Wendell Foster celebrating 75 years of service with benefit dinner in June

March 20, 2022 | 12:09 am

Updated March 19, 2022 | 2:05 pm

Wendell Foster

In celebration of their 75th anniversary of service, Wendell Foster is hosting their annual benefit dinner on June 4 at the Owensboro Convention Center. There will be live and silent auctions including prizes such as rare bourbon, curated travel experiences, sports memorabilia and tickets to popular attractions.

Wendell Foster CEO Doug Hoyt said they are extremely proud to have survived and thrived as long as they have.

“Even with COVID raging in our faces and us having a medically fragile population that we serve, we still in 2021 were able to provide over 65,000 services to people with disabilities. That’s pretty monumental,” Hoyt said.

The annual benefit auction is Wendell Foster’s primary fundraiser of the year. In 2021, the nonprofit raised over $150,000 through generous bids from auction attendees.

This dinner will start with 20 live auction items and 100 silent auction items. Continuing through the night they will have local painter Aaron Kizer live paint two original pieces and enjoy complimentary wine and spirits, dinner and live music.

“What better way to celebrate with all of our new and old friends than to theme that dinner 75th birthday celebration,” said Kara Howard, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement,. “We want it to be a fun evening to celebrate the heritage that we have, the history that we have and celebrate not only surviving but thriving.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets to, visit their website or call 270-683-4517 to learn more.

March 20, 2022 | 12:09 am

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