A Tale to Tell

On Friday, March 15, 2019 Jana Marie Foundation’s annual dinner, “A Night to Remember, A Cause to Believe In,” returns to State College. This year’s theme, “A Tale to Tell,” will focus on the power of storytelling.  Join us to support the Foundation’s work to promote mental and emotional wellness through dialogue and creative expression. 

The Details

Friday, March 15, 2019 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Wyndham Garden (adjacent to Mountain View Country Club)

310 Elks Club Rd Boalsburg, PA 16827
*Please use the hotel entrance 

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30pm: Experience Jana Marie Foundation & Cocktail Hour
  • 6:15pm: Buffet Dinner
  • 7:15pm: A Tale to Tell Program
  • A silent auction will be available throughout the evening.  Check back for a list of all the great items.

The evening will highlight Jana Marie Foundation’s story through moving, powerful, and inspirational performances by artist & playwright Bill Doan, puppeteer & storyteller Adam Swartz, and songwriter & musician Christian Tloczynski.



As you know, mental and emotional health are as important as physical well-being; yet stigma and shame surround the topics making them taboo to discuss. That is why Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of dialogue and creative expression to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental wellness among young people and their communities.

With your support, Jana Marie Foundation endeavors to ensure that our youth know they are not alone. Through innovative programming, Jana Marie Foundation helps young people build personal strength, coping skills, and self-confidence. Most importantly, we change perceptions with regard to mental health, making it known that it is absolutely appropriate to reach out for help–and to reach out to help.

To complement that effort, Jana Marie Foundation works across the community to raise awareness of mental and emotional health issues, providing educational programs and resources to parents, caregivers, and community members in support of our youth and in an effort to enhance the overall mental and emotional health of our entire community.

And with you by our side, we know we can make even more of an impact!

Please consider investing in our work by sponsoring the dinner for just $500.  Your generosity will be recognized in the program for the evening and will provide you with a table for six. All funds raised from this event will be used to support ongoing and future programing throughout the community.