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Two Me Fine Board Members Named TBJ’s 40 under 40!

We’re ecstatic that two of our board members were recognized by the Triangle Business Journal in their annual 40 Under 40 awards. The 40 Under 40 awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. Five judges from the local business community and the Triangle Business Journal pored over nearly 250 nominations to come up with the final list of 40 winners in the 2015 class. This year’s class was honored at an awards luncheon on June 24 at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.

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Jake Connors is our board chair and has served the Me Fine Foundation board for over three years. His leadership and strategic thinking has taken Me Fine to levels we never would have dreamed. Jake’s full time job is a Institutional Retirement Plan Consultant for Compass Financial Partners. He resides in Raleigh with wife Emily and two children Theo and Alice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben Steel joined our board just under a year ago and has already made a significant impact. He helped orchestrate our Music For Me Fine spring event that raised nearly $20,000 for Me Fine. Ben is Vice President, Asset Management / Broker-In-Charge at Empire Properties. He and his wife Lindsay reside in Raleigh and are expecting their first child soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Jake, Ben, and our other board members at the 2016 Me Fine Gala. Join us on Saturday, September 17th for an unbelievable evening of live music and dancing, incredible food and drink, all benefitting our community’s children who need our help. The 2016 Me Fine Foundation Gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media will once again be held in downtown Raleigh at City Club Raleigh. The Annual Me Fine Gala is our signature fundraising event. Since our foundation receives no funding from federal, state or local government, we rely heavily on the success of this event.

Be a part of this fantastic event by getting tickets now before they sell out! Take advantage of our early bird special and purchase tickets here for the reduced rate of $100/single and $180/couple through August 15. After that date, only single tickets will be for sale at $125/each. Buy your tickets here! Your business can also help Me Fine by serving as a sponsor! Click here for sponsorship information!

Thank you for your support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Join us at the 2016 Me Fine Gala!

Last year was a record-breaking year for the Me Fine Foundation as we raised thousands of dollars for families with children battling critical illnesses. Our signature fundraising event, the 2015 Me Fine Gala, was a major part of our success and we are so thankful of our sponsors and supports. Our title sponsor, Centrifuge Media, created a short video highlighting last year’s gala.

Now that you’ve seen the Me Fine Gala is an unbelievable evening of live music, dancing, incredible food and drink to benefit our community’s children, are you ready to be a part of the 2016 Me Fine Foundation Gala? Be a part of this fantastic event on September 17th by getting tickets now before they sell out! Take advantage or our early bird special and purchase tickets here for the reduced rate of $100/single and $180/couple through August 15. After that date, only single tickets will be for sale at $125/each.

Would you like to join Centrifuge Media, Suntrust Bank, Device Solutions and Paragon Bank in being a sponsor of the 2016 Me Fine Gala? Make a direct impact in your community and create positive exposure for your company! Click here for sponsorship information!

We are so thankful of the community supporting our mission and we are excited about the 2016 Me Fine Gala. Buy your tickets today and we look forward to seeing you September 17th at City Club Raleigh!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2016 ME FINE FOUNDATION GALA

Join us on Saturday, September 17th for an unbelievable evening of live music and dancing, incredible food and drink, all benefitting our community’s children who need our help. The 2016 Me Fine Foundation Gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media will once again be held in downtown Raleigh at City Club Raleigh. The Annual Me Fine Gala is our signature fundraising event. Since our foundation receives no funding from federal, state or local government, we rely heavily on the success of this event. Tickets for the 2016 Me Fine Gala can be purchased here. 

Each year, thousands of children are sent to Duke Children’s Hospital and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. For many of these kids and their caregivers, diagnosis with a critical or terminal illness impacts them indefinitely. Their lives are thrown into permanent chaos. In addition to the unfathomable emotional burdens that now face these families, the costs of being treated become immense as they often helplessly watch their financial lives unravel.

The Me Fine Foundation exists so that these children and their families will not walk through their journeys of disease alone. Me Fine provides critical financial assistance and vital emotional support. Our programs are designed to keep families together so that children can have the best chance for recovery possible. No insurance plan will help provide what Me Fine does, which is why YOUR SUPPORT IS SO CRITICAL.

We had a blast at last year’s gala and our friends at Centrifuge Media created this video highlighting a wonderful evening that raised over $100, 000 for families battling critical illness. Check it out here!

 

Be a part of this fantastic event by getting tickets now before they sell out! Take advantage or our early bird special and purchase tickets here for the reduced rate of $100/single and $180/couple through August 15. After that date, only single tickets will be for sale at $125/each. Buy your tickets here! Your business can also help Me Fine by serving as a sponsor! Click here for sponsorship information!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Me Fine Gala!

 

 

Meet The “Music For Me Fine” Bands

We couldn’t be more excited about Music For Me Fine, our spring benefit coming up this Friday, April 22nd at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are still available here for a night of fun and music with complimentary beer from Top Of The Hill. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation and our mission to provide emotional and financial support of critically ill children children being treated by Duke Children’s and The NC Children’s Hospitals.

Here’s a rundown on the Music For Me Fine lineup:

To Better Waters-Hailing from Charlotte, To Better Waters features Paul Manos and Joel Turner on dual lead guitar, Alexander Warner on keys/guitar/vocals/kazoo, Matthew Susong on vocals, Pat Allois on percussion Jeff Thomas on bass. This indie rock band recently recorded an album, Days of Ours, that has what the band calls a ‘Earth, Milky Way & Rock ‘n Roll” sound.

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The Remedy-The Remedy is Raleigh’s Premier Rock n Roll Party Band performing everything from the 60s through today’s hits. Featuring Paul Baggett and Mike Mizelle on vocals, Taylor Austin on guitar/bass, Andrew Blair (A.B.) on guitar/bass/vocals, Chadwick Johnson on guitar/vocals,  Jason Sikes on guitar/vocals and Scott Debrauwere on drums, this band will have you swing, swaying and dancing in the aisles.

