The Cedars Society Inaugural Celebration

The Cedars Society Inaugural Celebration

The Cedars Society recognizes those who have made a legacy gift in their will or estate plan to help provide care for Cunningham youth long into the future.


Over 25 generous donors were honored at the The Cedars Society inaugural event held at Cunningham Children’s Home on June 3, 2021. Enjoyed by more than 60 people, the event included good food and fellowship, inspirational speakers, member recognition and a special sneak preview of Cunningham’s signature fundraising event, the Festival of Quilts.

A moving presentation was made by a former Cunningham resident who credits his experiences her for his success in life. Coming to Cunningham at age 12 and now in his mid-20’s he has graduated, has a full time job, purchased a home and is recently married and raising a family. Jack Wallace, a member of The Cedars Society, shared how pleased he is that what he has been able to accumulate through his life will continue to do good for youth and families even after he’s gone. Our President and CEO, Marlin Livingston, and Advancement Chair Leanne Barnhart personally thanked and recognized the members of The Cedars Society with a certificate and special coffee table book about the past, present and future of Cunningham.

Development Officer Tim Manard said, “we’re so excited to be able to acknowledge the generous and important contributions made through legacy gifts with membership in The Cedars Society. It is truly about the next 100 years of helping youth and families.”