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Presented by American Electric Power

28th Annual
State of the Child Luncheon

May 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Thank you to all who helped us raise funds for DFYF programs! To our wonderful sponsors, lunch patrons, those who couldn't attend but sent donations, and to all who helped make the luncheon a success. Our text to donate goal during the luncheon was $10,000 - we were truly thankful to surpass this with total patron donations of $12,395.

We chose a "no MC" format this year. We enjoyed performances by Ohio Avenue Youth Center and Crittenton Center youth, we heard from DFYF frontline staff who shared informative words from their perspective, and we were moved by powerful stories shared by some of DFYF's clients and their families.
The art exhibit and sale in the lobby offered wonderful creations by our youth center artists.

100% of net proceeds goes to fund DFYF programs serving
over 8,000 youth and their families annually.


Check out some of our client's powerful stories:

Two Stories - DFYF Services
Isaiah's Story - Outreach Counseling Program
Together We Change Lives - DFYF Frontline Staff Perspective
A Family Heals - Children Who Witness Violence Program
Brenton's Story - Ohio Avenue Youth Center
Semira's Story - Teen Parent Connection Program
Meet Youth Center Performers - "My Shot" performance intro
Kid's Write Music - Hip Hop performance intro
"I'm One, We're Many" Wrap-up


2017 Sponsors:

Champion Sponsor:

American Electric Power

Leadership Sponsor:

Nationwide

Benefactor Sponsors:

L Brands Foundation

Corporate Underwriters:

Alliance Data
Grange Insurance
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Mills James

Partner:

Big Lots Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Supporters:

Deloitte
Huntington
Johnson Investment Counsel
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Porter Wright
Rhema Christian Center
The Robert Weiler Company

Contributors:

Crane Group
Dedicated Tech Services, Inc.
Glennon J. Karr, LLC
Illuminology
KPMG
The Mayer Family
Messer Construction Co.
ms consultants, inc.
OhioHealth
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
PNC
Park National Bank
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Schneider Downs
U.S. Bank


 

Our mission to empower families and their children to make sound choices and achieve promising futures is not only one of philanthropy - it is one that is crucial to the well being of our society as a whole.

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