DLC Sound Minds™ Celebration Reception 2023

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) invites you to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at the Sound Minds Celebration Reception.  

Take a step back in time to view the history and accomplishments of DLC throughout the last 55 years. See the positive impacts of when the community comes together and the change that can happen.

Sound Minds is being presented by Education Sponsor Naples Children & Education Foundation and DLC Founder, Polly Keller, will serve as Honorary Chairman. Keller founded the David Lawrence Foundation, which was the first Foundation in the country that’s purpose was to help a publicly funded community mental health center through private fundraising. Now, 55 years later, DLC has more than 350 employees and has expanded to an 8-acre main campus, four satellite locations and operates 24 affordable housing units and an 8-bed recovery residence. With a new multimillion dollar central receiving facility and innovative new behavioral healthcare services planned, DLC is poised to continue to meet the behavioral health needs of the growing SWFL population for the next 55 years through the continued support of the community.

The reception will also feature, Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and mental advocate, Goldie Hawn, as the keynote speaker. Following the reception, VIP guests will have the opportunity to dine with Ms. Hawn at the intimate VIP Dinner.

Goldie Hawn struggled with anxiety and panic attacks when she was thrust into fame in her early 20s. She eventually sought medical help to cope with her anxiety and her intention to be happy. Her mental health journey and concerns about the increases in school violence, youth depression, and suicide inspired her to eventually start an organization called MindUP™, which aims to help kids better understand their thoughts and feelings. She went on to author a best-selling book, 10 Mindful Minutes, to offer guidance on raising healthy, joyful, and resilient children.

In her keynote address, Hawn will share insights about her personal journey to wellness and happiness and her life’s purpose to create innovative solutions to help children thrive.

Together with our community, DLC can continue to address the great and growing need for behavioral healthcare and serve individuals and families in our community that struggle with mental health challenges for next 55 years!  

Event Schedule:

  • Registration open at 4:30pm
  • Cocktail Mingle w/ heavy hors d’oeuvres from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Reception Presentation & Program at 6:00-7:00pm
  • VIP Dinner at 7:30-9:00pm

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. Tickets will include a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and keynote speaker presentation.

For more information regarding the Sound Minds Celebration, please contact Fundraising Coordinator, Briana Shipe Karaszi at donorcare@dlcenters.org or 239-354-1419.

 

David Lawrence Mental Health Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, Registration# CH2888, Tax ID# 59-2206025. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Thank you to our Community Mental Health Partners!

DLC’s Community Health Partner program is a strategic collaboration between DLC and our business community leaders. Click here to learn more about the program and how to join. 

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