Funds will benefit agency’s foster care, adoption and mentoring services
The fundraiser benefits Child Safe Michigan’s foster care, adoption and mentoring services for neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan.
“Child Safe Michigan is an award-winning agency that has made a difference in hundreds of young lives,” said Judson Center President & CEO Lenora Hardy-Foster. “We are committed to improving the lives of children and families in our community, and providing a safe, nurturing home environment is extremely important to a child’s growth and successful transition into adulthood.”
During the evening’s program, Hardy-Foster and Child Safe Michigan Board Chair Keith Pomeroy welcomed the 220 guests and thanked the many corporate, foundation and individual sponsors who provided major support for the event.
“Thanks to our generous supporters, Child Safe Michigan successfully arranged 192 foster care placements, finalized 132 adoptions and matched 64 youth with mentors last year,” said Pomeroy. “The money raised at this year’s Legends of Tomorrow gala will enable us to reach more children who need hope for the future.”
The 2023 Legends of Tomorrow gala co-chairs are Child Safe Michigan Board Member David Grossman and Julie Adelson, both of Franklin, MI. Child Safe Michigan founder, Elizabeth Brazilian, was in attendance and offered her appreciation to the sponsors, donors and friends who have helped the agency fulfill its mission.
Gala guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, silent and live auctions, a raffle and an afterglow with dancing and entertainment provided by Nuclassica.
Judson Center President & CEO Lenora Hardy-Foster and Child Safe Board Member Keenie Fieger
Edward Levy and Linda Dresner Levy
Event Co-Chairs Julie Adelson and David Grossman
Child Safe Board Chair Keith Pomeroy and Legends Gala Committee Member Lori Zieman
About Child Safe Michigan
Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center, provides foster care, adoption, and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan. In addition to providing expert, comprehensive services, Child Safe Michigan offers children safety and stability that allows them to grow and thrive. The agency received the 2019 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Team Excellence Award for outstanding commitment to Michigan’s children and families. For more information, visit www.childsafemichigan.org.
About Judson Center
Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for more than 99 years, is a non-profit human services agency providing expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, and developmental, behavioral and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being, and maximum potential. Judson Center also offers integrated primary healthcare for all through Judson Center Health in Warren and is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of more than 13,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277. Learn more at www.judsoncenter.org.
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