June Newsletter
75th Birthday Celebration:
$158,675 Raised!
On Saturday, June 4th, our community of Difference Makers came together in a big way at our 75th Birthday Celebration: Benefit Dinner & Auction! We raised a grand total of $158,675 through bids and donations at the event! Attendees were wowed with a live performance from Aaron Kizer of Kizer Arts, and had the chance to bid on his live painting and a commissioned studio painting by Kizer during the live auction. Our residents and Recreation Team did a fantastic job during the live auction portion of the night displaying items to the crowd with fun props and costumes. Thanks to our amazing item donors, we also had more silent auction packages than ever before with close to 200 packages for our guests to bid on. Over 500 individual items were donated to the silent auction this year!

Kara Howard, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, expressed her excitement at the success of the event. "Wendell Foster's 75th Birthday Celebration was a great success! We are proud to share that we had record attendance and a record number of auction items. Thanks to our dedicated sponsors and supporters, over $158,000 was raised in support of Wendell Foster," she said.

Thank you to our amazing supporters, friends, sponsors, volunteers, and all who attended for making this event a huge success! Because of you, we can achieve Yes! Moments for the next 75 years! We can't wait to continue celebrating 75 years of service for the rest of 2022, and we want you to celebrate with us. See our upcoming events at the end of this newsletter to find out how you can get involved!
Check out more photos from our 75th Birthday Celebration on our Facebook!
Whitesville Lions Club Pie Auction Results
Wendell Foster was honored to receive $10,000 in proceeds from the Whitesville Lions Club Chili Supper & Pie Auction on April 29th! Wendell Foster CEO, Doug Hoyt, was presented a check by Lion President Floyd Russelburg on June 6th. The event, which returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID, benefited Wendell Foster and Puzzle Pieces. The grand total raised from the night's festivities was $20,000!

Thank you to the Whitesville Lions Club and the many community members in attendance for an amazing night of generosity! We are so glad this event is back in our community, and we are humbled by the support we continue to receive. We can't wait until next year's event!
Pictured: Wendell Foster CEO, Doug Hoyt, and Lion President, Floyd Russelburg.
75th Anniversary Print: Get Yours Today!
We are excited to unveil this original piece displaying 75 years of history on Wendell Foster's campus! This beautiful watercolor portrait, created by Owensboro artist Alex Anderson Jagoe of Blend by Alex, illustrates our journey at 815 Triplett Street: from the Slaughter Home in 1947, all the way to the Latham Outpatient Therapy Facility in 2020! We will treasure this special piece of art for years to come!
Take home your own 75th Anniversary Portrait! 8x10 (matted to fit 11x14) prints are now available for pre-order at $40. To order your print, please contact Kara Howard at khoward@wendellfoster.org. Cash, check, or card accepted.
Aloha! It's Tiki Time!
Wendell Foster's Recreation Team brought the beach to our Sensory Park for our Luau Party on June 2nd! Our residents enjoyed some fun in the sun with water games and music. It was the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer! We are so thankful for our creative Recreation Team for always planning the best experiences for our residents!
Upcoming Events
First Responder's BBQ
July 21st, 2022, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Wendell Foster's Sensory Park
Wendell Foster Golf Scramble
September 16th, 2022
Shotgun Start at 8:15 am
Ben Hawes Municipal Golf Course
For more information on participating in our Golf Scramble, or volunteer opportunities at both events, please contact Kara Howard at khoward@wendellfoster.org, or Gabby Bradley at gbradley@wendellfoster.org.
Thank You to Our 75th Year Partners!
Celebrating 75 Years of Service in our Community
For 75 years, our focus has been to provide children and adults with disabilities with the tools, education, therapies, and support to reach their dreams and potential.

As a leader in serving those with disabilities, we provide cutting-edge support to over 2,000 people in 37 counties across Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Our Vision is to be the premier provider of rehabilitative, community-based, and residential services.
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