Monday, December 8, 2014

Legacy Senior Communities Raises $400K+ With The Help Of Jane Pauley

The Legacy Senior Communities recently hosted the annual “Yes! Event” and welcomed renowned journalist and author Jane Pauley for a special on-stage interview with more than 500 guests. Pauley discussed her career spanning 30 years as a well-respected journalist and talked about the inspiration behind her New York Times best-selling book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life.

Jane Pauley discusses her career
with moderator Amy Jones
The event, held at the Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, was planned by co-chairs Candy Brown, Linda Garner, Amy Korenvaes, Elaine Pearlman, Ruthy Rosenberg and Madeline Unterberg with the help of Carol Aaron, chairman of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities. 

“The support that we receive from the amazing donors like those who attend this event enables us to say ‘Yes’ to seniors in need of care, regardless of their finances,” said Michael Ellentuck, President and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “Because of that support, ‘No’ does not have to be in our vocabulary.”

For the first time, The Legacy Senior Communities presented The Carmen Miller Michael Award established to honor and pay tribute to Dr. Michael who was a longtime friend and board member of the organization. The award was presented to Molly Bogen, President and CEO of The Senior Source, who like, Dr. Michael, was recognized for her pioneering spirit and unshakable sense of justice and compassion; for over 38 years Bogen has been an advocate for Texans who are aging. The event also featured a silent auction with a variety of items including jewelry, sports packages, weekend getaways and dining and drinks specials around town.

Frances Coleman, Ethel Zale, Linda Garner - Co-chair of Yes! Event Committee, and Margie Landau

“The Legacy Senior Communities is an important resource that ensures seniors have the quality care they need, and we are thankful for the continual generosity shown by countless individuals and foundations,” said Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities. “We are always overwhelmed by the tremendous support we receive through fundraising efforts, particularly at our annual ‘Yes! Event.’ We look forward to continuing our meaningful work by enhancing the lives of our residents and the seniors who are helped in their homes.”

The more than $400,000 raised at this event will benefit the Resident’s Financial Assistance Fund which provides charitable support for seniors who rely on The Legacy for the cost of their daily care and for the extra services that enrich their lives; proceeds will also benefit The Legacy at Home to provide help for seniors who remain in their own homes but need financial assistance for personal care services.

Photo provided by Lara Bierner for Legacy Senior Communities

Top: (L-R) Amy Korenvaes; Candy Brown, Linda Garner; Andrea Statman, Director of Development of The Legacy Senior Communities; Carol Aaron, chairman of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities; Jane Pauley; Michael Ellentuck, President and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities; Elaine Pearlman, Ruthy Rosenberg, Maddy Unterberg