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Educational Outreach

*NEW*  Michael J. Peters Lecture SeriesMay 2020
The Dr. Michael Peters Lecture Series is a community-based educational program that brings national experts in behavioral health to Penn Foundation to discuss relevant topics in mental health affecting our community. Historically, this invitation-only event has drawn approximately 100-125 guests from the medical and social services fields.  This year, we are opening this up to a community-wide event and will be partnering with chambers and schools to expand our reach.

Sponsorship Commitment needed by March 1, 2020 to receive all sponsor benefits.


*NEW*
  Speaker’s Bureau
Penn Foundation offers a Speaker’s Bureau of clinical professionals specializing in mental health and addiction treatment. This valuable community resource is offered to companies and organizations for trainings, talks, panels, seminars, and other events, reaching a wide array of audiences.

Complete this Sponsorship Commitment Form to support Penn Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau.


*NEW*
Faith-Based Educational Programming
Penn Foundation offers two unique opportunities to provide mental health and addiction treatment education and resources through a faith-based lens.  We are able to honor Penn Foundation’s Anabaptist history through supporting our religious and faith communities in this way.

  • Clergy Event*- Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Led by Penn Foundation Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. Carl Yusavitz, PhD, this annual event gathers individuals from local faith-based and religious organizations for a morning workshop focused on understanding the role that spirituality plays in mental health recovery.  Draws approximately 20-25 guests; approximately 300 invitations are sent out.  
    Sponsorship Commitment needed by March 1, 2020 to receive all sponsor benefits.
  • Dayspring Event* – October 2020
    Led by Penn Foundation’s Dayspring Counseling Director, this annual fall educational event features a keynote speaker that addresses a current, mental-health related “hot topic” impacting parents, youth, and the faith-based community. The event is free and open to the public. It is promoted through our local faith communities as well as traditional and social media outreach. Typically 40-60 attend.
     
    Sponsorship Commitment needed by April 20, 2020 to receive all sponsor benefits.

*Funds raised through these events will support Penn Foundation’s Pastoral Program and Christian outreach.

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