Wednesday, February 9, 2011
SafeHaven of Tarrant County to host third annual Legacy of Men Breakfast
David Russell will be honored with the Legacy of Men award.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County will honor Verizon Communications’ Regional Vice President for External Affairs David Russell at the third Legacy of Men Breakfast.
Russell’s activism and advocacy for victims of domestic violence establishes a positive example for corporate America. In 2010, he ensured the investment of $300,000 through the Foundation to fund agencies that work to end domestic violence. David serves as a public spokesperson for the Verizon Foundation regarding domestic violence. Recently, he traveled the country introducing Verizon’s documentary “Telling Amy’s Story” which chronicles the journey of a Verizon employee who was eventually killed by her abusive husband. David’s voice makes a difference as he boldly holds men and corporations accountable for speaking out about domestic violence.
Previous winners included Dallas Cowboy and SCORE Foundation founder Jason Witten and Mike Stone, former president of the Texas Rangers and devoted and active supporter of ending violence against women and children since the late 1970s.
This year’s event is March 7 at 8 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth. The breakfast is meant to engage and mobilize men to take a stand against domestic violence. This year’s chair is Hal Brown, publisher of Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.
“Violence against women is an epidemic,” Brown said. “SafeHaven sheltered 2,338 women and children fleeing abuse in their homes in 2010. As a leader in Fort Worth, I feel a responsibility to help end this. The Legacy of Men Breakfast aims to mobilize the city’s male leaders, coaches, businessmen and others in this fight to end domestic violence.”
The event will feature a keynote panel that includes Bob Lilly, “Mr. Cowboy” and eleven-time Pro Bowler and first ever Dallas Cowboy’s Draft Choice; Gary Patterson, 2010 undefeated TCU Horned Frogs and Rose Bowl Championship coach; and Tim Buchanan, 2010 undefeated Aledo Bearcats State Football Championship coach. They will discuss leadership, respect for women, and other timely issues relating to domestic violence. Scott Murray will emcee.
Reservations are $100 and host tables are $1,000. VIP tickets, which include a reception with the panelists after the breakfast, are $150. VIP tables are $1,500. To reserve your spot, contact Valerie Salter at 817-546-6040, ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship, contact Reece Small at 817-535-6462, ext. 105 or email@example.com. For more information about SafeHaven, visit www.safehaventc.org.
Source: SafeHaven of Tarrant County
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