Thanks so much to all of you who attended our Aug. 5 FWDO, held at the fantastic 809 at Vickery. The event was attended by more than 100 guests who enjoyed a yummy dinner provided as always by Chef Allen Lutes. Our theme was mental health initiatives, and we heard from three very different and worthy causes.
Regarding the microfinancing aspect of the FWDO event, two-thirds of the night's profits are going to our presenters! The Hope Center for Autism will receive $1,206, and the Alzheimer's Association and Grace After Fire will each receive $402. Part of our ability to keep hard costs at a minimum came from a generous $400 donation from Mr. Warren Russell that covered our venue fee, for which we are so appreciative. We were also very thankful to receive an additional $100 donation from the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church in support of the FWDO mission.
We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 29 for our Service Day and again on Nov. 4 for the next FWDO!
FWDO welcomes Neil and Robyn Jones as our newest board members
Neil and Robyn live in Fort Worth and are members at Arlington Heights UMC. They are proud parents of two awesome boys, Manse (age 8) and Grant (age 5). Neil is an Engineer at Bell Helicopter. Robyn has been working as a stay-at-home mom for the last 8 years and will be returning to work in FWISD this Fall as a Speech Pathologist.
The Joneses have been avid supporters of FWDO since its inception and are excited to be able to take their involvement a step further by being on the Board. When asked why they enjoy being a part of FWDO they said, "We love the fact that people get the opportunity to learn about different organizations that are making a difference in Fort Worth, while at the same time giving those same organizations the publicity and a financial boost to help them get up and running or grow further."
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thanks to you, FWDO hosts successful 5th event!
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