Center Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Year

The Center began its 20th Anniversary year with a luncheon honoring 20 of its most steadfast supporters on October 13. Over 600 “close friends” gathered in the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum to recognize and thank the individuals and organizations that have continued to support the Center’s mission throughout the past two decades.


Happy 20th!! Zak Williams (center), son of the late Robin Williams, was welcomed by 20th Anniversary chairmen (pictured left to right) Sallie Chasnoff, Janie Worth, Mallory Ahl, and Linda Fugit prior to the luncheon.

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” said Executive Director Marian Sokol during her remarks, adding, “We are so grateful to you, and for having this opportunity to publicly thank you.”

Chairs for the event were: Janie Worth, Linda Fugit, Sallie Chasnoff and Mallory Ahl. Tom and Pat Frost served as honorary chairs and Zak Williams, son of the late Robin Williams, shared the story of his own grief experience with attendees. The 20th Anniversary Committee worked on the event for 18 months and the 20 honorees will soon be recognized by a permanent art installation at the Center.