Penn Foundation Autumn Event Less Than Two Weeks Away
The Penn Foundation’s signature fundraiser, known as the Autumn Event, is coming up on Tuesday, October 27, at Calvary Church in Souderton. Foundation Director of Advancement Carol Washko says it has changed dramatically since it started.
“It started probably 30 or 40 years ago as the Autumn Conference, which brought in speakers from different parts of the country to talk about mental health issues. Over the years we’ve brought in different types of speakers, and this year we’re going to completely step out of the mold and have entertainment.”
The entertainment is Quartetto Gelato, an internationally-acclaimed group that mixes classics with other kinds of music. As part of the event, Univest President and CEO Bill Aichele (pictured below) will receive the sixth annual Adventures in Excellence award for his support of the Penn Foundation. He says it’s an important part of the community.
“Think of what this community would be like if these services weren’t available here in Sellersville. If people had to travel to Philadelphia or out of the area to get these services, life would be very different, so the Penn Foundation is a very special part of our community.”
There is no charge for Autumn Event tickets, but free-will donations are encouraged, and reservations are required. To reserve your seats, call 215-453-8035 or go to Pennfoundation.org on the internet.