Preliminary results for our luncheon are in. We are extremely pleased to report that Open Arms attendees, sponsors and supporters donated over $50,000 to benefit Open Arms. Thank you one and all for making our primary fundraiser such a success!
If you weren’t able to make it to the luncheon and would like to contribute, it’s not too late! All donations over $150 will be matched, up to $20,750. You can make an online donation here.
We’ve received many requests for transcripts of Dr. Ben Danielson’s keynote address. While we do not have an exact transcript of his speech, Dr. Danielson has agreed to permit us to share his notes. View Dr. Ben Danielson’s keynote speech.
If you are interested, our luncheon video is also now available for streaming! Watch it here, or on YouTube. Share with your friends!
This year’s luncheon included an opportunity to register with Celebrated Chefs, a fun dining program that supports your favorite nonprofit. To sign up, register your information and designate Open Arms Perinatal Services as your nonprofit. From then on, every time you dine at one of the many delicious Celebrated Chefs restaurants, 5% of the cost of your meal goes to Open Arms at no cost to you! Participation in this program is free and easy. Read all about the program here. If you missed the luncheon and would like to sign up, visit the Celebrated Chefs website directly to enroll. The cookbook that was handed out at the luncheon can be mailed directly to you for a $10 handling fee. Or, sign up at any Open Arms event in the future and receive the cookbook for free. They also have a new free iPhone application!
And now, we leave you with some great photos from the luncheon.