APRIL 23, 2016 I SENTRYWORLD GRAND HALL
Local teens suffering from mental illness will be provided additional access to mental health resources due to the tremendous philanthropy shared at the 26th Annual Gala for Giving on Saturday, November 7, at Sentry World's Grand Hall.
A sold-out crowd of 200 attendees raised over $131,000 - an amount unmatched in the 26th Gala for Giving history.
Dollars raised will help provide local teenagers additional access to mental health screening and mental health resources. The generosity of participants of the Gala for Giving will help alleviate the barrier of access for mental health services for high school students in our community.
“By providing education, screenings and resources to the age group where mental illness often first begins, lives can be changed. Stigma can be reduced. The effects of this cruel disease can be lessened,” stated John Hartman, the emcee for the evening. “And those affected can learn to manage their symptoms and live a life of recovery and hope.”
22nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration
Local leaders Rick Flugaur, Pat Hilpert and Don Peters were honored with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 22nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration on Saturday, April 25. More than 180 people took part in celebrating the exceptional contributions each has given to our community. The Quality of Life Leadership Award is offered annually in recognition of leaders that significantly impact the lives of others.
"This annual event allows our entire community to reflect on the contributions these three local leaders have shared with all of us," said Angie Heuck, Saint Michael’s Foundation Director. "The evening is an opportunity recognize the award recipients and to show our gratitude for their tireless efforts towards creating a better quality of life for everyone."