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Greensboro Oyster Roast – Safe at Home

We are very pleased to announce the 18th Annual Greensboro Oyster Roast in support of Family Service of Greensboro Foundation.  For almost two decades, the Oyster Roast has become firmly established on Greensboro’s social calendar and has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent fundraisers in our community. The 2020 event raised $327,000 to support programs for Greensboro children and families in crisis.

With COVID-19 protocols currently in place, the Oyster Roast will look a bit different in 2021. In an effort to continue to raise funds to support the work of Family Service we are launching a campaign entitled: Greensboro Oyster Roast – Safe at Home which will culminate with a Drive Thru Event on Friday, April 30, 2021 (TBD).

We hope you and your family are Safe at Home, but we know many in our community are not safe. In fact, the issues that Family Service addresses – domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability – are only worsened by economic struggle and isolation created by the pandemic. Below are a few statistics that our service providers are reporting.

  • Family Service has been open during the pandemic and is continuing to see clients. Calls to our crisis line are involving situations that are more complex, intense and higher risk.
  • The number of domestic violence homicides in Guilford County is up 250% from last year.
  • Calls to our law enforcement partners for domestic abuse and child abuse are up. Our partners are reporting a 70% increase in child abuse cases as more and more children attend school virtually and a 106% increase in internet crimes against children.

Sponsors and hosts will be able to pick-up an Oyster Roast Party Pack, which includes dinner and dessert equivalent to the number of tickets traditionally associated with their sponsorship.  In lieu of the Pearls of the Oyster Roast Cocktail Party, sponsors at the $2,500+ levels will receive additional special benefits.

We hope you will consider supporting the Greensboro Oyster Roast – Safe at Home Campaign to help fund local programs of Family Service of the Piedmont in Greensboro.


View Photos from Previous Events

Greensboro Oyster Roast
Safe at Home 2020

Presenting Sponsors


in honor of the front-line staff
of Family Service of the Piedmont

Diamond Sponsors



Platinum Sponsors

Lisa and Willie Bullock
Molly and Jeb Burns

Judy Frederick and Steve Shavitz
Leslye and Marshall Tuck

Gold Sponsors

Lindsey and Frank Auman
Robin and Quint Barefoot
Nancy and Frank Brenner
Buchanan Printing & Graphics
Columbia Forest Products
Leah and David Edgerton
Fifth Third Bank
Fink’s Jewelers
Kristy and Harley Garrison
Penny and John Lee Graves
Ginger and Haynes Griffin
The Guild of Family Service of Greensboro Foundation
The Cam and Margaret Hall Foundation
Beth and Ed Harrington
Hawthorne Residential Partners
Milly and Charles King
Dr. Michael J. Mango, DDS
Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan
Anne and Pete Osborne
Amy and Mitchell Paul
Piedmont Natural Gas
Samet Corporation
Leigh and Carl Seager
Laura and Mike Steen

Silver Sponsors

Julie and Jay Brennan
Joe Bryan
Linda Carr/Knight Carr & Co., LLC
Vanessa and Roy Carroll/The Carroll Companies
Cruise Planners – Ginny Maurer
Diversified Trust Company
Eastwind Development
Valerie and John Edson
Mary Kate and Danny Farley
Laura and Jeff Friedman
Laura and Robert Green
Jen and Jay Haldeman
HICAPS/Margaret and Peyton Fairbank
Fay and Mike Hoggard
Horizon Tool, Inc
Jo and John Hughes
Dina and Burney Jennings
Gary Jobe
Ron Johnson and Bill Roane
Marcia and Orton Jones
Jaime and Justin Kilby
Charisse and Phil Kleinman
Brad Koury
Mandy Lambeth
Betsy and Richard Lane
Lincoln Financial Group
Susan and Mackey McDonald
Mercedes Benz of Greensboro
Jeanne Miles
Piedmont Direct Mail
The Pink Door
Sandy and Marshall Pittman
PMi – Pest Management Systems Inc.
Claudia and David Reich
Lori and Tyler Richardson
Rush & Associates, Inc.
Diana and Thomas Stuckey
Lauren Tilley Interiors
Tyler Redhead & McAlister Real Estate
Kelly and Congressman Mark Walker
Sally and Jim Weeks
Susan and Eric Wiseman
Leigh Yost
Preston and Robert Young

Bronze Sponsors

Adams Electric Company
Caren and Larry Appel
Barber Center for Plastic Surgery
Carol and Jason Bohrer
Louise and Lee Bristol
Frances and Frank Bullock
Barbara and Dan Caffrey
Carlton Scale
Carruthers & Roth, PA
Charles Aris, Inc.
Classic Construction of NC/Pat Parr
Lauren and Chad Cook
Tiffany and Scott Crenshaw
Lisa and Nathan Cressman
Alison and Bobby Ellington
Forbis & Dick Funeral Service/Miriam and Patrick Forbis
Tina and Dan Forsberg
Gallagher Benefit Services/Joanne R Forbes
Peggy and Tom Glaser
Jane Gorrell
Got You Floored
Greensboro Swarm
Morgan and Jack Horner
Ice Age Management/Adrian Smith
Innovative Kitchens and Baths, Inc.
Alan Irvin
Irving Park Art & Frame
Suzi and Dan Jackson
Doris Kiser
Ginni and Al Lineberry
Sue and Neil Lutins
Lynda Gordon Interiors
Leslie and JJ Marus
Matthews Mobile Media
Allison and Bill Morrisette
Alicia and Don Noone
Mindy and Chad Oakley
Karen and Kevin Otey
Elizabeth and Phil Payonk
Donna and Ryder Perkins
Donna and Donald Pulitzer
Dianne and Kevin Pusch
Elizabeth and Matthew Rankin
Relation Insurance Services
Replacements, Ltd.
Susan and Freddy Robinson
Deanna and Michael Shannon
Phyllis Shavitz
Simply Meg’s
Sue and Bill Smith
Barbara Steslow and Terry Akin
Ellen and Sig Tannenbaum
Jennifer and J.T. Thomas
Ashlee and John Wagner
Katherine and Mike Weaver
Well-Spring Retirement Community
Jacalyn and Brantley White
Jill and Thomas White
Jill Wilson and Marc Isaacson
Rhoda and Jay Winepol
Jim Wolfe/Wolfe Homes