Resilient Retreat Welcomes You To Our

Grand Opening

Two Exclusive Events


Retreat Building Dedication & Open House

October 18, 2022

9 am-12 pm

13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34240

Open and Free to the Community

Join us for tours of our new Resilient Retreat facilities, sage ceremony, program demonstrations, the placement of our time capsule and more!


Event is sold out!

To make a donation to support our mission, please go to:

Grand Opening Celebration with Ashley Judd

November 3, 2022

10:30 am – 11:30 am: VIP Sponsor Reception

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Luncheon

13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34240

Individual seats: $250

Sponsorship opportunities available $1,500+

Contact Stacy Quaid 941-343-0039 or

Join us for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, sponsor reception with book signing, and tented luncheon on our beautiful grounds with guest speaker Ashley Judd.


Change Agent Champion Sponsor:

Promise Sponsors:

Resilient Sponsors:





Live Auction Items At Grand Opening Luncheon:

Ashley Judd Signed Playbill from Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Nothing like going into that box and finding that Playbill that you kept from your favorite production. Oh! – the memories do flow!  Your seatmate. The theater. Drinks and dinner perhaps? …and of course…the production itself. This particular Playbill that we are auctioning off today is a very special one! It was signed and donated by our keynote speaker – Ashley Judd! Volume 120. Number 3. March 2004 – Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A sizzling performance indeed!

Autographed Playbill Volume 120, Number 3 from March 2004

A very special piece of Broadway memorabilia donated by our keynote speaker, Ashley Judd.

Spectacular Wine Dinner for Eight at Michael’s On East Restaurant

WHAT is an auction without a gastronomic note? Michael Klauber has once again generously provided the opportunity to revel in a four-course culinary extravaganza punctuated by fine hand-selected wines by Michael himself.   The evening, against the elegant backdrop of what is Michael’s on East, awaits you and 7 friends with the “clink” of the glasses over many toasts! Enjoy! Enjoy! 

Service & gratuity not included.

Certificate expires November 3, 2023

Valid Tuesday through Thursday only, excluding holidays.

BBQ Under the Stars

Life is made of moments…just like this. A special group of eight people will toast to a Hollywood-quality sunset overlooking 84 magnificent acres of conserved Resilient Retreat land, delight in butlered hors d’oeuvres, and revel in the aromas of that BBQ dinner being lavished onto your table just there in the near distance.

Ahhhh! Come and enjoy this delicious life with us with a generous bid this afternoon. Your evening will be an unparalleled one. Replete with the boots and the hats and the bandannas that you have wanted to wear for such a long time. C’mon. You know you do! After a few glasses of wine you may just want to dance around that fire!

This unique experience will be scheduled for a mutually agreeable and available time.

Adult Sleepaway Camp at Resilient Retreat

Think “sleepaway camp” for six best friends for one night at the brand new Resilient Retreat Center. This package includes overnight accommodations, time to enjoy the 84 bucolic acres of conservation land at Resilient Retreat, cocktails and canapes in the Great Room, and a three-course culinary extravaganza in our dining room prepared by a private chef plus fine wines and after-dinner cordials.  The night is yours. The following morning, a bounty of breakfast delicacies will be served.  Savor the moment!

This unique experience will be scheduled for a mutually agreeable and available time.

A Sojourn in Savannah

A glorious five-night experience in fabulous Savannah, GA awaits the winner and guests (4 people total) of this auction package. It’s not a hotel. It’s not one of those Bed and Breakfasts. No… You will be graciously greeted at the door of the well-known c.1852, 5000 sq. foot 3 story architectural masterpiece that will serve as your home base. Featured in Metropolitan Magazine, this 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home could not be more prime in the heart of the historic district just a few steps away from the iconic Forsyth Park.

This unique experience is available from January 1st through May 31st, 2023, for 5 nights to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable and available time.