Family Resources Announces Awards Dinner to be held on April 17, 2013

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Dinner Features Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison

Family Resources dreams of a world where children are safe and healthy. Each year, the social service agency honors individuals and organizations that share this vision.

Honoring those who have supported child abuse prevention efforts in this region, Family Resources will host their 18th annual awards dinner at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on April 17, 2013. There will be a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the awards program.  Honorary co-chairpersons are Peggy Finnegan, Sally Wiggin and Andrew Stockey. Event chairs are Victoria and Steven Clites and the Host committee chairs are Betty and Larry Rich.

This year’s dinner will feature a special appearance by Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison whose undeniably impressive career was also touched by incredible personal struggles as a child who suffered abuse. Made possible by a grant from Highmark, Kayla will be there to share her truly inspiring story.

In addition, the following outstanding people and organizations will be honored for their work to prevent child abuse and heal its victims.

Joni Schwager, Executive Director, Staunton Farm Foundation
Blue Ribbon Award

Phil Gulley
Quiet Champion Award

Community Service Awards will also be given to a CYF and Family Resources’ staff person.

Family Resources Executive Director Shauna Spencer states: “These remarkable people and organizations, setting aside the ordinary constraints to be pragmatic, strive to do the extraordinary to prevent child abuse and promote the welfare of children and families. These awards provide an opportunity for a grateful community to appreciate their efforts.”

The mission of Family Resources is to prevent and treat child abuse by strengthening families and neighborhoods. A United Way member agency, Family Resources is the largest private nonprofit in this region focused on child abuse prevention.

For more information on Family Resources contact Rebecca Hebert at 412-363-1702 x1015 or  [email protected].