2015 Table Host of the Year: Allison Delong
"I arrived as a luncheon guest but had the background and bandwidth to be able to contribute more than a check. My bandwidth has narrowed in recent years, but remaining involved in my community in varying doses will always be important to me.”
NOVEMBER 16, 2015: For Allison Delong, our 2015 Luncheon Table Host of the Year, supporting Wellspring Family Service loops back to her parents and the core values they taught her.
2015 Founder’s Award: Rich Wagner
“I think we all hope to make a difference. My inspiration comes from seeing so many of the opportunities that surround us every moment … and being dissatisfied with the way things are.” - Rich Wagner, 2015 Founder’s Award recipient
NOVEMBER 2, 2015 - Rich Wagner first heard all about Wellspring Family Services “waaaaaay back” when his friend joined our staff. But it wasn’t until 2005 that his friend – now our vice president for clinical and training services – first approached Rich about getting involved.
2015 Distinguished Service Award: Sherry Nebel
“The most rewarding aspect of being involved with Wellspring is seeing the agency’s talented and focused team work with families in crisis—sometimes over a long period of time—and actually witnessing lives that are turned around. Even more amazing is how some of those families come back and...
Four outstanding individuals, two generous businesses, and an innovative community partner. They inspire us, and make powerful change possible.
It was in high school that Maria Abdullahi decided she wanted to become a teacher. She'd spent years tutoring and volunteering at her neighborhood youth center, and the experience had been so rewarding that she felt she wanted more. So when she was hired to teach at Wellspring's Early Learning Center (ELC), providing children in crisis with the instruction and care that would propel them to success, she knew it was exactly the step she wanted to take in her life and her career.