Friday, September 17, 2021
Over the years, the Miller-Dwan Foundation has received remarkable support from individuals and businesses throughout our community – support that has allowed us to fill important health care gaps. This year will be no different. With the leadership of ARTcetera co-chair Mary Kay Berarducci, we will join hands to support the mental health need of people of all ages.
Throughout our nation, COVID has exacerbated life’s stresses. More than ever, people everywhere need the skills to help them cope. Together we can make that happen. With your support, ARTcetera 2021 proceeds will be used to hire a full-time, community-based Coping Skills Specialist certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. These are the same skills taught at Amberwing and the same skills that can help transform the lives of children, parents, families and anyone interested in feeling better. Already, these skills have been taught in area schools, agencies and organizations. But there’s so much more to do. Evidence-based and used all over the world, DBT saves lives.
So, believe in hope, believe in the light and come into the open. Join us for a one-of-a kind, intimate and exclusive evening where you can support the mental health of those in our region.
Get ready for the return of the region’s premier party with purpose as the Miller-Dwan Foundation presents its 23rd annual gala fundraiser, ARTcetera.
We’ll safely gather in person for a gourmet dining experience, a live and silent auction, special guest speaker Nora McInerny and more. Together, we’ll empower life-changing opportunities by supporting the mental health needs of people of all ages, all across our region.
5 pm: Social Hour & Silent Auction
7 pm: Dinner & Live Auction
8:30 pm Nora McInerny
It’s time to step out and step up. Dine, mingle and make good on our commitment to mental health. So we can bring more healing out into the open.
Check back for more details and ticket information soon.
Special Guest: Nora McInerny!
Nora McInerny specializes in difficult conversations, from her TED talk on moving forward with grief (viewed over 50 million times worldwide) to her work as the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, where she regularly dives into topics that most people avoid.
Her affinity for getting comfortable with the uncomfortable is born of experience: at age 31, Nora lost her husband Aaron to brain cancer, making her a single widowed mother to their son, Ralph. In the ensuing years, Nora has become a bestselling memoirist, a founder and a prolific public speaker dedicated to shining the light on the dark things in life with wit, humor and heart.
Her unforgettable talks inspire audiences to face and conquer any obstacle—with a redefined, more accessible version of resilience and the strength that comes from knowing that we are not alone.