The week of Sept. 9-15 was a flurry of activity as we hosted a series of events to celebrate the programs now run by The Foundation for Delaware County, which have been serving and partnering with families in Delaware County for 25 years. The events exemplified the Foundation’s commitment to help our youngest citizens get off to the best possible start in life. The celebration began with the Healthy Start and Nurse-Family Partnership Family Reunion on Saturday and continued with educational programs throughout the week for community members and service providers. It concluded with a festive 25th Anniversary Dinner on Friday.
A New Foundation with Long-Standing Programs
“The Foundation for Delaware County is brand new, but the programs we’ve inherited are celebrating 25 years of impact and progress for thousands of vulnerable families in Delaware County,” says Frances Sheehan, president of the Foundation.
“We are honored to carry on the legacy established by these programs and look forward to having an even bigger impact in the future. This weeklong celebration honored those who have played a part in the programs’ successes – particularly in the successes of families we serve – and highlighted some critical data that will inform the direction we take in providing services in the future. We invite all to join us as we build a healthy Delaware County for all our residents — from the beginning.”
For highlights, please visit the pages below:
- Family Reunion & Baby Buggy Walk
- Doing Right by Babies
- Community Action Network (CAN) Meeting
- Hispanic Resource Fair
- Empower the Advocate
- 25th Anniversary Dinner
See Delaware County Daily Times article about the 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Thanks to our 25th Anniversary sponsors