Thank you to the 2019 Family Retreat Sponsors

The SUDC Foundation is grateful to organizations and individuals who sponsored the 2019 Family Retreat. For infomation on how to sponsor the 2020 retreat please contact Director of Development, Elizabeth Milliken at

Principal Sponsor:
A partnership with the SUDC Foundation to support the Family Retreat 2019
Funding Need $50,000.00 Graciously sponsored by Vivienne's Joy Foundation

Welcome Reception:
A lovely outdoor gathering under the tangerine-streaked sky, featuring entertainment with a local flair, refreshments and appetizers for Foundation staff, ambassadors, families and guests. 
Funding Need: $2500.00   Graciously Sponsored by the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandra Howlett
Finding Meaning Through Post-traumatic Growth. It isn't time that heals the wound, it is what you do with the time that matters. How to develop a greater sense of well-being and alleviate stress. 
Funding Need: $2000.00 Graciously Sponsored by the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

Family Gathering Space:
A private free space for families to unwind and enjoy special time with one another. The space will be available throughout the weekend at special times for families to participate in small group activities such as games and crafts.
Funding Need: $1,500.00   Graciously sponsored by the Alexander Michael Dodson Memorial Fund

Family Lunch:
Overlooking the lush gardens of the resort, families will enjoy a delicious lunch of Southwestern specialties as they relax after a Saturday morning filled with speakers and activities.
Funding Need: $1500.00 Graciously sponsored by Nuvei Technologies

Yadalanh (Apache Farewell) Sunday Brunch:
Families will enjoy a relaxing send off and exchange good wishes with new friends until they all meet again.
Funding need: $1500.00  Graciously Sponsored by the Moss Pieratt Foundation

Tribute for SUDC Children: 
A tender remembrance to commemorate and honor the memory of SUDC children gone too soon. Led by an Apache Elder, attendees will take part in a culturally significant ceremony to touch the hearts of family members who have lost a child.
Funding Need: $1200.00   Graciously sponsored by the Lily Jo Memorial Fund and the Baranello/Jurgens Families 

Scientific Session:
SUDC Research Update led by SUDC Foundation President and Executive Director and President Laura Gould Crandall.
Funding Need: $1000.00   Graciously sponsored by Drews Tunes Foundation

SUDC Foundation Parent Panel:
Grief and Resilience Parent Panel led by SUDC Foundation Executive Director and President, Laura Gould Crandall. 
Funding Need: $1000.00  Graciously sponsored by "Team Wesley"

Family Scholarships:
The SUDC Foundation will offer a limited number of partial scholarships to assist registered families with the cost of airfare and hotel accommodations related to retreat travel. Costs include those associated with domestic and international travel.
Funding Need: $16,000 Total (five $1000.00 and eight $500.00 sponsorship's available)
$5,000.00 Graciously sponsored by the Moss Pieratt Foundation
$2,000.00 Graciously sponsored by Answers for Archer SUDC Association
$1,000.00 Graciously sponsored by the Zaido Foundation
$1,00000 Graciously sponsored by the Slade Dozier Foundation

Pool Cabana Gathering Area:
Dedicated space reserved for retreat attendees to gather and socialize poolside while children have fun on the 25 foot tower twisting slide.
Funding Need: $600.00  Graciously Sponsored by the Scarlett Lillian Pauley Foundation

Children's Therapeutic Activities:
Children and teens grieve differently than adults. Children ages 5-17 who are accompanying their parents over the weekend will have the opportunity to participate and bond with one another in their own an age appropriate Saturday morning activities led by professional child therapists and volunteers from New Song Center for Healing.
Funding Need: $500.00   Graciously sponsored by Lorri and Scott Caffrey

Adult Yoga Sessions:
Awaken your soul with light exercise for a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses as you witness the inspiring Phoenix sunrise. The class will help develop inner awareness and focus attention on the body's abilities at the present moment. 
Funding Need: $600.00  Graciously sponsored by Lee and Erin James

Dessert Taco Fun: 
SUDC siblings will have an opportunity to connect with one another as they build a sweet Southwestern treat and craft representing the southwestern experience.
Funding Need: $500.00   Graciously sponsored by Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness

Saturday Morning Yoga for Kids:
Move, stretch, breathe and meditate… A fun-filled Sunday morning designed to help kids experience the benefits of yoga as a way to release anxiety, build muscles and help them channel positive energy. Led by certified child/youth Yoga instructor. 
Funding Need: $300.00 Graciously sponsored by Phil and Wendy Panneton

SUDC Moms Gathering:
A unique craft experience especially designed for SUDC Moms.
Funding Need: $300.00 Graciously sponsored by Trevor's Toes and Tushies