Janus Developmental Services fundraising breakfast set for April 15

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By Mark Ambrogi

Janus Development Services will share its success stories and mission over bacon and eggs.

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The Noblesville-based nonprofit’s eighth annual Create, Connect and Commit Fundraising Breakfast will be held April 15 at the 502 East Event Center in Carmel. The hour-long event is a celebration of programs and services provided by Janus to adults with disabilities, said Debbie Laird, Janus senior vice president of development and transportation.

Laird said the mayors of Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers and Westfield will be in attendance to support Janus and act as honorary co-hosts again this year.

“The event is also a great networking event for guests as upwards of 400 individuals, which includes business professionals, elected officials and community members, are expected to attend,” Laird said.

Laird said the breakfast is the largest fundraising event Janus holds each year.  The event features music and presentations from Janus parents, clients and staff.

“A lot of the parents will be talking about some of the struggles they’ve had with their children,” Laird said. “Their perseverance along with Janus programs and services helped them.

Janus offers opportunities for education, employment training and independent living.

Laird said the breakfast continues to increase in size and grows in popularity each year. There is no charge to attend the breakfast, but individuals will have an opportunity to make a donation near the completion of the full-course breakfast. The financial goal this year is $65,000, Laird said.

Corporate sponsorships cover the costs of the breakfast so all donations will go directly to Janus programs and services, Laird said. Current Publishing is one of the sponsors of the event.

 Create, Connect and Commit Fundraising Breakfast

When: 7:30 a.m. April 15

Where: 502 East Event Center, 502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel

Cost: Free, but donations are accepted

More info: RSVP by March 25 to Joanne McDonough at 773-8781 ext. 112 or jmcdonough@janus-inc.org

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