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Healing Hearts Society Fundraising Breakfast.  A Virtual Event  
- Become a Breakfast Ambassador -

By becoming an Ele’s Place Ann Arbor Breakfast Ambassador for our annual Healing Hearts Society Fundraising Breakfast, you become part of a special group of volunteers whom over the last 14 years have helped to raise over $4.1 million for Ele’s Place Ann Arbor. Whether this is your first time or your fifth time serving as a Table Host, our objectives are to make this a rewarding experience for you and be as simple as possible.  

The annual Healing Hearts Breakfast is our largest fundraising event and serves as a vehicle to introduce individuals to Ele’s Place Ann Arbor.  What can your guests expect? A 45-minute event  in which inspirational stories are shared on how Ele’s Place Ann Arbor brings hope and healing to children, teens and families after the death of a parent, sibling or other significant person.  Guests who attend the Breakfast will be asked for a donation at the end of the program. Financial gifts are critical to maintaining our programs at NO COST to families. Tax-deductible contributions are welcomed from individuals, businesses, foundations and community groups.







Breakfast Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Generate awareness, excitement and support for the fundraising event

  • Create a list of contacts to invite to the event – think about those in your life and network who may have an interest in the Ele’s Place mission

    • Family, friends and colleagues, as well as organizations, groups and service providers

    • Remember to include your out-of-state family, friends and colleagues! Since the event is presented on a virtual platform, remember that guests don’t have to be from the southeast Michigan area

  • If possible, attend one of two scheduled Breakfast Ambassador Pep Rallies via Zoom

  • Send electronic invitations to your contacts and encourage them to register for the fundraising event (NO charge to register) – we will provide you with the electronic invitation and instructions!

  • Once a guest has registered, they will receive the Zoom link to the fundraising event, and Ele’s Place Ann Arbor will send automatic reminders to guests

  • If an invited contact is not able to attend the fundraising event, we will also provide you with an electronic follow-up that offers your contact an opportunity to donate in lieu of attending


The importance of a Tour of the Heart 

  • A “Tour of the Heart” is not a fundraising event. It’s an inspirational opportunity to learn more about Ele’s Place Ann Arbor

  • 1 hour in length  

  • Held virtually with members of our development and program staff  

  • HHS Breakfast guests are 5x more likely to donate after attending a tour