President’s Point – November 2019

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Mark D. Baldino

What do we remember most about the month of November? For many it's the vibrant colors, shorter days, and chrysanthemums, but for me it is always about giving thanks. Thanks for all of the good fortune we share and thanks to everyone who has contributed so significantly to help make the work we do at Elder Care more meaningful and much more enjoyable.

As we close the books on October and our 21st, and arguably most successful, Oktoberfest, I think about all the factors that made up this especially fun fundraiser. It was because of our dedicated staff and talented kitchen crew, the incredible leadership of our Directors, the amazing support of our volunteers and last but clearly not least… the commitment of our loyal and benevolent sponsors.

Many thanks…

to our Presenting Sponsor Florida Community Care

to Publix Charities for sponsoring the food station

to Prime Meridian Bank and Cade Associates for the desert station again this year

to the Tallahassee German School and Asker Distributors for the deserts and the many Haagen-Dazs selections

to Tri Eagle Sales for the Biergarten

to our Platinum Sponsors: Roger, Gunter, Vaughn, Gulf Winds Credit Union and The Pavilion for many years of support and The Sette of Odd Volumes for joining them this year

to our Beer and Wine sponsors: The Wine House and Deep Brewing Company

to Long time Gold sponsors: Brown’s Refrigeration, Florida AutoSport, Hopewell, Tallahassee Ford Lincoln and Right at Home — and joining them this year Redwire and Sunshine Health

to Westminster Oaks and American Audio Visual for the Entertainment station

to Capital Regional Medical Center and the Tallahassee Brew Bus for the tasting station and the 10 area breweries who delighted everyone with their special Oktoberfest offerings

to Media Sponsor ABC 27

to our longtime Silver sponsors: FMBC, Capital City Trust Co., CRA Architects, Leon County, Oliver Sperry, Searcy Denny, Mark Webb with Merrill Lynch, Mutual of America, Greenberg Traurig, Tallahassee Fire Department, TMH, H2 Engineering, Watson & Associates, and Tallahassee Neurological Clinic, and to Capital City Awning, Fun Photo Booth, and Real Talk 93.3 for joining this great list in 2019

to our Bronze sponsors: Summit Home Healthcare, Electronet, TC Federal, The Krizner Group, Summit Group Commercial Properties, Healing by Nature, Health Management Associates, Eraclides Gelman, Larry Overton and Associates, Harrison Commercial, Rutledge Ecenia P.A., G&S Fencing and Sachs Media

To the generous organizations and wonderful individuals who provided event support: Cash and Woody with 103.1 The Wolf, Starbucks, and Elle Belle Photography

And to a very long list of table sponsors who show up every year and can always be counted on for many of our yearly events. With heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for helping us help make life better for those who now need us most!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mark D. Baldino
Contact me @
baldinom@ecsbigbend.org
(850) 245-5930


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