Disability Network of Mid-Michigan (DNMM) announced their annual Feathers and Fedoras fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The fundraiser is a “Roaring Twenties” gala featuring dining, raffles, casino gaming, and giveaways. Due to COVID concerns, the event will be hosted virtually. Proceeds benefit programs that promote independent living for people with disabilities. Shauna and Paul Barbeau will serve as Honorary Chairs of the fundraiser.
“Shauna and I are privileged to serve as the honorary chairs of Feathers and Fedoras,” said Paul Barbeau. “Disability Network assists young people with disabilities in building the necessary skills to live independently, they assist individuals in rural areas gain access to disability resources, and they assist people living in nursing homes gain knowledge and support to move back to their communities where they can live self-determined lives. We are excited to invite everyone to help raise awareness and funding for these vital programs by joining us LIVE, on Zoom, Saturday, February 13.”
“We are honored and humbled to have Shauna and Paul as our honorary chairs,” said Kelly PeLong, DNMM Executive Director. “They have a long history of supporting of Disability Network as well as numerous causes throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening as we continue to work toward creating accessible and inclusive communities!”
Shauna is a family nurse practitioner with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers. She has focused on children with special needs and at-risk families. A Captain in the US Air Force, Shauna was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve on the Early Childhood Investment Corporation executive committee and she serves on the board of the Midland Center for the Arts.
Paul is a Senior Global Director at Dow and a member of their Disability Employee Network. He previously served as President of the Michigan Baseball Foundation and the Great Lakes Loons for twelve years and currently serves on the boards of Greater Midland Community Centers, the Delta College Foundation, 1st State Bank, and the Downtown Development Authority. Shauna and Paul live in Midland with their two children, Peter and Anna.
There is no cost to “attend” Feathers and Fedoras. There are multiple ways to support the event including dinner purchases, auction bidding, sponsorships, and donations. For more information, contact Matthew Ivan at (989) 430-6105 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details and registration information available at www.dnmm.org/feathersandfedoras.