Thanks to the great work of our 2018-2019 Development Intern, Elena Owens, we are thrilled to debut our first ever Friends of Walnut Avenue group!

Elena focused her time at Walnut Avenue and her college Capstone Project on designing the infrastructure for Friends of Walnut Avenue, a group of dedicated community ambassadors who will forge forward with support and resources for the agency.

This dynamic group of women jumped in during our first-ever fundraiser in 2018 as well as our Turkey Drive and Adopt-a-Family season with vigor. Michele and Timerie filled our Silent Auction tables with donations from our generous community. Janie and Tiffany led the charge for Thanksgiving dinners and Chelsea let us borrow all of her holiday decorations for our “North Pole” as well as set it up. If you know any of these fantastic women, please thank them for their service. We really appreciate them and couldn’t do our work without them.

Welcome, new Friends of Walnut Avenue!

Michele Bassi

Timerie Gordon

Tiffany Hammer

Janie Hanson

Lynsey Leon

Chelsea Mandell

Adair Paterno

Adrienne Saxton