Documentary Film/Silent Auction is First Fundraiser for Baker Fund — Donations Sought for Silent Auction



The documentary film, “Mike Baker: Love, Community and Friendship,” and a Silent Auction at The Campus Theatre, Lewisburg, on July 15, starting at 6 p.m., will be the first fundraiser for the newly established Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund.
The documentary film, sponsored by Susquehanna Life magazine and created by filmmaker Caroline Pogust, is designed to illustrate the positive impact Lewisburg chiropractor Mike Baker had on the region, and how the people in the communities he served came together to support him and his family when he was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in January 2013. Baker passed away two months later.

Funds collected at the July 15 movie premiere and accompanying Silent Auction will be used to support the work of the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund, a fund that both memorializes Baker and provides money to area families coping with catastrophic illness or events. The fund is administered by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Williamsport and, when fully endowed at $25,000, the fund will award $1000 a year to area families.

Businesses who wish to donate an item for the Silent Auction can call (570) 522-0149.

When the doors open at 6 p.m. for the Silent Auction, attendees will be able to bid on items donated by area businesses. Items include: gift certificates from Elizabeth’s An American Bistro, Isle of Que Adventures, Trey Casimir Acupuncture and Exercise, Lewisburg Hotel, and Fetch and Play; jewelry from Rebecca Mohr Jewelry; a “Take One” membership to The Campus Theatre; a Bulova Lewisburg clock from Wolf’s Jewelry; a 1/3 page color ad in Susquehanna Life magazine; and tickets to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Dwellings will donate 10 percent of its July 15 sales to the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Silent Auction; the film will start promptly at 7 p.m. After the film, there will be a short Q&A and reception with filmmaker Caroline Pogust.

Admission is free, and donations to the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund will be accepted at the door. Contributions to the fund, which are tax deductible, also can be made out to the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund and sent to the First Community Foundation Partnership, 330 Pine Street, Suite 400, Williamsport, PA 17701. More information is at (570) 522-0149. ###


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