Upward Transitions is looking forward to spring and the 2016 American Tourist “Polynesian Paradise” gala! This will be a very special evening as we honor Frank W. Merrick, President of Foundation Management, Inc., vice president of the Merrick Foundation, and president of Ward S. Merrick, Inc. It was his decades of service as director and vice president of The Merrick Foundation that inspired his interest in forming FMI to serve the needs of philanthropic individuals and organizations. Frank’s efforts are making a difference for several organizations across the state. He was a founder of the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City and currently serves on the board of the Homeless Alliance and Crossings Community Clinic.
“Polynesian Paradise” on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will feature music from Annie Up, dancing, dining, beverages, live and silent auctions, a wine pull, raffle and lots of fun until the last tiki torch goes out.
Funds raised at “Polynesian Paradise” are instrumental in helping Upward Transitions assist people in financial crisis or on the verge of becoming homeless. Last year, Upward Transitions served more than 5,500 people through programs including rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness, emergency relocation for victims of domestic violence, transportation, food and assistance in regaining identity with ID cards and birth certificates. Upward Transitions’ Travelers Aid Volunteers have served travelers at Will Rogers World Airport for 42 years.
The work done by Upward Transitions is too critical for you to ignore. Those who are homeless or are facing homelessness could be your neighbor, your co-worker, someone at church or even a family member.
We hope that you join us to recognize the tremendous impact Frank has made for our city and will honor him by sponsoring, attending, or volunteering at “Polynesian Paradise”.
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