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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.

  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.

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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