Sunshine Ball results in $15,000 donation to Sunshine Place

Presenting a $15,000 donation to Sunshine Place and executive director, Peter Curran in grand fashion, include Father Mike Tess of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Sunshine Ball Co-Chairs, Shirley Foerster and Mary Deininger. The donation came from proceeds of the first-ever Sunshine Ball in May.

The Sunshine Ball committee leadership at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church presented Sunshine Place a check for $15,000, representing ninety percent of the proceeds of the Sunshine Ball held in the Spring of 2014.

Father Mike Tess also announced their church will be hosting the 2nd Annual Sunshine Ball, on Friday, May 1, 2015 at The Oaks Golf Course, located on Pierceville Road in the Town of Sun Prairie.

“The Sunshine Ball was a vision of co-chair, Shirley Foerster one night after discussing ways the church could do community service and demonstrate the character and heart of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church,” said Father Mike Tess.

“We wanted to share our kind spirit and I think we did just that through our commitment to bring the community together in support of Sunshine Place,” Tess added.

The first-ever Sunshine Ball was held in May of 2014 and sold out with 200 guests at Angell Park Pavillion.

Sponsorships, silent auction and custom jewelry raffle created the excitement behind the large donation.

Additionally, the generosity of Market Street Diner contributed greatly to the success of the event, according to Sunshine Place Executive Director Peter Curran.

“Community collaboration took center stage at the first Sunshine Ball this year,” said Curran.

“Volunteerism is the backbone of our organization – the enthusiasm of groups like Good Shepherd, inspires others to help Sunshine Place and our neighbors in need,” Curran added.

“We are so pleased when groups put others first ahead of their own needs – strong communities are built on this type of collaboration,” Curran added..

To learn more about Good Shepherd Episcopal Church visit, www.gsechurch.com .

The purpose of Sunshine Place is to direct and administer the operation of a facility to house multiple charitable organizations providing social services needs to include but not be limited to food and clothing necessities in a manner that provides a single point of access to these services for the Sun Prairie community.

Sunshine Place is a nonprofit community resource for the people of Sun Prairie, and is home to Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, Joining Forces for Families, Home Mission Fund, and Public Health Madison Dane County.

For more information about Sunshine Place, call (608) 825-3875 or log on to sunshineplace.org .

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