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Greensboro Oyster Roast – Restoring Hope

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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.  This year’s Honorary Chairs are Liz and David Johnson. 

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 Appreciation Event on Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. Pius X Catholic School for all Sponsors and Hosts.  

**Sponsors and hosts will be able to pick-up an Oyster Roast Party Pack, which includes a Shrimp Boil 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.

To help with flow, on April 30th,  confirmed Sponsors and Hosts with last names between A – G are encouraged to pick-up between 5:30-6:30 pm and those with last names between H – Z are encouraged to pick-up between 6:30-7:30 pm

Click here to RSVP by April 26


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.

We hope you will consider supporting the Greensboro Oyster Roast – Restoring Hope campaign to help fund local programs of Family Service of the Piedmont in Greensboro.

Download the Sponsor Packet

QUESTIONS?  Contact Katrina Meeks – 336.801.1154 or katrina.meeks@fspcares.org

Greensboro Oyster Roast
Restoring Hope 2021

Note:  the list is updated weekly


Diamond Sponsors


Dianne and Scott Roe

Judy and Len White, Jacalyn and Brantley White, Jill and Thomas White

Crystal Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Molly and Jeb Burns

Piedmont Natural Gas

Phyllis Shavitz, Judy Frederick and Steve Shavitz

Gold Sponsors

Aesthetic Images Photography
Lindsey and Frank Auman
Robin and Quint Barefoot
Carter Bank
Columbia Forest Products
Leah and David Edgerton
Kristy and Harley Garrison
Penny and John Lee Graves
Chip Hagan
Margaret Ann and Cam Hall
Beth Harrington
Hawthorne Residential Partners
Ron Johnson and Bill Roane
Milly and Charles King
Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan
Matthews Mobile Media
Pepper Moon Catering
Carolynn and Tim Rice
Rice Toyota
Diana and Tom Stuckey
Ellen and Sig Tannenbaum
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Silver Sponsors

Ingrid Avera
Sheri and Preston Bergen
Julie and Jay Brennan
Cathy and Bill Burling
Linda and Roger Cargo Charitable Gift Fund
Cellular Sales
Classic Construction of NC, Inc.
Sue W. Cole
Compass Financial Partners, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
Tiffany and Scott Crenshaw
Kathy Cross and Cooper Brantley
Candace and Roger Cummings
Janice and Larry Diana
Diversified Trust Company
Susie and Ras Fenger
Gary Jobe Builder, Inc.
Jane Gorrell
Jen and Jay Haldeman
Fay and Mike Hoggard
Horizon Tool, Inc.
Megan and Jack Horner
Jo Hughes
Suzi and Dan Jackson
Dina and Burney Jennings
Marcia and Orton Jones
Knight Carr & Company
Lex and Brent Kulman
Lake Jeanette Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Mandy Lambeth
Betsy and Richard Lane
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Susan and Mackey McDonald
Judy and Tom Mincher
Anne and Pete Osborne
Amy and Mitchell Paul
Elizabeth and Phil Payonk
PMi – Laurie and Billy Tesh
Piedmont Direct Mail
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Dianne and Kevin Pusch
Elizabeth and Matthew Rankin
Lori and Tyler Richardson
Sylvia and Norman Samet
Joy Cohen Shavitz
Kay Stern
Barbara Steslow and Terry Akin
Sharen and Greg Thompson
Triad Financial Advisors
Triad’s Finest Real Estate
Leslye and Marshall Tuck
Tuggle Duggins P.A.
Marti and Robin Tyler
Tyler Redhead & McAlister Real Estate
Katherine and Mike Weaver
Sally and Jim Weeks
Sue White
Susan and Eric Wiseman
Leigh Yost

Bronze Sponsors

Kaitlyn and Tyler Anderson
Association Management Group
Barber Center for Plastic Surgery
Sarah and Ken Bowden
Dixie and Joe Brantley
Louise and Lee Bristol
Pat and Ken Brooks
Barbara and Dan Caffrey
Meredith and Joe Coladonato
Diane Conterno-Neese and Tim Neese
Andrea and James Creighton
Cruise Planners/Ginny Maurer
Dress Code
Alison and Bobby Ellington
Peggy Follin
Gallagher Benefit Services
Peggy and Tom Glaser
Katherine Glenn
Got You Floored
Pam and Steve Hassenfelt
Sebrina and Juan Hernandez
Hoke Huss
Innovative Kitchens and Baths, Inc.
Laura and Alan Irvin
Kim Ketchum
Magz and Bob King
Doris Kiser
Charisse and Phil Kleinman
Lauren Tilley Interiors
Lift Waste and Recycling
Ginni and Al Lineberry
Morgan and Scott Love
Leslie and J.J. Marus
Marsha Mayer and Michael Kelly
May Gayle and Paul Mengert
Tara and Allen Montgomery
Catey and Seth Moore
Courtney Murchison and Marc Seidman
Alicia and Don Noone
Heather and Allen Oakley
Jeannie and Zizzy Osborne
Laura and Stan Park
Donna and Ryder Perkins
Sandy and Marshall Pittman
Claudia and David Reich
Relation Insurance Services
Replacements, Ltd.
Revolution Law Group
Kim and John Riley
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Indira Lindsay Roberts and Kevin Roberts
SalemOne, Inc.
Dr. Robyn N. Sanders
Weddings & Events by Vivian/Vivian and Rick Schneider
Sandra and Mike Schulte
Carole and John Simms
Beth and Mark Skains
Skidril Industries LLC
Sue and Bill Smith
Sylvia and Jim Swayze
Paula and Gregg Taylor
Tara and Will Thacker
Triad Dentistry and Triad Pediatric
          Dentistry/Sona Isharani and Steven Hatcher
Denise Turner and Chip Roth
Susan and Larry Tysinger
Ashlee and John Wagner
Gwen and Don Willis
Wolfe Homes