There are two reasons my role as Executive Director at The Well is the best job in the world. The first is the community I serve. Members of The Well struggle daily with some of the toughest challenges of life—mental illnesses, poverty and marginalization. But every day they teach me new lessons on perseverance, determination and hope.
The second is the community I serve alongside—our staff, volunteers and donors. This month as we planned, promoted and put on our fourth annual benefit concert, Recovery Live, I was particularly aware of the privilege I have to work with people who are sacrificial, generous and compassionate.
Our evening began with a Neighborhood Spotlight of young talent featuring Maddie Schuch, Ben Coleman and Nathaniel Ogren, who performed music from the 1970s and 1980s. The popular Journey tribute band ESCAPE headlined the concert, held at the historic Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff.
The event was an enormous success and great fun because so many folks gave of their time and resources. Below I’ve listed some of their names and I hope as you encounter them in the community you’ll join me in thanking them for their support of The Well.
It is because of them and because of you that we are making mental health recovery possible for members of The Well.
And, because of all of you, I have a deeply rewarding role at The Well among an inspiring group of people!
Planning Committee for Recovery Live
Vickie Fisk, Joel Pulis and Alice Zaccarello
(Plus, thanks to the many other helpers and volunteers who assisted before and after the event.)
Sponsors for Recovery Live
Good Space, Bret and Karen Schuch, Steve and Dawn Camp, Wes and Beth Keyes, Eagle National Steel, Amy Carenza and Nathan Offerdahl, Domingo Garcia, Joel Pulis, La Calle Doce/El Ranchito Restaurants, Shirlee and Charles Bealke, Square Foot, Carolyn and David Dunnigan, the Honorable Scott Griggs, RPGA Designs, Inc., Jim Lake Companies, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Arrington Roofing, Epimed International, Grace Presbyterian Village, Barbara Ulbricht, K & L Gates LLP, Christian Johnson/Caliber Home Loans, Four Corners Brewing Co, Chef Roland Warnock, Potpourri of Silk, O’Neal Photography.