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17th Annual Summer Solstice Event to Honor Sandy and Sally Cutler

March 15, 2017

Hunting Valley, Ohio – The 17th annual Summer Solstice benefit event will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm in Hunting Valley. Proceeds support Hopewell, Ohio’s only therapeutic farm community for adults with mental illness. The event will honor Sandy and Sally Cutler. Long-time supporters of Hopewell, the Cutlers built the David Cutler Conservatory at Hopewell in their son’s memory. Each year, they help underwrite Hopewell’s popular Exploring Mental Health Series. Sally also served as Honorary Chair of “The Campaign for Hopewell – Planting Seeds of Promise,” a three-year comprehensive campaign that ended in 2016. Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth® will be the event’s Presenting Sponsor for the 17th consecutive year.

Known as a “Hunting Valley Block Party,” Summer Solstice will be held at the estate of Honorary Chairs Brian and Gretchen Colleran. Event Chair is Mary Joyce. Corporate Chair is Joseph Verciglio of BakerHostetler. Special Guest Speaker will be Terry Piteo Trela.

This unique benefit features exciting silent and live auctions that showcase unique experiences, getaways, antiques and collectibles. BidPal allows guests to browse auction items and bid from their smart phones. Dinner by Marigold Catering will be served under the stars!

Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available through May 19 to be included in the program. RSVP deadline for individual tickets is May 26; these tickets begin at $225 and include parking, cocktails and dinner. For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, call 440-247-0912 or visit

Hopewell is a 300-acre working farm in rural Mesopotamia, Ohio, where adults with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression learn to manage their mental illness and return to independent life. Hopewell is ODMHAS-licensed and CARF-accredited and is a member of NAMI and ARTA. Proceeds from Summer Solstice provide fee assistance for families with limited financial resources. Each year, fee assistance is provided for 95 percent of Hopewell’s residential clients. To learn more, visit

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