Friends Friends of Wednesday’s Child Luncheon Celebrates 30 Years of Transforming Students’ Lives in Foster Care by Improving Their Educational Path
Libby & David Hunt / The Nancy & Herbert Hunt Family Foundation are presenting sponsors for the luncheon featuring Darlene Ellison, M.S. as keynote speaker
(January 25, 2014 - Dallas, TX) Join us as Friends of Wednesday’s Child celebrates its 30th anniversary with a luncheon on Wednesday, April 9th at Union Station in Dallas featuring Darlene M. Ellison, M.S., as the featured speaker. Author of The Predator Next Door, Darlene has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, a special television segment of Dateline NBC, an interview with D Magazine and more. Libby and David Hunt/The Nancy and Herbert Hunt Family Foundation is presenting the luncheon, chaired by Cachet Weinberg. Libby is honorary chair.
Transforming the lives of students in foster care by improving their educational path, Friends of Wednesday’s Child builds a road to hope and ensures kids in foster care have the opportunities they equally deserve to reach their full potential by supporting their educational needs. Foster children in North Texas are 50% more likely to drop out of high school or not graduate on time compared to their peers. Without educational success, foster children are ill-‐equipped to support themselves.
Cachet says, “We are raising money to transform foster children’s lives by providing them access to academic and essential supports to be successful in school and in life, everything from education expenses and enrichment activities ranging from after-school tutoring, college scholarships, dance lessons and so much more.”
Support of the Friends of Wednesday’s Child Luncheon helps ensure that foster children graduate high school on time and have a plan for their future.
Sharon McGowan, executive director, FWC, says, “We’d love for the public to join us in celebrating this milestone year. A gift truly makes a long-term difference for the 5,600 foster children in North Texas that we serve.”
Libby and David Hunt agree, saying, “We have chosen to be involved with Friends of Wednesday’s Child since Libby served on the Crystal Charity Ball charity selection committee and CCB chose them as a beneficiary years ago. This agency so beautifully exemplifies how effective even a small staff can be with dedicated hearts and a professional level of effectiveness. FWC exists to meet the educational needs of foster children when state funding and other resources are unavailable.”
Luncheon tickets begin at $175. A $300 ticket includes the VIP champagne reception. Underwriting and sponsorships begin at $1,500. For questions or more information, visit the website at https://wedchild.org/30th-anniversary-luncheon contact Sharon McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-‐231-‐1433, ext. 202.
About Friends of Wednesday’s Child:
Friends of Wednesday’s Child mission is to transform the lives of foster children through education. The fact is the drop-out rate for children living in foster care is more than three times that of other students. Part of that is because, on average, these children move eight times before they are 18 making it hard to get academic traction. By supporting foster children as they pursue their education, we can help. We know that when kids stay in school and graduate they’re off to a better start in life. Your support for such things as tutoring, enrichment programs, extracurricular activities, and academic scholarships makes it possible. The Ryan Foundation is the Sustaining Sponsor for Friends of Wednesday’s Child.
(Photo of Bill and Cachet Weinberg)
(Photo of Libby and David Hunt)