Happy Birthday, John Even. The partner with the law firm Schmitt, Shneck, Smyth, & Herrod celebrated his 41st birthday in a different way on Thursday. He invited about 50 people to a party at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Dan O’Meara Center. They toured the facility, where the non-profit organization processes donations, offers services to the homeless and feeds about 350 people nightly in the family dining roo. The visit resulted in a “very generous show of financial support,” spokeswoman Aimee Dobson said, “to say nothing of potential future support.”
Rebecca Even, the birthday boy’s wife, said her family had visited the central Phoenix facility just two weeks earlier.” We were so amazed by the scope and magnitude of their work that we wanted to share the experience,” she said. “Our guests were all struck with the dignity and humanity with which clients are treated.
“It went great,” John Said. “Everybodies reaction was incredible.” “No one knew they did so much, and they were really touched by the experience.”