Portland, OR. Morrison Child & Family Services hosted its 4th Annual Silver Linings Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. More than 240 friends of Morrison came together to donate $110,000 in support of Morrison’s groundbreaking programs to treat children and families coping with the effects of adversity and trauma. The adult children of the founder of the center, Carl Morrison, were on hand for the benefit: Anne Morrison McCarthy and James Morrison, MD. Matching donations were made by Al and Nancy Jubitz and PCC Structurals. Former Oregon governor, Barbara Roberts, gave the keynote address on March 15th. Roberts served as governor from 1991-1995 and has spent much of her personal and professional life advocating for women and children. Her address focused on the importance of supporting youth in need within our community. (Photo credit, Tom Cook)

Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts speaking about how supporting our youth supports our future.

Morrison’s CEO, Drew Henrie-McWilliams, displays a photo of founder Carl Morrison, while emcee Linda Cohen looks on.

Luncheon guests included Jane Holbrook, former Morrison Board Chair; Mark Fovinci, Morrison Board Chair; Steve Watts, Senior Vice President at Pacific Continental Bank, and Ulrike DeVoto.

PCC Structurals was honored with Morrison’s Goldman Award for the company’s 21 years and almost half a million dollars of support for Morrison programs through event sponsorship. The Goldman Award is given in memory of Muriel and Marvin Goldman for their lifetime commitment to improving the lives of children in Oregon.

Morrison’s newest video, featuring our Community Based Services in our Outpatient program, also premiered at the luncheon. Here’s a look:

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