The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of Duet: Partners In Health & Aging’s annual Partners in Compassion luncheon, but it didn’t eliminate the need the organization has for this impactful annual fundraiser. To prevent the crisis from continuing to impact the community Duet serves, the event was reimagined as a virtual experience.
Instead of a luncheon, Duet is inviting everyone to a virtual lunch to view a special video on their own timetable in the comfort and safety of their own home. The video highlights the services Duet provides and the people the organization helps on a daily basis. Viewers can make a virtual donation to Duet directly from the video link.
“Proceeds from the luncheon are a critical source of Duet's funding, especially as we move into the summer months, so our Capacity Building Team opted to pivot to a virtual-event format,” said Lori Appleby Hoke, Duet’s community engagement manager. “One of our agency values is a commitment to fulfill our mission even when resources and energies are challenged, and so this was an opportunity to do just that in as safe a manner as possible.”