Joe Ehrmann of Coach for America is the guest speaker. The former Baltimore Colts football player, turned pastor, now specializes in empowering men and women to be their very best – personally, professionally and relationally. He will speak about how to prevent boys from becoming bullies and batterers. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Journal on Violence and Victims says that productivity losses associated with injuries and death due to domestic violence are estimated at more than $1.8 billion dollars annually. The Family Place wants to expand awareness that domestic violence is not a women’s issues but a community issue and that it makes business sense for corporations to get involved in the fight against domestic violence.
The Family Place will honor three Trailblazers at the luncheon.
Nancy Lieberman will receive the Texas Trailblazer Award, which recognizes a local woman who has accomplished a “first” and opened doors of opportunities for other women, despite obstacles. This fall, Nancy Lieberman, a Basketball Hall of Famer, will be the first woman to be head coach for an NBA or NBA D-League when she begins coaching the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks farm team.
Charlie McKinney will be honored with the Man of Influence Award, that recognizes a North Texan who leads by example to make domestic violence a “community issue” rather than a “women’s issue. McKinney is the Chairman of the Heroes Foundation that gives impoverished children connections to a better life through sporting, educational and cultural opportunities.
Hitachi Consulting will receive The Family Place Advocacy Award. The award recognizes an organization that has played a vital role to stop the suffering of victims of family violence. During the past four years, Hitachi has raised more than $300,000 through FORE! The Family Place Golf Tournament & Party that it spearheaded and organized.
Nancy C. Rogers is the Honorary Chair. Janet Nylund and Angela Nash are the event chairs. For luncheon ticket and sponsorship information visit www.familyplace.org and click on special events or call 214.443.7766.
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The Family Place is the Dallas area’s leading organization delivering proven programs that address emotional and physical abuse and incest. It provides free comprehensive services that support vicims of domestic violence.