Morrison Child and Family Services Celebrates 70 Years of Service at Annual Silver Linings Luncheon

Morrison Child and Family Services Celebrates 70 Years of Service at Annual Silver Linings Luncheon

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

Morrison Center Dedicates Peace Pole

Morrison Center Dedicates Peace Pole

Portland, OR. Morrison Child and Family Services staff and community members assembled to dedicate a peace pole to promote peace throughout their communities and the world. The pole is located at Morrison’s Sandy Boulevard location and the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” is displayed in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, American Sign Language, Russian, and Somali. The peace pole was provided by The Rotary Club of Portland and the Jubitz Family Foundation. Leslie Brunker, Chair of the Rotary Peace Builders Committee and Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services, did the unveiling honors. (Photo credit, Deanna Kavanaugh)

Leslie Brunker, Chair of the Rotary Peace Builders Committee; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services; Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation

Leslie Brunker, Chair of the Rotary Peace Builders Committee; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services and Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation addressed the crowd.

“Peace poles remind us of the innate human longing to live in a world that is safe and free from violence and trauma,” said Drew Henrie-McWilliams, Morrison’s Chief Executive Officer, who presided over the May 20th event. “Peace is as simple and subtle as how we treat ourselves. Any and every time we are hurtful…we can forgive ourselves, and others and choose to carry peace into the future.”

Leslie Brunker, Chair of the Rotary Peace Builders Committee; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services; Al Jubitz, President and Founder, Jubitz Family Foundation

Morrison staff and community members pose by the new peace pole.

From Morrison Child and Family Services:

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with adversity and trauma. We respect the complexity of human nature and human needs–we guide children and their families through difficult issues by tailoring treatment plans to address individuals’ needs and help them live productive lives.

We are unusual among nonprofits: We fund our own program evaluation department because we want to ensure the children and families we serve get the most effective, high quality support available. Using data, we review actual outcomes and modify programs accordingly. We partner with schools, neighborhoods, public agencies and families to create programs for young people, ranging from education and prevention services to outpatient counseling and residential treatment.

Since 1947 Morrison has actively worked to improve the lives of children, their families and the local community. Our programs recognize and respect cultural differences and support the growth of children to enhance their schooling and future. This results in healthier, safer communities.

A worthwhile investment? We think so.

Join us in renewing hope for children and families struggling with challenging issues. Your financial gift, material donation or volunteer hours can make all the difference.

Restoring childhood. Rebuilding families. Renewing hope.

Silver Linings Luncheon Boosts Morrison Child and Family Services

Silver Linings Luncheon Boosts Morrison Child and Family Services

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.