Sulzbacher Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to our friends at the Sulzbacher Center on celebrating their 20th Anniversary during their 17th Annual Transformations benefit to be held Thursday, October 15th at the Times Union Center Moran Theater.  During this event, Center residents–past and present–will share their success stories of how they have been able to restore self-sufficiency to their once broken lives.

SulzbacherCenter“Transformations is an amazing opportunity for us to put a face to the statistics,” said Cindy Funkhouser, Sulzbacher president/CEO, in a recent Times-Union interview. “We can say that we put 509 people into permanent housing last year, but when you actually learn the personal stories it is so much more impactful. Each of those 509 people had unique struggles and life experiences.  We are always so proud to be able to showcase the courageous and amazing people that have literally transformed their lives and started a new and successful chapter.”

According to the Times-Union article, a new crowdfunding campaign will be launched during this year’s event–the 20/20 Challenge–with the goal of raising $20,000 in 20 days.   An anonymous donor has provided a $20,000 match, so each donation will be matched up to $20,000. In addition, the Sulzbacher Center will be unveiling details of its upcoming Opening Doors campaign.

The agenda for the evening:

5:30 p.m. Reception
Before the evening’s program will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and live music. Mix, mingle and network with like-minded people who care about the Jacksonville community. Peruse enticing Silent Auction items and place your best bid, all for a worthy cause.

7:00 p.m. Transformations Program
Hear firsthand how the comprehensive programs and services the Sulzbacher Center provides are transforming lives in our community each day, turning despair into hope.

8:00 p.m. Dessert Reception Afterglow
Come together after the program to enjoy coffee, desserts and place your final Silent Auction bid. Learn more about how you can become part of the exciting Opening Doors campaign.

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