2015 Annual Dinner Celebration & Auction a Great Success
The SMA Foundation hosted its 17th Annual Dinner Celebration & Auction on July 2nd honoring Judge Joseph G. Will.

The night was a great success, raising over $137,000, moving the crowd with emotional testimonials, expanding community knowledge of SMA Behavioral Healthcare's Services, and...  of course, honoring Judge Will for his amazing work in our community.  

Judge Will's interest in and service to addicted and mentally ill persons involved in the justice system throughout his judicial career is unparalleled.  He holds a special place in the lives and hearts of those who have been in his courtroom.  Jonathan, Drug Court graduate, spoke at the event and expressed sincere appreciation for Judge Will's part in turning his life around.

 The crowd was moved with emotion by the stories shared by two young women who had been through BEACH House and RAP (Residential Adolescent Program) and offered standing ovations and support in response to the courage it took to share the details of their struggles and recovery.  

Sheriff Ben Johnson attended, leading the Pledge of Allegiance and presenting a $50,000 check to SMA.  The donation came from forfeiture funds approved by the Volusia County Council to be used for enhancing substance abuse services in the county.  

Ivan Cosimi (SMA CEO), Connie Ritchey (SMA Chairman), Sheriff Ben Johnson, Jon Greaves (SMA Foundation Chairman), Carolyn Sentelik (SMA Foundation Executive Director), Andrew Gurtis (Event MC and SMA Foundation Board Member)

The top live auction item was a beautiful handcrafted quilt made by the women at WARM, which brought in $2,500. Other items included FAST LAPS with Carl Edwards, a leather Daytona 500 jacket signed by Joey Logano, a Disney family weekend package, and a chef hosted dinner party for 8 prepared by SMA's very own  Kevin Gallagher,  ACF (American Culinary Federation) Chef.   

Quilt Winners Pete & Sarah Coady with Ivan Cosimi and Quilt Instructor, Shirley Schindler (left)
Daytona 500 Jacket Donated by Daytona International Speedway (center)
Dinner Party Winner Dr. Pamela Carbiener (right)

Thanks to the following donors for this year's auction items:  Daytona International Speedway, Undercover Tourist, Hilton Garden Inn, Chef Gallagher, and WARM at Vince Carter Sanctuary.  


Carolyn Sentelik unveiled the Huger Adolescent Campus Project, a $500,000 capital campaign to upgrade and improve SMA's facilities at 3875 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.  The project includes a new home for BEACH House, upgraded classrooms,  and an overall college campus feel for the youth served at that site.  Proceeds from this year's dinner will go toward that project.  

Artwork by local artist, Rebecca Fedor

For more information about the project, please contact the Foundation offices at (386) 254-1136 or (386) 254-1139.  To make a donation, please visit our website at www.SMAFoundation.com.  Checks can be made payable to the SMA Foundation, memo: TB Project, and mailed to P.O. Box 11169, Daytona Beach, FL 32120.  

Events like the Annual Dinner Celebration & Auction are a success thanks to sponsors, attendees, donors, committee members, and volunteers.  

We would like to extend a special thank you to the event sponsors:


Daytona International Speedway
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Gale Lemerand & Jill Simpkins
Stockton Maintenance Group

Checkered Flag Committee
Cobb Cole
Daytona Beach Police Department
Halifax Health
Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe, PL
James Moore & Co.
Jon Greaves & Bob Wheeler
Keyes, Stange & Wooten Wealth Management & Intracoastal Bank
Perryman Family Foundation
Picerne Real Estate Group & Kirby Rentals, LLC
The Remey Wealth Advisory Group at Stifel
Scott E. Simpson, PA
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
SMA Behavioral Board of Directors
Smith, Stout, Bigman & Brock, PA
Southeast Automotive Management


November 5, 2015

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