“My husband, David Wagner, and I are honored to serve as luncheon co-chairs for the Bryan’s House 2022 Luncheon and Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at the Arts District Mansion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We welcome Carol Seay as the honorary chair of the Luncheon.
“The luncheon theme this year is ‘Inclusion and Early Intervention.’ Former Dallasite Dawn McCoy will join us as our guest speaker. As a mother to a child with special needs, and TV host, actor, singer/songwriter, and writer, daily life for Dawn is challenging. She’ll share her story, hopes, and dreams for her son.
“Dawn will also host a Fireside Chat with former client family members of Bryan’s House. The conversation will focus on the importance of early intervention for children with special needs.
“Having Dawn speak and moderate our fireside chat is extra special as Dawn was a Bryan’s House volunteer in the late 90s. It’s a full circle moment. We hope the community will join us as we come together to support children with special needs. Early intervention is crucial to improving outcomes for children with special needs. Luncheon proceeds will allow Bryan’s House to continue providing early intervention programs and services to at-risk children with special needs.
“An additional luncheon highlight will be the recognition of the 2022 Wisdom’s Hope Awardees for their unwavering commitment to Bryan’s House and equity, diversity, and inclusion for those with special needs. The honorees for 2022 are:
- “Philanthropist: Betty Regard
- “Community: Alison R. Doherty
- “Corporate: Rudolph Foods
- “Volunteer: Andy Kivilaan
- “Clinical: Trigger’s Toys
- “Humanitarian: Ryan Friend
- “Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion: Microsoft
“Bryan’s House provides programs and services for children with special needs. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the luncheon or purchasing a ticket, please visit http://www.bryanshouse.org/luncheon/.”
* Graphic/photo courtesy of Bryan's House