Lasting Change Blog

November 23, 2015

'Children and families are one of our most precious resources.'

'Wellspring is giving children and their families the ability to stabilize in the midst of trauma and to heal from the effects of trauma.'


NOVEMBER 23, 2015: Volunteers and individual donors are the lifeblood of nonprofits. Nationally, about two-thirds of all charitable donations come from individual donors. And as anyone in the business can tell you, a nonprofit’s close friends are the ones who sustain you, year in and out.

So during this time of giving – and thanks – we’re asking our friends, Why Wellspring?

Here is what two of our associate board members shared.

First encounters

Julie Keller was...

November 16, 2015

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. 

November 4, 2015
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November 2, 2015

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.

October 26, 2015

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...

October 9, 2015


  • Four outstanding individuals, two generous businesses, and an innovative community partner. They inspire us, and make powerful change possible.

OCTOBER 7, 2015 – Wellspring Family Services is pleased to announce the recipients of...