On Thursday, May 8th, Crawford House supporters, donors, board members and current and previous residents came together at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal to recognize the efforts of our 2014 Spring Dinner honorees, Shirley and Art Martin and the Congregation of Blawenburg Reformed Church. The funds raised will all be used towards services and programs that benefit our female residents who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
The evening provided food, fun and most importantly awareness. It began at 6:00 PM in the reception area with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. While mingling guests were able to bid on Silent Auction items provided by local supporters and businesses. At 7:00 PM guests were escorted to their seats and welcomed by Crawford House’s Vice President of the Board James W. Parmele who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. A blessing was given by a current resident, followed by heartfelt comments from David W. Cochran representing the Congregation of Blawenburg Reformed Church and Art Martin. Three alumnae then shared their emotional stories of addiction and recovery with the assistance of Crawford House.
Our honorees could not have been more deserving this year. Executive Director of Crawford House, Linda Leyhane, best describes our honorees exceptional support “We are privileged to have been able to honor The Congregation of Blawenburg Reformed Church and Shirley and Art Martin, as our neighbors and long time supporters at this important fundraiser for Crawford House. We have benefited from their generosity for many years, allowing us to help women throughout New Jersey recover from addiction by learning new, healthy behaviors that allow them to lead independent, productive and happy lives.”
“We cannot start over but we can begin now and make a new ending.” Crawford House gives women the chance they need to work on themselves while healing from addiction and trauma.
Our annual dinner is Crawford House’s signature event and supporters have the power to make a difference in a woman’s life.
The MBA Montgomery Professional Rodeo supports Crawford House.
This year’s Rodeo is happening June 7th and 8th at Daube Farm on Sunset Road.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Crawford House.
Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children and seniors.
We appreciate your support of the Rodeo!
Thanks also to Montgomery Business Association for making it happen.
Click here for information about Rodeo sponsorship, or to purchase tickets.
The Barlow Legacy Society
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of Crawford House are pleased to offer Planned Giving as a way to support the mission of Crawford House in the coming years. Named in honor of Walter Barlow, a dedicated board member and mission advocate, The Barlow Legacy Society provides the opportunity for donors to make deferred gifts. Upon making a Planned Gift, donors are extended membership in the Barlow Legacy Society. Society members are recognized yearly at an annual event, are acknowledged in the Crawford House annual report and listed on the Legacy honor plaque in Crawford House’s Administration Building.
In addition to securing Crawford House’s future, there are several tax benefits to making a deferred gift. Deferred gifts can be in the form of bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance or life income trusts.
For more information, please click the link below or contact the Development Officer at Crawford House by calling 908.874.5153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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