Impact Stories

We are so grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, board members, and community! Our supporters come from different backgrounds and have a variety of reasons for advocating for NFCC and mental healthcare. Our Supporter Impact Stories share the stories of our donors and volunteers and why they believe NFCC is such a crucial part of our community.

Gena Blanchard

Gena Blanchard began volunteering for NFCC in 2009, when St. Luke’s United Methodist Church began the Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment. When it transitioned to a center offering on-site counseling and was renamed the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, Gena became a member of our Advisory Board and served for six years. She has remained a passionate supporter of NFCC and we are excited to share her story.

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Sheridan and Robert Plumb, with their three sons.

Carla Dawson

Carla channeled her desire to help the Finnegan family after the loss of Nick into serving as chair of the advisory board for the Counseling Center. A cocktail party she hosted at her home evolved into the 500 person gala we host today. She also served as a board member for 10 years, serving her last term in 2020. She remains a valued member of the NFCC community and we are delighted to share her story!

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Sheridan and Robert Plumb, with their three sons.

Rachel and John Luke McConn

Rachel and John Luke McConn have been involved with NFCC in a variety of ways over the past 13 years. John Luke served on our advisory board for five years and he and Rachel hosted our Crawfish Boil in 2015. They continue to support NFCC because they have both benefited from counseling and want to ensure everyone who needs mental healthcare is able to access it.

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Sheridan and Robert Plumb, with their three sons.

Sheridan and Robert Plumb

Sheridan and Robert Plumb chaired our Annual Crack ‘Em For A Cause Crawfish Boil in 2014. They first became involved with NFCC through their own personal loss as well as their friendship with the Finnegan family. Their love for the Finnegan’s and the important work that NFCC offers to the community, keeps them involved.

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Sheridan and Robert Plumb, with their three sons.