Merakey Foundation's 20th Annual Golf ClassicDespite the wet weather on May 22, the Merakey Foundation’s 20th Annual Golf Classic was a hole in one! Over a hundred golfers came out to the Ace Club in Lafayette Hill, PA to support the Foundation and the services provided at Merakey. The Ace Club provided a delicious lunch and dinner for all those in attendance. By the end of the day, the Merakey Foundation raised more than $322,000 in support of Merakey’s programs and services. This year’s event focused on Merakey Foster Care services and individuals aging out of the programs. The Foundation’s funding offers the ability to provide a college semester of tuition and books, rent for two months after leaving the program, and other everyday resources. Special guest Valentina Hollinger, a former individual who received services at Merakey, used this platform to be a voice for those still facing challenges in the system. She received a standing ovation for her speech and posed for lots of pictures with guests! We thank Valentina for her participation and words of action.
Special thanks to Board Chairman Mike Mitchell, CEO Joe Martz, members of the Merakey Foundation and Parent Boards, and all the contributors for their incredible support over the past 20 years, helping to raise more than $3 million from this event for Merakey programs and services.