The annual IFHE-US Sharon McManus Cultural Event in support of the IFHE Development Fund will be virtual again in 2021 via Zoom. The Development Fund is an endowed fund to provide opportunities for resolving the impact of global issues upon families; to form partnerships with organizations with mutual concerns; to collaborate on studies and research; and accumulate resources for intensifying educational efforts. International grants are provided for these purposes. Currently grants are in India and Pakistan.
The Cultural Event is named in honor of Sharon McManus, a long time IFHE member and Director of IFHE Development, who coordinated the Cultural Events for 15 years. We will be recognizing her contributions to IFHE and IFHE-US during the program.
DATE: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
PROGRAM FOCUS: Expanding on the IFHE International Theme of Age-friendly Homes and Communities, the program will focus specifically on Family Challenges and Resources for Caregivers.
INTERNATIONAL PANEL: Canadian Panelists, Dr. Janet Fast, University of Alberta and Dr. Nora Spinks, CEO of Vanier Institute for the Family; Caribbean Panelist, Dr. Audrey Porter DaCosta, University of Technology of Jamaica; and U.S. Panelist, Dr. Karen Goebel, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin.
WHO IS INVITED: In addition to our IFHE-US members and friends, we are also inviting our Canadian and Caribbean colleagues to join us.
HOW TO REGISTER: To register for this virtual Zoom program, please send your name and email address to Mary Kaye Merwin, IFHE-US Director of Development, at email@example.com
DONATIONS ACCEPTED: There is no registration fee for this event, however, contributions will be accepted to the IFHE-US Development Fund in whatever amount you wish. Normally, when we have been able to meet in person, we have had a $50 registration fee with $25 going toward food and room and $25 as a contribution to the fund. Attached is a form for donations.
IDEAS FOR REFRESHMENTS: To continue the event’s tradition of fellowship around cultural foods, we invite you to pour a glass of wine or punch and an appropriate snack. Our Caribbean partners have provided the following link to their IFHE Cookbook with many great ideas. Download it at: https://online.flowpaper.com/7bee0792/ROBERTSCOOKBOOK2020FAWDIGITAL/#page=1
IFHE-US DEVELOPMENT FUND
E-MAIL ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MAILING ADDRESS: ____________________________________
MAIL CHECKS DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK AND PAYMENT IN USD TO
IFHE-US Director, Finance
22500 Road 21
Ft. Morgan, CO 80701
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR IFHE-US WEBSITE. The donation portion of our website is presently under maintenance, but should be up in mid-May. Instructions on how to use this option will be forwarded to all who register. The website is: