Friends for Families First
Executive Board 2013-2014

    Melissa Jacob
President Elect
    Tish Zadar
VP of Administration
    Kelly Duman
VP of Membership
   Heather Garbers
VP of Development
   Julia Porterfield
VP of Program
    Shelly Goss
    Renee Lewter
    Raeann Belknapp
Past President
    Raeann Belknapp


Steppin’ Out "Mambo in Miami

    Kathy Colleran and Whitney Harris

Drive for Community $Change$

    Denise Shore

FORE Families First Golf Tournament

    Anita and Erik Isernhagen

Get Involved

Friends for Families First

FRIENDS was founded in 1988 and is committed to assisting Families First by recruiting volunteers, raising funds and promoting community awareness. This group of over 300 dedicated individuals works to improve the lives of children and families in our community by giving generously of their time and resources.

There are many ways to get involved with FRIENDS for Families First. The group plans and implements three major fundraising events a year and is always seeking individuals to assist on event committees. There are also opportunities to support the children in our care by providing birthday gifts, baking cookies and decorating at the holidays. For those will very little time to give, there are also opportunities to assist with publicity, stuffing invitations and acting as a greeter at events.

To learn more about FRIENDS for Families First or to see how you can get involved, email VP of Membership, Heather Garbers at

Join FRIENDS for Families First.

Click here for a "print friendly" membership form.

FRIENDS Fundraising Events

FRIENDS for Families First plans three major fundraising events year including a Gala (Steppin' Out), a Golf Tournament (FORE Families First) and a Family Picnic (The Country Fair). They also promote the Drive for Community $Change$ all year long which encourages individuals and businesses to adopt a piggy bank and fill with their spare change.

For information on Friends for Families First Fundraising Events click here.