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
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.
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.
Portland, September 20th, 2014. Friends of William Temple House gathered for the 11th annual Lifting SpiritsBenefit Dinner & Auction to support mental health counseling and emergency social services programs of William Temple House. The benefit at the Oregon Zoo raised $96,000 and drew 153 guests.
Volunteer of the Year, Lea Spacirova and her husband Jorge Torales
Development Director, Sally Oakes and Board President, John Chandler
Geoff Norcross, Morning Edition Host, OPB Radio
Since 1965 William Temple House has been providing low-cost/no-cost mental health counseling and emergency social services such as food, rent, utilities and transportation assistance to individuals, couples and families. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. We have over 11,000 client visits each year.
The Band was Duthie & Company – David Duthie, Dave Evans and Dave Johnson and sponsors included: Anderson Bros., Inc.; McGee Wealth Management; O’Donnell Clark & Crew. The Master of Ceremonieswas Geoff Norcross, Morning Edition Host, OPB Radio and the auctioneer was Chris Sheik.
Board President, John Chandler “Our annual event isn’t just about raising operating revenue. It’s about celebrating our successes with the friends of William Temple House and getting to know those friends better.”
Director of Development, Sally Oakes “My favorite part of having an event is connecting with those who support William Temple House and share the enthusiasm for the organization. It’s so meaningful to personally meet those who help William Temple House achieve its mission.”
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