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Avergan Foundation Launch Party To Benefit Cisco Center Scholarship Programs For Children With Developmental Disabilities

(Photo Credit: averganfoundation.org)

Join in the celebration on December 12, 2013 for the Avergan Foundation Launch Party. This is the Avergan Foundation‘s first public fundraising event and will be a fun-filled night with all proceeds benefitting children living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Funds raised will go directly to Cisco Center Scholarship Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities.

Start off the season of giving with a night out for a great cause. Enjoy music by Mixing Maryland, bid for myriad prizes in the silent auction, and experience amazing cuisine, drinks, and company before watching the premiere of a documentary short film telling the story and impact of the Avergan Foundation. VIP tickets include luxe swag bags filled with gifts and coupons!  Join in the festivities, learn more and help the Avergan Foundation help children living with ASD and their families.

From left to right: Logan, Allison, Tom, and Avery in Annapolis, MD (Photo Credit: carlyfullerphotography)

From left to right: Logan, Allison, Tom, and Avery in Annapolis, MD (Photo Credit: carlyfullerphotography)

The Avergan Foundation promotes awareness and acceptance of ASD and provides hope to affected families. Founders Allison and Tom Barnhill combined their children’s names to tell their story and name their foundation: “Avergan.” It is a foundation built around real and personal experiences and driven to impact the children and families affected by ASD. As parents of a child diagnosed with an ASD, Allison and Tom know the financial and emotional burdens can be overwhelming. They also understand the importance of early detection and intervention to the success of a child with autism.

Avergan Foundation’s goal is to provide scholarships to families who cannot afford to provide private educational services to their children, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and special education. For more information regarding this event, individual donations or sponsorship opportunities, you can contact Allison Barnhill at averganfoundation@gmail.com.

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7 – 10 p.m.

Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge
169 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. 410-280-5160

VIP Admission- includes Luxe Swag Bag, $30
General Admission, $10
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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