Portland, May 13th, 2014. Morrison Child and Family Services hosted the first annual Silver Linings Luncheon at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in downtown Portland. More than 260 friends of Morrison, including David J. Schleich, President of the National College of Natural Medicine; Charlene Zidell, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications, Zidell Companies; Thomas Slick, CFO Morrison Child and Family Services, came together to donate over $110,000 in support of Morrison’s groundbreaking programs to treat children and families coping with the effects of adversity and trauma. (photo credit, John Utz/UtzCreative)

Jane Holbrook, Morrison Board Chair Elect; Dr. M. Sami Khawaja, Executive Consultant with the Cadmus Group; and Drew McWilliams, CEO Morrison Child and Family Services

Jane Holbrook, Morrison Board Chair Elect; Dr. M. Sami Khawaja, Executive Consultant with the Cadmus Group; and Drew McWilliams, CEO Morrison Child and Family Services

Multnomah County Chair candidate Jim Francesconi and David Thompson, Morrison Board Director and Vice President, Membership & Small Business General Counsel with the Portland Business Alliance

 Jim Francesconi and David Thompson, Morrison Board Director and Vice President, Membership & Small Business General Counsel with the Portland Business Alliance

Event keynote speaker Dick Withnell, child welfare advocate and philanthropist and Leslie Brock, Director of Development Morrison Child and Family Services

Event keynote speaker Dick Withnell, child welfare advocate and philanthropist and Leslie Brock, Director of Development Morrison Child and Family Services

Will Rasmussen, Miller Nash LLP and Morrison Board Member; Rep. Margaret Doherty, HD 35; Jason Busch, Oregon Wave Energy Trust

Will Rasmussen, Miller Nash LLP and Morrison Board Member; Rep. Margaret Doherty, HD 35; Jason Busch, Oregon Wave Energy Trust

The keynote address was given by child welfare advocate, local business owner, and philanthropist Dick Withnell. The Cadmus Group was honored with Morrison’s Goldman Award for their ongoing support of Morrison and stellar community leadership. The Goldman Award is given in memory of Muriel Goldman who was a leading children’s advocate for more than four decades and served on Morrison Child and Family Services’ Board of Directors for two six-year terms, twice as board chair.

Blythe Dolores Pavlik, Morrison Child and Family Services; Isaiah Holt, TEDxPortland Speaker; and Karin Baggett, Morrison Child and Family Services

Blythe Dolores Pavlik, Morrison Child and Family Services; Isaiah Holt, TEDxPortland Speaker; and Karin Baggett, Morrison Child and Family Services 

Eddie LaBerge, Turner Construction; Dan Occhipinti, Pacific Seafood; and Rep. Tobias Read, HD 27

Eddie LaBerge, Turner Construction; Dan Occhipinti, Pacific Seafood; and Rep. Tobias Read, HD 27

Carol Warneke, Lisa Faust and Tamisha Dunn from Pacific Continental Bank

Carol Warneke, Lisa Faust and Tamisha Dunn from Pacific Continental Bank

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Since 1947, Morrison Child and Family Services has delivered specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with abuse, neglect, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, criminality, and other harmful stress factors. Morrison’s Silver Linings Luncheon is a unique opportunity for business and community leaders to learn more about the positive and necessary impact Morrison has on our community. This event is much more than a fundraiser; it is an opportunity for guests to create stronger alliances with companies, business people and community leaders dedicated to restoring childhood, rebuilding families, and renewing hope.

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