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KidsTLC – Benefit23

KidsTLC hosted Benefit23, a dreamy evening filled with pajamas and a fun celebration (sounds wonderful!) led by Chairmen Sarah and Ryan Owings. With delightful cocktails from J. Rieger & Co., and a fun after-party with a DJ, guests were able to support KidsTLC’s mission to transform the lives of children and families experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges, developmental trauma, and autism.

Andrew Lich, Jamie Auping, and 2023 Benefit23 Chairmen Sarah and Ryan Owings


(Front Row): Patty Gay, Donna Mertz, Cindy Bundschuh, Donna Calvert, and Alisa Ford (back row) Bill Gay, Tom Mertz, Bill Bundschuh, Nick Calvert, and Bill Ford


Molly Nichols and Linda Rumsey


Rojanae Williams and Anthea Parker

Featured in the November 25, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Nicole Bissey Photography


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