Breakfast raises $25K to support FSGC services

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About 50 FSGC supporters and donors attended the 2024 Hope & Healing breakfast.

It’s tough to pass up a delicious breakfast. It’s even tougher when the most important meal of the day comes with an opportunity to help individuals and families living with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

About 50 people attended Family Service & Guidance Center’s 5th Annual Hope & Healing Breakfast at the Foundry Event Center on April 2. They enjoyed a delicious breakfast and raised over $25,000 to support the organization’s services and programs.

“The Hope & Healing Breakfast is an opportunity to introduce new individuals to our organization and our mission,” Pam Evans, Director of Marketing & Development said. “It’s part of our effort to grow our individual donor base so FSGC isn’t so reliant on corporate gifts and sponsorships.”

She said that the event is attended by established loyal donors, as well.

“A number of established donors attend and bring friends,” Evans said. “[The longtime donors] get a recap of what’s going on at FSGC while their friends get their first look at who we serve and how we impact thousands of lives.”

Kathy Mosher, CEO, delivers an FSGC update.

Gifts and pledges ranged from $30 to $5,000. Some guests made one-time gifts, but a number made larger, multi-year pledges, as well. Evans, however, said that fundraising events aren’t really about money.

She explained, “Raising a lot of money is great, but what’s important is, how those dollars are put to work helping individuals in our community who are struggling. Money allows FSGC’s amazing staff members to make a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives. Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about.”

Founded in 1904, Family Service & Guidance Center is a nonprofit community mental health center with extensive experience and expertise in meeting the mental health needs of children, teens and families.
FSGC serves nearly 10,000 individuals and families with direct clinical services, outreach and prevention each year. FSGC provides a full range of mental health services to treat anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma and other common mental health challenges.

For more information about FSGC, contact Pam Evans, Director of Marketing & Development, at or 785.232.7902.