Portland, May 20th, 2015. Morrison Child & Family Services hosted their 2nd Annual Silver Linings Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. More than 260 friends of Morrison, including Molly Kohnstamm, Former Morrison Board Member; Jane Holbrook, Morrison Board Chair; Amy Dickerson, Former Morrison Board Member, came together to donate nearly $100,000 in support of Morrison’s groundbreaking programs to treat children and families coping with the effects of adversity and trauma. Matching donations were made by Al & Nancy Jubitz and Arlene Schnitzer. (photo credit, Elijah Hoffman)

Alan Vandehey, Morrison Board Member; Todd Caldwell, Vice President-Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; Thomas Slick, CFO Morrison Child & Family Services

Alan Vandehey, Morrison Board Member; Todd Caldwell, Vice President-Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; Thomas Slick, CFO Morrison Child & Family Services

Michael Thomas, Sanctuary consultant for Morrison Child & Family Services, and Al Jubitz, Morrison Board of Director Emeritus, sharing notes before the Luncheon

Michael Thomas, Sanctuary consultant for Morrison Child & Family Services, and Al Jubitz, Morrison Board of Director Emeritus, sharing notes before the Luncheon

The keynote address was given by faculty member, national trainer and curriculum contributor for the Sanctuary Institute, Michael Thomas. The Zidell Companies were honored with Morrison’s Goldman Award for their stellar community leadership in helping our underserved children. The Goldman Award is given in memory of Muriel and Marvin Goldman for their lifetime commitment to improving the lives of children in Oregon.

Charlene Zidell, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications, Zidell Companies accepts the Goldman Award on behalf of Zidell Companies; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO Morrison Child & Family Services presents the award.

Charlene Zidell, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications, Zidell Companies accepts the Goldman Award on behalf of Zidell Companies; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO Morrison Child & Family Services presents the award.

Kinsey Wright, Development Director, Morrison Child and Family Services; Timothy Phipps, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Alicia Knox, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Linda May Wacker, Program Director, Morrison Child & Family Services; NeCola Henderson, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services

Kinsey Wright, Development Director, Morrison Child and Family Services; Timothy Phipps, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Alicia Knox, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Linda May Wacker, Program Director, Morrison Child & Family Services; NeCola Henderson, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services

Morrison’s newest video, featuring their Parents Anonymous® of Oregon and Parent Mentor program, also premiered at the luncheon. To watch the video, visit Morrison’s YouTube Channel.

Since 1947, Morrison Child & 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.

To learn more, visit www.morrisonkids.org.

 

 

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