"Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast" for the Human Services Campus Will Be Virtual from Chase Field Home Plate, Dec. 11
By Lisa Padilla -
Thursday Sep 24, 2020
The 2020 Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast, a fund-raiser for the Human Services Campus (HSC) and an opportunity to remember and honor Mike, who passed away in July from COVID-19, will take place virtually from 8-8:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 through a broadcast originating from home plate at Chase Field.
Registration for RSVPs will be activated in the coming weeks. For information or sponsorship opportunities, contact HSC Development Director Steve Davis at [email protected]. The event will be co-hosted by HSC Board President Jonathan Koppell, Dean of the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions at Arizona State University, and HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender.
Proceeds will support HSCâ€™s mission as a collaborative force of 16 partner organizations on the Human Services Campus near downtown Phoenix to end homelessness.
Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, last year, HSC served 5,800 unduplicated adults to reunite them with friends and family if possible, address their needs and help move individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent housing.
â€œIt is particularly poignant and tremendously heartbreaking that in our 15thyear, we wonâ€™t have Mike McQuaid leading the program because of his passing,â€ Schwabenlender said. â€œWe will have Mike in our hearts because he always touched us on emotional, spiritual and inspirational levels. We are very grateful to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the opportunity to originate the event from Chase Field, one of Mikeâ€™s creative ideas.â€
A successful businessman, a longtime community philanthropist and one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Human Services Campus, he first became active in addressing homelessness after volunteering at the nonprofit Andre House in 1987. Among his many accolades and awards was as the recipient of the first Piper Trust Encore Career Prize in 2013.
The Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast will feature, among other activities, a video tribute to Mike, a 15th anniversary retrospective video, and stories from formerly homeless individuals who were HSC clients and are now living successful independent lives.
ABOUT THE HUMAN SERVICES CAMPUS: Founded in 2005, The Human Services Campus is a collaborative force of partner organizations united on one campus to end homelessness. Located just west of downtown Phoenix, nearly 20 independent agencies on the Campus see nearly 800 individuals every day, offering a holistic range of client services including: reunification with family and friends; mental, physical and dental health; shelter; employment; meals; legal services and housing. Having all of these resources in one location with intra-agency communications makes it more feasible to provide a customized engagement for each client to help end their homelessness. For more information, visit http://www.hsc-az.org.