Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Family Defense Center Fourth Annual Benefit

Fourth Annual Benefit
Honoring 2012 Family Defender, Karl Dennis
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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 Picture Karl 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
Silent auction
5:00-6:00 P.M.
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"
6:00-6:15 P.M.
Live Auction and Program Conclusion
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Dessert and Silent Auction

Family Defense Center Board of Directors
Michael A. O’Connor, President
Louis Fogel, Treasurer
TiShaunda McPherson, Secretary
Patricia Jones Blessman
Michael Brody
Stephanie Crockett-McLean
Scott Kramer
Jonni Miklos
Helene Snyder
Michael Weaver

Benefit Host and Planning Committee
Prof. Douglas Baird
Dr. William and Donna Barrows
Julie A. Bauer
Barbara Bazron
Dr. Lenore Behar
Brigitte Schmitt Bell
Mary Kelly Broderick
Ira Burnim
Lourdes Ceballos
Terry Cross
Olivia DelGiudice
Kathy Dennis
Patti Derr
Dr. Barbara Friesen
Sybil Goldman
Toni Hoy
Judy Katz-Leavy
David J. Lansner
Elizabeth Lewis
Dr. Ira Lourie
Meg McDonald
Christine M. Naper
Dee Ann Ryan
Steve Scott
Sue Smith
Laura and Brian Timmel
Joanna Wade
Brooke Whitted
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Tel: (312) 251-9800 x. 10
Fax: (312)251-9801
Email: events@familydefensecenter.org

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