Five local fathers to be honored during annual fundraising event
ZANESVILLE, OH – ForeverDads, a regional non-profit that provides programming and resources to fathers and families, is hosting its annual fundraising celebration. The event celebrates the Legacy of Fatherhood, honoring Robert Bumpus, Carroll Fink, James Gaiters, Michael Lutz and Hugh Maxwell, for their devotion to being a dad and commitment to their community.
Advanced general reserved seating at the event is $35, which includes dinner. Limited table sponsorships are also available.
Burl Lemon, Executive Director of ForeverDads is enthusiastic about the event, in its sixth year. “The Tribute to Fatherhood is our way of honoring men who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their children and their community. It’s a small bit of gratitude for a group of men whose character and confident leadership have made an immeasurable impact on the lives of those around them.”
Last year's Tribute to Fatherhood event was a resounding success, with over 400 attendees and $17,000 raised for the organization, which amounts to about 12% of its operating budget for the year. Michael Steen, President and CEO of The Community Bank and multi-year sponsor is working toward a similar goal for 2017. “Reflecting on who my father was to me and who I have become today, the Legacy of Fatherhood becomes paramount to our communities. The Tribute to Fatherhood is an honor to my dad and all other fathers.”
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6pm
North Terrace Church of Christ
1420 Brandywine Blvd.