2018 Sunset in the Country Raises Over $550k for Anchor Center
Anchor Center for Blind Children’s largest annual fundraiser, Sunset in the Country, was held on September 22nd, 2018. More than 500 supporters and friends of Anchor Center attended this unique event, held at J-5 Equestrian Center. What started as…
Anchor Center for Blind Children’s largest annual fundraiser, Sunset in the Country, was held on September 22nd, 2018. More than 500 supporters and friends of Anchor Center attended this unique event, held at J-5 Equestrian Center. What started as a small “Picnic in the Country” 22 years ago, has evolved into a gala with a silent auction, live auction, dinner, special guest speaker, video about Anchor Center, live entertainment, and dancing. This year, Sunset in the Country raised more than $550,000 for Anchor Center!
We are so grateful to everyone who attended, donated and volunteered to make this year’s Sunset in the Country absolutely spectacular. Your support is so important in helping children with visual impairments and their families. We can’t possibly express that better than our parent speaker, Lauren Gutenplan, did at the event:
“We all feel at home at Anchor Center. Over the last five years, Owen has grown into such a character. You have given him the confidence to take risks, be a part of his community, and be himself. You have taught him how to use his vision and make his disability a strength. Owen constantly says you are his friends – his best friends. Just like Owen, you have given me confidence as a parent, allowed me to grow, showed me to look at the world more positively, and be a stronger person. Anchor Center has shown me – through lots of tears, bouts of frustration, smiles and laughter, through big moments and small ones – that being a part of the Anchor family has been an incredible journey. From the bottom of my heart and my boys, and my entire family, thank you! ” (read more from Lauren here)
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Interested in hosting a table at our next Sunset in the Country 2019? Contact Savannah Wippel at 303-377-9732 x156 or firstname.lastname@example.org