Spokesman

The Family Access Network Foundation raised more than $35,000 at its second-annual Redmond luncheon fundraiser Feb. 1 at the Redmond Early Learning Center, according to a news release from the nonprofit.

Nearly 100 guests attended the event and the ARIA Foundation matched the individual donations. SunWest Builders provided the title sponsorship of $5,000, which was 25 percent of the organization’s sponsorship goal. Twenty other sponsors provided monetary and in-kind donations to help put on the event.

“We are grateful for the momentum the Redmond community has shown in supporting FAN, so that local kids and families will receive the services they need to thrive. Our goal is to keep children in school and ready to learn, so they may benefit from the advantages of a good education. On behalf of the FAN Foundation, we’d like to thank all of the amazing donors, sponsors and event table captains who give back in support of FAN in our community,” said Marianna Frisinger, FAN Foundation Board Member, in the news release.

FAN, which began in Central Oregon in 1993, helps connect disadvantaged children and their families to resources and basic needs, such as food, school supplies, health care and housing needs, according to their website. FAN has 24 advocates working in public schools in Deschutes County and Prineville to reach out to families in need. FAN helped more than 9,000 people in Central Oregon during the 2017-18 school year, according to its website.

For more information about Family Access Network, call 541-693-5675 or visit www.familyaccess network.org.

22511434