Almost 400 viewers tuned in to the Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast, a virtual fundraising event streamed live from home plate at Chase Field on Dec. 11. The event celebrated McQuaid’s life and contributions, client successes and the 15th anniversary of the Human Services Campus.
Avondale Toyota was the hour-long virtual event signature sponsor. A total of 40 sponsors supported the event.
The breakfast was hosted in an ESPN-like production by Amy Schwabenlender, HSC executive director, and Jonathan Koppell, HSC board chair and dean of the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions at Arizona State University. A video tribute to campus founder and former board president McQuaid was featured. It included a 15th anniversary look-back and stories of two individuals impacted by the work done at HSC. McQuaid passed away in July from Covid-19.
With donations still arriving, the event has raised almost $700,000 to support HSC programs and services to assist people experiencing homelessness move from street to home.
The morning also featured a performance by the Phoenix Symphony brass quintet, the first performance by orchestra members in 2020, following cancelation of the season because of the pandemic. Arizona Diamondbacks mascot Baxter made a special appearance.
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PHOTOS BY BEN ARNOLD