Annual Luncheon

Save The Date

Hosted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at The Briar Club, Arms Wide Adoption Services’ annual Fulfilling Families Luncheon furthers our mission of transforming the lives of children in foster care who are in need of safe and nurturing permanent families. Registration opens at 11:30 AM and the program begins at noon.

Co-Chairs: Sydney Eifler and Kelley Scofield

Host: Frank Billingsley

Sponsorships and Tickets Available

A donation to this heartfelt event will help ensure Arms Wide Adoption Services can continue to help even more children connect with the loving families they need and deserve. To reserve your table or purchase tickets, or to make a donation to support this year’s luncheon, click HERE.

Gaelin Elmore professional headshotKeynote Speaker: Gaelin Elmore

We are excited to feature Gaelin Elmore as the 2023 Fulfilling Families Luncheon Keynote Speaker. After a childhood filled with trauma, abuse, neglect, and homelessness, Gaelin believed that his issues would be solved if he became successful. From college football to signing an NFL contract, Gaelin was driven, even comforted, by this assumption. It wasn’t until Gaelin achieved what he thought was “success” (making it to the NFL), that he finally realized he had been wrong all along. And so, Gaelin retired as a rookie to begin his journey of self-love, self-discovery, and belonging. That journey has led Gaelin here today, and to stages all across the country, aiming to inspire, encourage, and equip others, to erase the belonging gap plaguing youth with adverse childhood experiences. Gaelin lives in Eden Prairie, MN, where he gets to experience the purest form of belonging, as a husband to his wife, Micaela, and a Dad to their two daughters, Laniah and Tatum.


Special Thanks

Special thanks to Co-Chairs Sydney Eifler and Kelley Scofield, as well as the 2023 Fulfilling Families Luncheon Host Committee: Lindsey Amiralai, Katie Arnoldy, Lindley Arnoldy, Alexandra Attar, Caroline Bean, Rory Bellow, Jill George Bomar, Kristy Bradshaw, Allison Chavez, Juliana Chervanick, Clara Clark, Erin DeCelle, Natalie Ealand, Annie Eifler, Sara Fallon, Allison Flikerski, Caroline Funk, Abbie Giraud, Brooke Bentley Gunst, Kara Hilliard, Michelle Holcomb, Blair Richardson Loocke, Alex Loyd, Kristen Olson Lyons, April McGee, Lauren Morgan, Brittany O’Brien, Allison O’Neill, Leslie Pitts, Alison Powell, Ina Riley, Beezie Sayers, Ashley Sloan, Alicia Summers, Jenni Swyka, Mary Kristen Valentine, Lindsey Thomas Wilson, Lyndsey Zorich


More Information

If you have any questions or would like any additional information about Arms Wide’s upcoming 2023 Fulfilling Families Luncheon, please contact Annie Richardson at or 713-681-6991.

2022 Luncheon Photos