PPWNM Presents 2010 Founders' Award at Annual Dinner
PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN — Nearly 200 guests raised more than $20,000 at the second annual Petoskey Healthy Families Dinner on June 3. Supporters came out to Stafford’s Bay View Inn to visit with friends and meet like-minded neighbors, “Planned Parenthood events are always so fun because it’s interesting to see who else supports women’s issues,” remarked one guest.
PPWNM President/CEO Kathy Humphrey thanked the crowd and told them what their support means to our clients; while PPWNM Board Chair Sandra McClurg brought the message to life by reading a letter from an actual client, “’I have Planned Parenthood to thank, not only for saving me from serious health problems, but also for connecting me to the resources I needed to survive financially,’” read Sandra.
The program was topped off with the annual presentation of PPWNM’s Founders’ Award for Distinguished Service, recognizing Petoskey-area leaders and supporters. Recipients, Dave and Ann Irish helped launch the first Planned Parenthood in Petoskey, in 1969, “It was an honor to receive the award from an organization that means so much to Ann and I,” said Dave. “We are lucky to have worked with such caring and dedicated staff and volunteers over the years.”
The Founders’ Award recognizes significant contributions to Planned Parenthood in Petoskey. It is named for the founders of Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood – which incorporated in Petoskey in 1970 – Ann and Dave Irish, Delores Johnson, and Mary Lou and John Tanton.
Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides reproductive health care and sexuality education services with locations in eight Michigan cities. Learn more at www.ppwnm.org.