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)
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.
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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.