“Meg’s Gift,” is a new foundation, formed by family and friends of Megan Garbach, who sadly, lost her battle with depression on February 17, 2014 at the age of 27. But, when does something so bad end up making something really good happen? “Being able to give back to those in need, those who struggle with mental health issues, is what Meg’s Gift is all about,” says Megan’s father, Ray Garbach.
A first-time “Meg’s Gift” Golf Tournament, held by the Foundation on August 15th, was a resounding success, with over 230 golfers on two courses and almost 500 people at the dinner afterwards. “The community reached out with overwhelming support. We are pleased to present St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center with a $60,000 check from the fruits of our labor,” continued Ray. “We find that the Neighborhood Center is a well-run organization that provides compassionate services tending to the physical, mental and social needs of people with insufficient health insurance. We are pleased to present the event’s proceeds to this very worthy organization. Megan would have been proud to help an organization like the Neighborhood Center. ”
Sr. Christine Wagner, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Center, along with Board President Robert Thompson, accepted the proceeds raised from this inaugural event. “These funds will be an enormous help us to us as we provide medical and mental health care to those in need,” said Christine. We are honored that you have chosen the Neighborhood Center to receive this meaningful gift, and we are truly overwhelmed by your success and your generosity.”