2014 Fall Luncheon (past event)

2014 Fall Luncheon (past event)

Thank you for your support

Thank you for joining us for our Helping Our Kids Soar luncheon to benefit the many children we serve through the Children’s Guardian Fund and the Guardian ad Litem program.  We are grateful that you took the time to attend the luncheon and learn more about the work being done on behalf of children in state care.

One thought has stuck with me since I left the luncheon: the simple fact that the GAL Program, wonderful as it is, needs the help of others in order to fully achieve its mission.  Senator Galvano’s work in the Florida legislature, individual donors, the dedication of educators and individuals willing to support safe and stable housing for teens — all of this and more is needed if we are to improve outcomes for each and every child. Yesterday’s luncheon was a heart-warming example of our community drawing together in support of a cause we agree is important.

This may have been your first introduction to CGF.  We know there was a lot to take in and a luncheon format doesn’t give us enough time to address every aspect of our work.  If you would like to learn more, we invite you to visit our website or call our office to ask any questions you may have.  If we didn’t give you enough time to fill out the response card, we invite you to do this now and let us know how you may want to be involved with this important work.

Thank you again for caring about the children in our community whose lot in life has not always been happy.  With your help, we can say YES to every child in foster and state care!


Dr. Harold “Hal” Hedley

CGF President


Special  Thanks to our Generous Sponsors 


Honorary Luncheon Chair

Carol and Morton Siegler

Honorary Host Committee

Carol Belmont,  Robert and Willa Bernhard,  Susan Brainerd and Alan Quinby,  Cynthia M. Craig,  Michael Jerde,  William and Elizabeth Johnston,  Karen Johnson,  Catherine Kuhlman,  Graci McGillicuddy, and Susan Stockham.


Wendy Cox Law, PL

Betty Ewing



Carol Belmont

Robert and Willa Bernhard

Jasmine and Malcolm Candlish

Marcia and Michael Corrigan

Cynthia M. Craig

Hal and Luanne Hedley

Michael Jerde

Karen Johnson

Elizabeth and William Johnston

Kerkering Barberio

Catherine Kuhlman

Graci McGillicuddy

G.E. “Mike” Michalson

Candice Miller

Carol Pregont

Mark Sharff

Judy Sharple

Carol and Morton Siegler

Susan Stockham

Williams Parker



Ginger Judge

The Morin Family

Nancy Feehan

Kirk Pinkerton, P.A., Attorneys at Law

Regions Bank



The Adamchak Bordes Group, Merrill Lynch, Wealth Management Advisors

Boar’s Head Provisions Co., Inc.

Claudia George & Company

Rosalyn Fleischer

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Joy Holloway

Jo Ann Kertesz

Alan Kesten

Anne Moffitt

Nancy Parrish

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

Harold Ronson

The Sarasota Family Y

Betty Schoenbaum

Representative Greg Steube

Marjorie Tick

Law Offices of Vicki Wilson, P.A.

Jane Woods


Merchant Sponsors

ANJ Logos, LLC

Florida Studio Theatre

South Florida Museum

Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Orchestra


The Circus Arts Conservatory

The Players

The Ringling

TLC Toys