After months of planning and COVID-19 caused postponements of its Spring Lunch featuring Mackenzie Phillips, The Auxiliary of Nexus fundraiser was on the calendar for an in-person event at the Hilton Anatole on Friday, May 21. But despite the best efforts of Auxiliary President Janina Solomon and Luncheon Chair Elizabeth Minahan, it was decided that it still wasn’t the right time to hold a get-together, and the option of a virtual event just didn’t work either.
As Nexus Recovery Center CEO Heather Ormand explained, “Nexus was founded on the principle that women deserve a safe place to achieve sobriety and focus on their mental and physical health. We have been working to achieve that for 50 years. In order to keep our strongest supporters, community members and staff healthy, we support the Auxiliary’s decision to cancel the spring luncheon.
“Nexus has strategically made the decision to hold off on hosting in-person events until we can all safely gather without the threat of COVID. Until our clients can have their loved ones visit them on campus without fear of community spread, or 12-step meetings are happening in live meeting spaces throughout the Metroplex, we just don’t feel right having in-person fundraising events.”
However, the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary campaign chaired by Nexus Board Member Jan Madigan and longtime supporter Carolyn Waghorne is still in place with the goal of “raising at least 50 gifts of $50K each.” To provide food for thought, you might want to check out the first-person stories and testimonies revealed on the Nexus Recovery Center website.
* Graphic/photo provided by Auxiliary of Nexus