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Humanitarian Awards Raises Funding, Honors Cullen Ryan

By May 25, 2021Blog

On April 7th, we were delighted to honor Cullen Ryan, Humanitarian of the Year at Bloom—Spurwink’s 2021 Humanitarian event. The virtual event also honored Spurwink’s front line heroes. We raised over $118,000 through the generous support of sponsors, host committee members, individual donors, and an online auction.

Bloom—the virtual event’s theme—showcased that despite the pandemic Spurwink has continued to plant seeds across our community that allow children, adults, and families with whom Spurwink works with to bloom, even in the midst of challenging times.

This video, created by Anania Bailey Advertising, highlights our dedicated and caring staff whose innovative and respectful care during the pandemic ensured that a continuum of care pursued. Showing up for our most vulnerable members of our community is one of the reasons Cullen Ryan was honored. A collaborative leader who is humble, caring, and dedicated to ending homelessness, Cullen is making the world inclusive and safe for our most vulnerable citizens.

We are grateful for the Humanitarian planning committee that made this event possible, Melissa Coulombe, Michelle Libby, Jim Giberson, Sue Alexander, Doris Babbidge, Jennie Summers-Shea, Kristen Farnham, Sandy Boyce, Amanda Strayer, and Emily Silevinac.

*Photo Credit: AV Technik