Blessed Beyond Words!
On January 26th at the Q Center in St. Charles, 285 guests gathered to support Lazarus House. The Board of Directors and staff want to THANK everyone involved from the bottom of our hearts. It is because of you, our supporters, that Lazarus House continues to fulfill our mission serving those in need in our community. Leanne Deister-Goodwin made her debut as our new Executive Director, Dr. John Mason and JC Gonzalez-Mendez, Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, shared their efforts and the future plans of Lazarus House with our guests. The gala continues to “Unmask the Face of Homelessness”, as our key note speakers, Wendy Gruber, Stephen Paul, and Andrew Wegner shared their personal experiences as Case Managers. It was powerful; it was not a performance, it was real, 3 true stories told by 3 employees in their own words. The evening was filled with fun, music, laughter and tears, and together we raised over $150,000 for operating funds! Thank you to our guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers! Special thank you Nick Smith for directing our key note speakers and to our phantom, Dave Purdy who sang the “Music of the Night.
The Gala committee deserves a round of applause! Thank you Dan Campbell, Cheryl Hanneman, Sue McDowell, Anna Meltzer, Shuki Moran, David Pietryla, Paulina Szczepanek, Bob Tardella, and Debbie Treutler for all your dedication and hours of planning and preparing!
To view our key note speakers presentation link to https://youtu.be/SOFvQe8aBsk