The Joshua Ball was a great success!
The Josh Anderson Foundation’s first formal fall fundraiser was held at Top of the Town in Arlington, VA on October 23rd, 2014. 150 JAF supporters gathered to celebrate the foundation’s accomplishments in mental health awareness education!
We were lucky to have guest speakers Jack Saunders, a senior at McLean High school, and Rebecca Deeds, daughter of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds, share their personal experiences with mental health issues and suicide, both illuminating the need for mental health awareness and mental health care reform. Gillian Anderson closed the event with a musical tribute dedicated to her brother Josh.
Thanks to those who sponsored the event, bid on the silent auction items and contributed to the donation call, we reached our goal of $35,000!
The Guest Speakers
Jack Saunders shared his personal struggle with depression, surviving suicide and his road to recovery.
Rebecca Deeds, daughter of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds, shared her story of losing her brother Gus to suicide and her commitment to spread mental health awareness and mental health care reform to prevent suicide.
The Silent Auction
The Donation Call
More pictures from the event:
The After-Party at Liberty Tavern
A BIG thank you to all who came out to support The Josh Anderson Foundation at The Joshua Ball!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: Gerry & Mary Anderson
Silver Sponsors: Amy Hunt, Todd Kingsley, Dominion Hospital and KW Cares
Friends of the Foundation: Felice Roggen, Safe Community Coalition, John Donegan, June Jewell, Jonathan Faubell, Jose Loya, Martha Armour, Vertex Building Group, Neighbors Restaurant & Sports Pub, Leslie Yoshioka, Robert Phillips, Geoffrey Lewis, Donna Hurwitt, Christina Grossman, Amran Sabti & Simin Jizan, Dave Anglin, Sandy Evans, Cecilia Hayes, Gina Jones, McCandlish Lillard, PC, Jennifer Leyton-Armakan, Ann Goettman, Catherine McNamara, Jessica Bonzo, Julie Gryce, Arthur Smith, Alex Skatell, Celeste Miles, Marian Cooper, Sophie Hruza, Brenda Paradiso, Keith Horenstein, Deanne Harper, H. Lee Cronin, Lisa Lilienfield, Gail Belt, Randall & Jennifer McClintock, and Frederick Glucksmann!
Thank you to our silent auction donors:
Southwest Airways, Tom & Debbie Cafferty, Washington Capitals, Peter Matz, Amy Hunt, Willco Companies, Mo Choumil, Tim Cafferty, Wendi Eldh, Steve Lee & Ona Wang, Barcelona, Jewelry by Jules, Drybar, Birchbox, Lofty Salon & Wellness Center, Lynn Battle, Artisans, Jeff Lubin, Gail Pean, Karen Arp-Sandel, DC Brau, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Port City Brewing Company, Beloved Yoga, Lululemon, Om On, Rachel Ross, Total Wine & More, SoulCycle, RideDC, Cecilia Hayes, Washington Redskins, Grace Speights, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Ivy Dastur, Washington Kastles, Chris Melnick, Lauren Cafferty, Hidden Creek Country Club, and Silvija Strikis!
Thank you to Josh Cellars for the wine, Main Event Caterers for the food, Top of the Town for hosting the event and Liberty Tavern for hosting the after party!
And a BIG thank you to our amazing planning committee!
Amy Hunt, Eliza Bailey, Ivy Dastur, Kelly Roesing, Lauren Cafferty, Merriam Mashatt, Mary Ann Panarelli, and Roxanne Armes!
Thank you for joining the fight to end shame, stigma and suicide and champion mental health!