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Old Habits –Old Habits got their start back in 2003 one night when Craig Thompson, Lin Peterson, Bennett Thompson and Brian English got together to pick a little bluegrass.  Chad Johnson joined the group and in 2007, they recorded their first self-titled album at The Rubberroom in Chapel Hill, NC. Eventually Evans Nicholson’ drums were added to the line up, and the band moved from old-school bluegrass to their current sound – a mixture of Americana, Country and Southern Roots music.

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Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Music For Me Fine Finds Second Title Sponsor In Sunbelt Rentals

We are proud to annouce Sunbelt Rentals has agreed to be the second title sponsor for Music for Me Fine! Sunbelt Rentals joins fellow title sponsor Empire Properties to support our spring benefit concert on April 22d from 7p-11p at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Music will be provided by regional favorites To Better Waters, Old Habits and The Remedy and complimentarty beer will be provided by Top Of The Hill. Tickets for the concert are available here . All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America. Backed by a national network of more than 525 locations, Sunbelt successfully services a variety of customers – from those in the commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, and specialized service industries, to weekend do-it-yourselfers. Sunbelt’s extensive fleet exceeds $4.0 billion and includes general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps and power generation equipment, trench shoring, scaffolding, remediation & restoration equipment, and more.

We are proud to call Sunbelt Rentals a sustaining sponsor as they supported the 2015 Me Fine Gala as well as this year’s Gala. Their support allows us to carry out our mission to provide financial and emotional support to critically ill children and their families treated by Children’s Hospitals in North Carolina. We are grateful for their generosity.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

 

Music To Our Ears-Music For Me Fine Adds Two More Local Sponsors

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We’re proud to announce Coalmarch Productions and Roofwerks have joined us as sponsors for Music For Me Fine! Our spring benefit concert will be held on April 22d from 7pm-11pm at All Saints Chapel with music provided by regional favorites To Better WatersOld Habits and The Remedy . Tickets are only $50 and can be purchased at www.musicformefine.com. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

Coalmarch Productions is a web design and marketing agency in Raleigh who also specialize in SEO, graphic design and social media. Roofwerks is a premier North Carolina residential roofing contractor who specializes in new roof construction including slate, clay tile, concrete tile, metal, and asphalt shingle roofing. These two local companies are supporting the Me Fine Foundation because they want to see their philanthropical dollars used to support local families in need. 

Would your company like to keep your philanthropical dollars local? Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Thank you for your continued support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Wine Walk for Charity Lafayette Village – Benefit Me Fine

Me Fine Foundation is proud to be the featured charity for April’s Wine Walk for Charity at Lafayette Village in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Join us April 21st from 6 to 8 PM!

On the Third Thursday of each month April through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our shops and restaurants – a great way to see all the Village has to offer and taste some fabulous wines.

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The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to the featured charity. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Third Thursday of each Month. Rain or shine!  More details here.

Thank You Lafayette Village for supporting Me Fine Foundation and serving families whose children have life threatening illness’ at local North Carolina Hospitals!

 

 

Top Of The Hill To Serve At Music For Me Fine

Our spring fundraiser Music For Me Fine will be definitely be top notch as Top Of The Hill has agreed to serve as the beer sponsor for our event! Music for Me Fine will feature popular regional bands Old Habits, The Remedy and To Better Waters performing at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh on April 22nd from 7pm-11pm. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here!

Beer provided by Top Of The Hill is included in ticket price along with food from local vendors. Located in Chapel Hill, TOPO has become is a destination spot for beer enthusiast and foodies. Their acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site and their menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients. Open since 1996, TOPO’s brewery is now the 8th oldest surviving brewery in North Carolina. They are recognized to be the first establishment in the South to have a full-time cask-conditioned ale program on premise.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Music For Me Fine Spring Benefit Adds New Band, New Sponsor

We’re proud to announce another favorite regional band has joined the Music For Me Fine lineup!  To Better Waters will be joining Old Habits and The Remedy on April 22nd at our spring benefit at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. The concert is scheduled from 7pm-11pm and local vendors will provide food and drink. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.musicformefine.com. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

We’re also proud to announce WedPics has agreed to serve as one of the sponsors for Music For Me Fine!  WedPics is a Raleigh-based company that acts as a social media platform for  wedding parties. The free app and website allows wedding parties and guests to share their photos and videos in a personalized album. We are grateful for their participation, along with fellow sponsors Empire Properties and HPW Foundation!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here  to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge

You’ve waited all year, now is your chance to show off your hardwood predicting prowess. The 2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge is back for a fourth year! You get a chance to play in your usual March bracket contest AND make a donation to help fund the mission of the Me Fine Foundation. Me Fine’s Bracket Challenge is your way to follow all the action and give back to critically ill kids and their families!

Me Fine continues to grow to meet the seemingly endless need of these children and their families. Hopefully the “Madness” surrounding this bracket challenge will help encourage you to learn more about the work we do, to spread the word within your network, and to help us continue to strengthen our communities one child and one family at a time.

Click here to enter the 2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge! It’s a $10 entry – half to the winner, half back to Me Fine’s mission. Please tell your friends – Deadline to enter is THURSDAY at NOON! If you have questions, please email us at info@mefinefoundation.org.

Don’t forget about our “Music For Me Fine” Spring Benefit coming up on April 22nd at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh featuring  regional favorites Old Habits and The Remedy. Tickets are are only $50 and  you can purchase your tickets online here. 

Good luck-PLEASE, share with your friends!

*The fine print: Half of total donations collected goes to Me Fine; the remaining half will go to the winning entrant. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal tax laws.

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

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