53nd Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Save the Date:
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
- Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Ballroom
- Featuring: Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President, Acton Institute
- Musical Guest: Wayburn Dean, Executive Director, Other Way Ministries
- More information coming soon!
LAST YEAR'S EVENT:
This year on October 16, more than 665 supporters of Wedgwood Christian Services gathered at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel to celebrate 52 years of God's blessings on an organization dedicated to offering transformational hope to children, youth and families in our community. The event was our largest attended dinner event ever, helping to raise more than $216,000 for the Children's Hope Annual Fund, which enables Wedgwood to provide its five Transforming Services (Chaplaincy/Young Life, Employment Training Program, Wellness, Educational Support and Prevention Services). These services provide opportunities for faith-based programs and help to ensure strong outcomes.
During the event we were honored with the heartfelt, and often humorous, presentation by Emily Colson; author of Dancing with Max, her 21 year old autistic son.
The evening began with a special video introduction of Emily by her father, the late Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship. We were also privileged to watch videos of Max, being able to meet this remarkable young man. Emily vividly painted the picture of the challenges of raising Max where one could “see” her joy, laughter, and personal battles unfold as she shared her life’s journey with Max.
Dick and Linda Antonini were awarded the Doug and Lois Nagel Leadership award for their exemplary investment of their hearts, time, counsel and resources to Wedgwood. Dick was one of the visionaries for Wedgwood’s expanded services and renovated campus through the Building Hope for Children campaign. Thank you, Dick and Linda, for all you have done to serve hurting children and families in the name of Christ.
Wayburn Dean, award winning recording artist and Executive Director of The Other Way Ministries, glorified God through his inspirational songs that were a source of encouragement to all.
We rejoice in the knowledge of God's continued blessing and guidance as we continue to address needs in our community. Thank you for your support to advance this ministry of services to children and families.
All proceeds from the Anniversary Celebration Dinner help support Wedgwood's Children's Hope Annual Fund which provides funding for our five transforming services.