Portland, March 16th, 2016. Morrison Child & Family Services hosted its 3rd Annual Silver Linings Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. More than 240 friends of Morrison, including Chrissy and Donald Washburn and Jay Zidell, came together to donate $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 and Nancy Jubitz. (photo credit, Elijah Hoffman)

Al Jubitz was honored with Morrison’s Goldman Award for his outstanding 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.

Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services; Chrissy and Donald Washburn, co-founders of Giraffe Giggles

Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services; Chrissy and Donald Washburn, co-founders of Giraffe Giggles

Daniel Craig, Community Advocate; Debbie Craig, Trustee Chair, Meyer Memorial Trust; Elizabeth Vandehey, Community Advocate; Karen Richmond, Design Consultant, Neil Kelly

Daniel Craig, Community Advocate; Debbie Craig, Trustee Chair, Meyer Memorial Trust; Elizabeth Vandehey, Community Advocate; Karen Richmond, Design Consultant, Neil Kelly

Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO, Morrison Child and Family Services; Jay Zidell, President, The Zidell Companies

Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO, Morrison Child and Family Services; Jay Zidell, President, The Zidell Companies

Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation; David Thompson, Vice-President and General Counsel of Portland Business Alliance

Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation; David Thompson, Vice-President and General Counsel of Portland Business Alliance.

Artist, illustrator, and author Bruce Zick, keynote speaker for the 2016 Silver Linings Luncheon

Local artist, illustrator, and author, Bruce Zick, gave the keynote address. For more than 30 years, Zick has designed animation features for major studios and worked on such films as Inside Out, Hercules, Pocahontas, Finding Nemo, W.A.L.L.-E, and Iron Giant. His illustrated book, The Bramble, won the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.

Morrison’s newest video, featuring the organization’s Family Sexual Abuse Treatment [FSAT] program, also premiered at the luncheon.

From Morrison Child & Family Services:

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.

Next year, Silver Linings Luncheon will be held on March 15th to celebrate Morrison Child & Family Services 70th birthday.

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