As promised, here is the status of arrangements to honor the late Julia Sweeney, who died in June.
Thursday Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. a memorial service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels with a reception immediately following at the church. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to the church or the American Foundation for the Blind.
AFB’s Abi Erickson reports —
“We are working on something at the American Foundation for the Blind, Center on Vision Loss to remember Julia. . . an annual project to honor her life and work with people living with vision loss. As you know, she was affiliated the AFB Center on Vision Loss in the following way:
“Julia was actively involved with the American Foundation for the Blind beginning in early 1990, working to ensure every fundraising event received the proper publicity, always with her exceptional personal touch. She was a member of the Preserving Independence Capital Campaign Cabinet to purchase and renovate the Center on Vision Loss, chaired by the late Roger Meier. She was also a member of the Center’s Development Committee, chaired by Barbara Brice, widow of Bill Brice, first Chairman of the Board of the American Foundation for the Blind Southwest, now the Center on Vision Loss.
“Julia publicly advocated for the blind and those with vision loss, positively impacting many people that were experiencing this change in their lives. Using her Julia Sweeney Talk Series as a platform, over time she helped to inform thousands of people about the vital tools, information and resources for friends, colleagues and families in the Dallas community and beyond about the Center. Our staff was able to talk openly about the Center’s unique resources at the luncheons and provide materials to attendees. Sharing success stories about the Center was something Julia loved to do. She helped to personally support and raise funds to create it, and was proud to be a part of this legacy for the Dallas Community.”
As soon as details are finalized, MySweetCharity will post the information. You just know Julia would be very pleased and proud that such an effort was being undertaken.