Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) annual fundraiser, Chart a Course for Children, raised $175,078 on Feb. 7. The annual dinner auction hosted by Weesie and Tradd Newton and Fleet Landing Restaurant, raised funds to support the delivery of critical services for abused children and their families seen at DNLCC. The unique fundraiser, known for its intimate size and big heart, has raised more than $1.2 million since 2001. This year guests were very generous raising funds to cover the cost of providing services to 125 children and their families seen at DNLCC.
According to DNLCC Development Coordinator Beverly Hutchison, “such a grand total would not be possible without our generous sponsors like Anchor Sign and Wells Fargo, and the continued support of our hosts The Newtons and everyone associated with Fleet Landing Restaurant.” Following cocktails and a silent auction, guests enjoyed a special prepared dinner and bid on exciting live auction items such as a vacation home in Telluride and tickets to the Owner’s Box for a Braves baseball game. “In the thirteenth year of holding this event, the heartwarming response from our guests upon learning about the work of DNLCC with abused children and their families continues to amaze me” states committee chair, Tripp Mears.
DNLCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving victims of child abuse and neglect in the tri-county area. Our mission is to keep children safe from abuse, and when abuse occurs, to work with our community to bring healing to these children and their families.