Penn Foundation will host legendary singer and author Judy Collins at its Autumn Event fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 pm at Calvary Church, 820 Route 113, Hilltown Township. A Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. 6abc Action News Anchor Eva Pilgrim will serve as the evening’s emcee. Tickets are $20 or four for $60. To purchase tickets, visit www.pennfoundation.org or call 267-404-5937.
Judy Collins has celebrated over 50 years of recording with 37 albums, top ten hits, Grammy wins, and gold and platinum status. She is the author of the books Sanity and Grace, a deeply moving memoir of her journey from agony to hope and clarity, and the 2011 memoir Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, an evocative, deeply personal account of her life in which she talks about her alcoholism, her relationships, and the music that helped define a generation. Through her extraordinary passion for words and music, Judy Collins was able to survive the pain of losing her son when he committed suicide at age 33.
Her discussion, Sanity & Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival & Strength, includes conversation about the life experiences that led to key songs and then her performance of those songs. Collins offers solace in the face of grief and loss. She breaks down the barriers of helplessness and secrecy to openly discuss the after-effects of suicide. Speaking clearly and with a gift for creative expression, she assures us all that there is only one way to heal: right through the pain.
Autumn Event has become Penn Foundation's signature fundraiser and one the community highly anticipates year after year. Last year, more than 700 people attended Autumn Event and even more are expected this year. Proceeds from this event benefit Penn Foundation’s Commonwealth Fund, which helps the organization provide compassionate, responsive, and innovative care to over 10,000 individuals each year.
Founded in 1955 and located on a 30-acre campus in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Penn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of individuals in our community. The agency serves over 10,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year, offering a wide-range of distinct programs designed to meet various types and levels of mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healthcare needs. Penn Foundation’s tradition of compassionate care combined with a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the possibility of recovery enables it to help individuals navigate their lives with confidence, conviction, and courage. For more information, visitwww.PennFoundation.org.