Food for Thought: The GMU Center for Psychological Services 6th Annual Fundraiser

The GMU Center for Psychological Services 6th Annual Fundraiser

Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00 PM EDT

Food for Thought: The GMU Center for Psychological Services 6th Annual Fundraiser
Food for thought Logo and image of boy and grandfather raising a bid card at an auction

The GMU Center for Psychological Services offers affordable, accessible, and state-of-the-art mental health services to the community while training the next generation of ethical, competent, and culturally sensitive psychologists.

The Center is one of the only sites in the Mid-Atlantic to offer therapies on a sliding scale, enabling access to care for as low as $5 per session to children, adolescents, adults, and veterans. The Center serves nearly 400 individuals throughout the DMV.

Food for Thought will be hosted by Presenting Sponsor Leidos at the Leidos Global Headquarters, situated at Reston Town Center. The building was honored in Fairfax County’s 2020 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards and was the only commercial project selected for an award.

Guests will enjoy an evening in this contemporary setting while sampling culinary delights from our mindfulness menu and sipping signature drinks and cocktails.

NBC4 Washington anchor Jim Handly will act as Event Host and EMCEE to auction off our popular packages, including two tickets to the players club to a mutually agreeable Washington Wizards or Washington Capitals game during the 2022-23 regular season.

Your participation will help to reduce our waitlist of 200+ individuals and provide free community health programs, low-cost therapies, testing services, and family psychological support. Our fund-a-need and auctions will support the following funds:

  • The Ray Eck Youth Services Fund: Supports services for youth in need of counseling services under 25 years of age—young adults, teens, and children.
  • The Jennifer DiMauro Fund for Veterans: Supports free assessments and therapy for veterans. This fund was created in memory of Jennifer DiMauro, a graduate student whose work at the Center focused on helping veterans through assessments and therapy.

We hope you will join us in making these vital services more widely available to those in need!

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