On the evening of November 9, 2019, the important work of Steve Treat and Council for Relationships was celebrated during the Steve Treat Legacy Dinner at The Union League of Philadelphia. Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization with the mission “to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.”
The evening started with a delicious and inviting cocktail reception. The 360 guests in attendance were then welcomed into the dining room by the incredible voices of the students from the Willson Vocal Academy. Guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the iconic Lincoln Hall while they were educated and inspired by the testimonials and videos celebrating Steve’s work and the mission of the Council.
Several speakers took to the stage to voice their heartfelt tributes to Steve: Jessica Berwind, David Haas, Ellen Berman, George James, Patti Owens, Deb D’Arcangelo, and the loving and supportive members of the Treat Family. Two videos were presented, one honoring Steve Treat and the second focusing on the Council’s work with underserved communities.
In my thirty years of event planning, I have never witnessed an event where the entire room listened so intently to every speaker and every video. The focus was 100% on the program; guests were thoroughly engaged and inspired throughout each presentation.
The evening concluded with a Fund A Need hosted by Jeff Westphal. We raised more than $150,000 for the Council that night. It was an honor to work with the Council for Relationships during the Steve Treat Legacy Dinner, it’s such an incredible organization that is impacting so many lives.
Photos by Susan Beard Photography.
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