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2021 Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast
The annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast recognizes and celebrates our collective work creating successful journeys from street to home.
With more than 400 people in attendance at the Arizona Biltmore and nearly 100 more watching and contributing virtually, the 16th annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast raised more than $850,000 to support HSC programs and services to assist people experiencing homelessness move from street to home.
“Being able to return to a live format after a fully virtual event last year, and to reconnect with so many friends, supporters and family members made this event even more meaningful for all of us,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender, who co-hosted with HSC Board Chair Jonathan Koppell. “We are deeply grateful for the incredible generosity of the community to support the work we do in helping individuals experiencing homelessness move from street to home.”
Among the highlights of the event were:
- A discussion with two HSC staff members about their experience with homelessness and how access to resources and services changed the direction of their lives
- A presentation by Congressman Greg Stanton who gave the McQuaid family a framed certificate of the statement Stanton read into the Congressional Record in honor of Mike McQuaid, campus founder and former board president, who passed away in July 2020.
- A special recognition of attorney Paul Gilbert of Beus Gilbert McGroder for donating more than two years of pro bono legal representation during the formal Phoenix City Council zoning-change process that resulted in approval for an additional 275 shelter beds in the shelter at HSC operated by Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).
The event sponsored by 42 organizations, including Signature Sponsor Avondale Toyota, also featured a performance by the Phoenix Symphony Ensemble: B-Sharp Music Wellness Program and a video of an HSC client’s journey out of homelessness.
Watch the Event (Replay)
2021 Event Program (PDF)
2021 Event Photos
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Special Thanks To
- Molly McQuaid and Family
- Marx Productions
- Phoenix Symphony
- Southwest Scenic Group, Inc.
- Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group
- Lynn Pellistri, LM Pellistri Video
- Jason Lewis, Enigma Design Graphics, Inc.
- Brian O’Meara, Saolré Marketing