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FCS 75th Birthday Party News Release




Party to feature an “outrageous evening of grown-up birthday party fun”

NASHVILLE, TENN. February 1, 2017 – Family and Children’s Service (FCS) will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a fundraiser that promises to be an “outrageous evening of grown-up birthday party fun” that will include dining, dancing, games, and a little magic.

The Birthday Bash will take place at 2400 Clifton Ave. in the warehouse that will become FCS’ new location in May 2018.

“So many people have contributed to FCS’ success and our ability to help those in moments of crisis across Middle Tennessee,” said FCS President and Chief Executive Officer Michael McSurdy. “The Birthday Bash is not only a fundraiser, but our way of saying thanks and celebrating everything we’ve accomplished together as we look toward a bright future. This will also be the only last chance to see this great building we have purchased to become our new home before its renovation begins in the spring. There’s lots to celebrate!”

The Birthday Bash will take place on Feb. 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Event tickets are $250 per person and available on the FCS’s website: Chairs are Mary Lee Bartlett, Amy Colton, Sarah Ann Ezzell, Ellen Jacobs, Anne Elizabeth McIntosh and Marlene Moses. The event is Presented by HCA/Tristar Health Systems along with Producing Sponsors The Danner Foundation and Glow Motion Technologies.

“We look forward to celebrating the 75 years of myriad good works FCS has provided our community-all those who have been helped and all the staff and supporters who made that possible,” said Director of Development and Community Events, Beth Raebeck Hall. “There will be many surprises at this Birthday Bash for adults –one surprise is a bouncy house slide for adults, among other fantastic elements that haven’t been seen in the party space before! Our production partners are creating magic!”

Founded in 1943, FCS is one of Nashville’s oldest and most venerable nonprofits. FCS serves over 43, 000 clients a year, providing a critical safety net to many of Nashville’s most vulnerable community members. The organization helps all people in crisis and transition by meeting them where they are, understanding their needs and connecting them to the resources they need. These programs include a crisis line, child and family counseling, adoption support, healthcare access, welfare to work and more.


MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Atkinson, APR; Amy Atkinson Communications on behalf of Family & Children’s Service; cell 615.419.8483; email