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Building healthy generations in school, work and life

February 1, 2019 |

Through your support and generosity, First Hand is helping children, families and communities achieve their full health potential. We’re thrilled to share our annual report for fiscal year 2018 with you. At the end of the day, First Hand’s work – driven by your resources and financial gifts – is about making a difference around... Read more


Recap – Masquerade Ball 2017: Bond

November 21, 2017 |

On October 27, 2017, we hosted our annual Masquerade Ball, honoring two of our co-founders and celebrating a successful year of fundraising. Union Station proved to be an elegant backdrop and venue for the Bond theme as 1,200 guests donned their finest tuxedos and gowns, sipped martinis and raised money for children, families and communities... Read more


Give Love this #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2017 |

Black Friday bargains, Cyber Monday sales… the headlines are full of opportunities for us to get deals in the next week. On #GivingTuesday (November 28), make plans to give by supporting First Hand Foundation’s Love Bag program. A Love Bag is a backpack full of essentials for children facing difficult situations. Last year, First Hand... Read more


Congratulations to our Court MVPs

November 3, 2017 |

What a fundraising season! This year’s First Hand Court had record-breaking numbers, bringing in over $112,000. They sold sponsorships and tickets to the Masquerade Ball and also secured silent auction items for the event. Through a long season of fundraising, we had two individuals who earned this year’s Court MVP award as our top fundraisers.... Read more


Jeanne and Neal Spirit of Giving Award Winners

November 2, 2017 |

At our annual Masquerade Ball, we traditionally recognize our top sponsor and Cerner associate, and this year’s recipients received the newly-named Jeanne and Neal Patterson Spirit of Giving Award. These individuals truly embody the giving spirit and philanthropic heart that two of our co-founders so beautifully exemplified during their lifetimes. Join us in congratulating and... Read more