Moving Forward Together

Making It Work: Life Lessons from Tim Gunn

A Virtual Event Presented by the JFS Behavioral Health Committee

Making It Work: Life Lessons from
Global Fashion Icon Tim Gunn

A Virtual Event Presented by the JFS Behavioral Health Committee

Thursday, April 29, 2021  |  12:00–1:00pm

VIP After Party: 1:00–1:30pm

Tickets On Sale: February 2021

It hasn’t always been fashion runways and hit television shows for style guru and fashion mentor, Tim Gunn. Best known as the Emmy Award winning co-host of Project Runway and most recently Amazon’s Making the Cut, he is also a New York Times bestselling author and former Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Early in his adolescence, he suffered from social anxiety and depression, and spent more than two years at a psychiatric hospital. “I was a very unhappy kid…but that unhappiness spiraled downward to the point where I made a very serious suicide attempt.” Tim would later credit an insightful doctor for saving his life. “That’s how we get through life—by having people whom we trust, loved ones who are important to us, and by reaching out and saying ‘I need some help’.” In a candid conversation, Tim will detail how he overcame his struggles and share his everyday lessons for making it work.

Tim Gunn. Photo credit: Scott McDermott

A highlight of this event will include presenting the Linda Janon Behavioral Health Champion Award to Caryl Lees Witte. Caryl has spent her lifetime supporting those in the community who have faced behavioral health challenges or been marginalized. As part of Caryl’s commitment to behavioral health, she has been a staunch advocate for the behavioral health community and served as the lead underwriter for the BHC Luncheon for the past 15 years.

Caryl Lees Witte

The JFS Behavioral Health Committee

The Behavioral Health Committee, founded by Linda Janon in 1997, supports Jewish Family Service of San Diego in its efforts to provide behavioral health services that foster self-sufficiency and community engagement for individuals and their families through education and outreach. The Committee hold events during the year that inform and promote awareness on subject matters relating to behavioral health issues.

Chairs: Lisa Goldberg, Rachel Goldenhar

Members: Mona Angel, Bonnie Baron, Phyllis Bendett, Kira Finkenberg, Carla Fox, Meg Goldstein, Lisa Goldberg, Nancy Gordon, Claire Grezemkovsky, Gloria Harris, Marcia Hazan, Linda Janon, Cecile Jordan, Barbara Kent, Debbie Kramer, Mimi Lee, Cheryl Levitt, Teddie Lewis, Alyssa Mass, Dr. Jenny Meiselman, Marie Raftery, Dara Bliss Schwartz, Lori Shearer, Karen Shein, Devorah Shore, Fern Siegel, Karen Foster Silberman

Become an Underwriter

Many of our neighbors are struggling with behavioral health issues that have only been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is important that we take the time to listen, identify, and take part in conversations addressing behavioral health.

Becoming an event underwriter is a great way to show your support for JFS and the efforts of the Behavioral Health Committee. In lieu of our annual gala this year, this is the perfect opportunity to promote your business while supporting the recovery of our community. Your commitment will support our work to strengthen the lives of the thousands of people who are turning to JFS in their time of need. We offer several underwriting opportunities to choose from.

 

Information + Questions
Victoria Palazzo, Development Executive Assistant,
[email protected], (858) 637-3225

 

Become an Underwriter by Mail
Download our Underwriter Packet >>

 

Become an Underwriter Online

Couture $18,000

15 invitations to event including VIP “After Party” Reception

  • Signage and mention in marketing materials including:
    • Event invitation
    • Event registration page
    • Event promotion (email & social media)
    • Custom virtual event website
  • Inclusion of collateral/sample item in the VIP swag bag
  • ‘Underwriter Spotlight’ email sent to registered attendees
  • Tim Gunn book
  • Catered lunch for 2 from Cohn Restaurant Group or $150 food delivery certificate

Fair Market Value: $136 if Cohn Restaurant Group lunch for two OR $166 if $150 Food Delivery Certificate

 

Designer $10,000

10 invitations to event including VIP “After Party” Reception

  • Signage and mention in marketing materials including:
    • Event invitation
    • Event registration page
    • Event promotion (email & social media)
    • Custom virtual event website
  • Tim Gunn book
  • Catered lunch for 2 from Cohn Restaurant Group or $100 food delivery certificate

Fair Market Value: $136 if Cohn Restaurant Group lunch for two OR $116 if $100 Food Delivery Certificate

 

Bespoke $5,000

5 invitations to event including VIP “After Party” Reception

  • Signage and mention in marketing materials including:
    • Event invitation
    • Event registration page
    • Event promotion (email & social media)
    • Custom virtual event website
  • Tim Gunn book
  • $100 food delivery certificate

Fair Market Value: $116

 

Vintage $2,500

2 invitations to event including VIP “After Party” Reception

  • Signage and mention in marketing materials including:
    • Event invitation
    • Event registration page
    • Custom virtual event website
  • Tim Gunn book
  • $50 food delivery certificate

Fair Market Value: $66

 

Information + Questions
Victoria Palazzo, Development Executive Assistant,
[email protected], (858) 637-3225