GALA TRIBUTE 2022
and Art From the Heart Art Auction
The past two years have been tenuous times for social gatherings, making us at TFFC all the more thankful for the opportunity to gather in celebration of our impact on foster care within the region.
As foster and adoptive parents, words cannot express the depth of Richard’s and my gratitude for how this community has come together to CARE for the children and families involved in the foster care system.
This Gala provided a glimpse of what is in the hearts and minds of those in the foster care system—children, who through no fault of their own are faced with the most challenging circumstances life can present at such a young age—and learned how we all, as a Community that Cares, can make a difference; how we all have a role to fill in the Village that Cares for these children and their families; and how together, we are the CARE in Foster Care.
Guest Speakers of the Evening
Our special honoree, Tracy Keller
Tracy Keller is the Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a regional nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of girls. She is a lifetime Girl Scout who as an adult member, has been recognized with the Girl Scout Thanks Badge, the highest adult honor. Tracy is a foster/adoptive parent, who has fostered 9 children and adopted 4 children. She was awarded the 2018 Women in Business Award by Inside Business. Tracy is a member of many local charitable organizations and is passionate about serving those in need.
Dr. Terry Morris
Dr. Thomas Lipkins
To help commemorate the night,
Ruby Starcher created an original
work of art.
Throughout the evening, this incredible piece of art was created live in front of our guests by a talented artist and muralist, Ruby Starcher. Adding to the fun and spirit of the night, donors could contribute toward the work of art and have their likeness painted into the piece.
Celebrating The 962 Club
What is The 962 Club?
A Few Final Words
A Few Final Words
Tidewater Friends of Foster Care started in 2016, as just a small non-profit with a mission to make life a little better for the 200 kids in the Norfolk foster care system. Over the past 5 ½ years, with your support, this little non-profit has grown to serve all of Hampton Roads, meeting the needs of over 1000 children annually!
Because of your generosity, since 2016 TFFC has provided:
- 25,300 hours of Individualized Tutoring for 408 Students
- More than $1M invested in changing outcomes
- 216 Family YMCA memberships for 372 foster youth and 1083 members
- 409 Extracurricular Activities for 233 Foster Children
- 580 Weeks of Summer Camp for 154 Campers
- Granted 4576 Birthday and Holiday Wishlists!
- We’ve engaged over 2000 foster parents, advocates and supporters
Thank you again for your support and for making all this incredible work possible.