WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation will hold its annual Adam Festival fundraising event on Oct. 6, 7-11 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St.

In its 23rd year, the festival’s theme this year is “Imagine Adam.” It celebrates life, equality and philanthropy. Organizers say that the fundraiser and the work that the foundation does has grown over the years. Funds raised for the banquet go to support 2013 grants.

Food and dancing, as well as a silent auction and live auctions will be the fare of the evening, along with a cash bar or souvenir glass (valued at $25). Foundation grant recipients for 2012 will be in attendance.

Sponsorships are still being accepted. Those who do so at the $250 mark receive two tickets to the festival plus two tickets to a “thank you” pre-party on Oct. 5 at the Piedmont Club. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be provided.

On Sept. 27, the foundation announced that Charlene Strong, nationally-known LGBT speaker and advocate, will appear as a special guest at the party. She was appointed to a five-year term at the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Christine Gregoire, where she currently serves. Strong also co-produced “For My Wife,” a documentary about the loss of her spouse and the challenges she faced in the aftermath.

Tickets are $30/advance, $35/at the door, with students at $15 each.

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Lainey Millen

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One reply on “Triad: Adam set for fest”

  1. once again, we appreciate the highlighting of our upcoming Adam Festival. 23 years strong….pretty amazing. I will let you know when we get our annual video up on the website. This year it will highlight many of our supporters talking about the changes for AF in the past 2 years. Most importantly, it highlights our 8AF INITIATIVES …the filter through which all decisions are now made, events planned, volunteers/ Board members are attracted to, and grant funding is based. This is our new “road map” and has been under development since last year. Now, we are driving change …rather than waiting for it to approach us in the form of a grant applicant’s project. Our “Aging Friends” initiative is the best example – alot of talk by others in the commuinty of how something should be done…but no projects and no one else offering funding.So, this year , AF committed $5K to bring the leaders to the table…to start that process. We begin that summit in November – we’re very proud & excited. So, when our quickie video is up on the web ( after our preview at Festival), I will alert you so you can watch. I have print ready versions of both our 2012/13 grants as well as the 8 Initiatives should anyone care to follow up with us on those. Your attention to AF is a boost we get a kick out of – FUN! Have a great weekend – let us know if you are ever in the area, Lainey – Jamie/Fundraising & Marketing

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