Child Focus Encourage the Heart Dinner a Success

August 30, 2018

The Encourage the Heart Dinner, sponsored by Champion for Children Howerton Construction, Presenting Sponsor American Modern Insurance Group and Gold Sponsors Sycamore Capital, Lykins, Children's Hospital and Park National Bank, was August 10. 

Child Focus encourages the heart of the most vulnerable children in our community– children who live in poverty, children with mental illness and children who hurt. Child Focus offers hope and support for children to learn, heal and grow.  The Encourage the Heart Dinner was at Holiday Inn Eastgate and included hors d'oevres and wine ($20 each), bourbon ($30 each), art and silent auctions.  Money raised goes to the Child Focus, Inc. Encourage the Heart Fund, supporting the agency's greatest need such as client scholarships, funding gaps, emerging program needs and staff and facility development. 

Check out the program for award narratives by clicking here.  Click here for pictures from that night.

Awardees honored for their extraordinary service include:

Law Enforcement: Joe Palmer, Captain Hogue and Captain McConnell

Mental Health: Teri Friedrich and Diane Egbers

Youth Leadership: Devon Devoe and Shelby Pairan 

Parent Leadership: Tiffany Jackson, Christa Jackson, David Mullins and Ashley Hines

Early Learning: Chris Humphrey and Sarah Ghee

Difference Makers: Dr. Keith Kline and Jim Carter