This year the
Family Defense Center is proud to honor Karl Dennis because his decades
of work embody the Center’s commitment to the welfare of children, the
inherent strength of the family, and treatment for all in accordance
with dignity, respect and justice.
When: Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Allegro (Map: 171 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601)
Event co-chairs: Ann C. Courter, Norman M. Hirsch, Joseph T. Monahan
Dennis has devoted his life to helping children through his work in the
Wraparound system, both at the individual level and as an
internationally-regarded proponent of this family and community-centered
approach to children and families. For 27 years, Karl Dennis was the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Inc. He
led the agency’s pioneering policies to place every child in a
family-like setting and to guarantee placements for the most
difficult-to-place children. Click here to read more about Karl Dennis...
Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony
4:00 -5:00 P.M.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Special Recognition Program
Michael Weaver, McDermott Will & Emery,
Individual Attorney Recognition
George Barry, retired, and Kathleen Barry, Winston & Strawn,
Father-Daughter Pro Bono Service Recognition
Slide Show: “He’s My Son” by Toni Hoy, recipient of Parent Advcoate Recognition.
The 2012 Family Defender Award Honoring Karl Dennis
Brief Address by Karl Dennis: “Focus on Families and Strengths: The Linchpin to Success in the Child Welfare and Mental Health Systems"