• John Pfleiderer

Reflections of Resilience

Updated: Aug 19



A Luncheon to recognize Advocates for Individuals and Families


October 19, 2022

12 to 1:30 pm

Glen Erin Golf Club, 1417 W. Airport Road, Janesville

 

Keynote address: A Voice for the Voiceless, by Ms. Erin Merryn.

An internationally known speaker, childhood sexual assault survivor, author, and activist, Ms. Merryn is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, a nonprofit social welfare organization. Erin’s Law requires all public schools in each state to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. The law has been passed in 37 states. For more information, visit

www.erinslaw.org


Recognition of Resilience in Our Community

Participants in Family Services’ Neighborhood Resilience Project tell their stories of resilience through their own photographs. In collaboration with Beloit College, these individuals, families, and community members show their own realities by capturing powerful images. Presented in part by Beloit College student.


In addition, we will share additional information regarding the progress of developing the Next Step Transitional Living Project. This is a unique effort to address the early childhood trauma and cognitive development needs within vulnerable and marginalized single parent formerly homeless families.


Recognitions of Commitment to a Stronger Community

In 2002, the Stateline Community Foundation was approached to fund a project to address the lack of advocacy services for survivors of sexual violence. This was a time when few publicly recognized the pervasiveness and severity of sexual violence. Under the leadership of Ms.Tara Tinder, the Stateline Community Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to support the beginning of what would become the Sexual Assault Recovery Program. This initial funding was the catalyst for the development of a respected program with a budget of over $700,000 that now serves survivors in two counties. To up-date Margaret Mead:Never doubt that a community foundation composed of a group of thoughtful people can help address the suffering of others.


Ms. Tammie King Johnson, recipient of the Building Better Communities Award. Currently the Executive Director of Family Promise, Ms. King Johnson was the founding director of Hands of Faith as well as the manager of MercyHealth’s House of Mercy Homeless Center in Janesville. She continues to be involved significantly in multiple efforts to address homeless, indeed, Tammie has dedicated more than two decades to helping people in crisis in our community. Hers is an important voice in promoting awareness of the current housing crisis.


Ms.Carol Wickersham, recipient of the Catalyst for Social Good Award. A facilitator of positive changes within our community for many years,Carol developed and serves as director of the Duffy Center for Community Partnerships at Beloit College and is a member of the Beloit College Sociology faculty. In 2009, Carol became the Director of Community-Based Learning at the Career and Community Engagement Center. She also serves as Jail Chaplain for incarcerated women, is an ordained Presbyterian minister, a member of the County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, and is a driving force for the development of the “Next Step” bi-generational transitional living project. Her impact on the quality of life in our community has been and will continue to be substantial.


Mr. Tom Finley and Dr.Bill Flanagan, recipients of the Community Champions Award. With a combined 37 years serving on the board of Family Services, Tom and Bill have been instrumental in the growth and development of the agency. A sampling of the significant projects they have helped Family Services achieve include creating the Neighborhood Resilience Project: a comprehensive service focusing on economically vulnerable single mothers with children; and launching the Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP), which is now the state-recognized service provider for victim services in Rock and Green Counties.




For more information please contact:

John Pfleiderer

Executive Director

jpfleiderer@familyservices1.org

608-365-1244

 

2022 Event Sponsorship

Your sponsorship helps Family Services continue to provide critical services to our neighbors facing quality of life challenges in our community. Please choose the level that’s right for you and/or your business.


Children’s Premier Advocate Sponsor $12,500

  • Headline recognition in all agency communications for one year.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for one year.

  • Recognition on all agency emails for one year.

  • Recognition as top sponsor on Family Services website for one year.

  • Six social media posts on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Recognition on event posters placed prominently in both Beloit and Janesville.

  • Large company logo prominently displayed in event program brochure.

  • Company logo on pens provided to all attendees.

  • Large company logo projected on screen at the event.

  • Company logo on each table’s flag on all tables.

  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker Erin Merryn* at the event.

  • Two tables for eight at the event.

Building Better Communities Award Sponsor $10,000

  • Headline recognition in all agency communications for six months.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for six months.

  • Recognition on all agency emails for six months.

  • Recognition on Family Services website for six months.

  • Five social media posts on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Recognition on event posters placed prominently in both Beloit and Janesville.

  • Company logo prominently displayed in event program brochure.

  • Company logo projected on screen during the event.

  • Opportunity to introduce Ms. Tammie King Johnson*, Recipient of the “Building Better Communities” award.

  • One table for eight at the event.

Social Justice Award Sponsor $7,250

  • Headline recognition in all agency communications for six months.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for six months.

  • Recognition on all agency emails for six months.

  • Recognition on Family Services website for six months.

  • Four social media posts on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Recognition on event posters placed prominently in both Beloit and Janesville.

  • Company logo projected on screen at the event.

  • Opportunity to introduce Ms. Carol Wickersham*, recipient of the “Catalyst for Social Good” award.

  • Four tickets to the event.

Recognition of Resilience in our Community Sponsor $5,000

  • Recognition in all agency communications for three months.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for three months.

  • Recognition on all agency emails for three months.

  • Recognition on Family Services website for three months.

  • Three social media posts on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Company logo projected intermittently on screen at the event.

  • Opportunity to introduce the Resilience in Our Community* project at the event.

  • Three tickets to the event.

Community Champions Award Sponsor (Two Available sponsorships available at $2,500 each)

  • Recognition in all agency communications for two months.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for two months.

  • Recognition on Family Services website for two months.

  • Two social media posts on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Company logo projected intermittently on screen at the event.

  • Opportunity to introduce either Mr. Tom Finley* or Dr. Bill Flanagan*, recipients of the Community Champion award.

  • Three tickets to the event.

Catalysts for Change Sponsor $1,000

  • Recognition in all agency communications for one month.

  • Recognition on agency letterhead for one month.

  • Recognition on Family Services website for one month.

  • One social media post on Family Services Facebook page.

  • Company logo projected intermittently on screen at the event.

  • Two tickets to the event.