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The Family Conservancy – Blue Carpet Event

The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event was held at The Abbott. More than 300 guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music. Proceeds support a community where all children have the opportunity to find health, happiness, and education.

Neelima Parasker, Julie Pierce, Stacey Paine, Suzanne Williams, board member; Jill McCarthy, and Stephanie Sage, board member


Board Member Brian and Lynn Dunn


Brad and Jill Killeen with Julie Matlage, board member; and Brian Matlage


Jennifer Lawless, Dr. Mark Box, and Alexandra Vaters


Talitha McFadden, TFC featured client, shared her journey with the guests.


Neelima Parasker, Kelly Hokanson, Monica Wilkens, Pam Rodriguez, and Suzanne Williams, board member


Tyler Nottberg was honored with the Betsy Vander Velde Award for his commitment to building better futures for children in Our Town.


Board Members Melvin Sarmiento and Sheriff Don Ash


Diana Martinez, Lois Carr, Jessica Warlick, Fahima Osman, Langston Jones, Kelly Schiltz, Jenny Brandt, Sabrina Boyd, Gail McClure, Morgan Butler, Susan Owens, and Marsha Wiard, all with The Family Conservancy


JT Purcell, Jennifer Cullinan, Kara McClain, Lauren Daab, and Nick Nash, board member

Also featured in the December 7, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  Mindful Media


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