Fall Fundraising Dinner – a Success!

  • Molly Zavitz
  • September 18, 2015
  • News

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Old friends and new friends of Sheltering Tree all gathered September 17th at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church reception hall to celebrate the innovate communities for adults with developmental disabilities and fund raise for our next site, a 20 unit residence to be located near 72nd and Military Ave. Cocktail hour started with friends catching up, drinks and drawings for items such as an iPad while people bid on silent auction items. Tours of the magnificent Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox church lead by Father Sasha Petrovich, prayer and dinner followed. Father Stephen Walinski kicked the night off as Master of Ceremonies, followed by moving speeches by current Sheltering Tree residents, Jason, Zach and Michael. Founder Shirley McNally was presented with a framed picture of a tree that all the current residents had signed in honor of her part of making their hopes and dreams to live a normal life come true. Many of the Sheltering Tree residents, their families and the employees of Sheltering Tree were in attendance as well. The fundraiser was beautifully coordinated by Jennifer Vinton and many others who worked very hard to make the night a success. Thank you to everyone that came and all who helped. If you’d like to donate to the cause, we love to have you join us in creating a normal life for adults with developmental disabilities. Donate now!

Special Thanks
to You for your support of Sheltering Tree
Our Host Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Internal Medicine Physicians P.C.
Rotella’s Italian Bakery
Jennifer Vinton , Fall Dinner Coordinator

Silent auction donors: Victoria Vinton, Stella’s, Garden Café, Luann Rabe/Mary Kay Cosmetics, Trivent/Bellino Enterprises, Creighton University, Rabe Dance Studio, 1st Family Chiropractic, Maggie Brugman, Henry Doorley Zoo, Tom and Jenn Vinton, Steve Vinton, Rev. & Mrs. Nicholas Klodnicki, Duane and Judy Thome, Therese and Roger Farnsworth, Pam Johnson, Borsheims, Marla Brown, Jan Mlnarik, Susan Lacy, Diane Moen, Bill Morrison, Sheryl Hess, Tom Weidner, Jim Grentlinger.

Joleen David, T-Shirts
The Silver Screen, Video
Aaron Zavitz Photography, photos
T & S Management, printing
Brenda Elson, dessert
Therese Farnsworth, signage
Michele Greenwood, Duane and Judy Thome, Sarah Trout, Malcom McGruder, Matt Frohm, Michael Thome, Mike McNally, Bruce Peoples, Zach Vinton, Ted Williams, invitations
Shirley McNally, absolutely everything
Bruce Elson and Matt Frohm, greeters
Andrew Doerr and Mike McNally, drawing tickets
Faith Doerr, Eliza Peoples, Duane Thome, check in and name tags
Stephanie O’Hanlon, St. Nicholas
The Reverend Father Sasa Petrovic, St. Nicholas tour guide
Luann Rabe, Maggie Brugman, Victoria Vinton, Tom Vinton, silent auction and drawing
Maria Walinski-Peterson and Glenn Peterson, and Heather and Ryan Newell, host couples
Maria Walinski-Peterson and Kh. Joan Sarah Walinski, decorations
The Very Reverend Father F. Stephen Walinski, Master of Ceremonies
Joel Elson, John Elson and Sarah Trout, bartending
Pat Greenwood, mic and speakers
Dan Walsh, Attorney
Duane Thome, Golf Tournament & Paint with Purpose Fundraiser
Julie Stavneak, J Development
Curtis L. Tate, TAS Construction, Omaha, NE, General Contractor
Larry Lundquist, Lund Ross Construction
Tammy Eagle Bull, Encompass Architects
Judy Frohm, Community Calendar

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