Pot of Gold Luncheon will benefit Rainbow Days and their commitment to helping children and youth facing adversity in our community. This inspirational event will feature best-selling author, Liz Murray as keynote speaker. We anticipate over 1,000 guests, including local attorneys, business professionals and community members, to be in attendance, with a goal of raising $250,000 to benefit the programs of Rainbow Days.
Liz Murray is a well-known author, speaker and is the recipient of the White House “Project’s Role Model Award” and Oprah Winfrey’s first ever “Chutzpah Award.” Liz Murray’s life is a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters to survive, Murray was homeless at age 15 and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility. With sincerity, maturity, and graciousness, Murray takes audiences along on her personal journey from street smarts to classroom triumphs, instantly becoming an inspiration. The subject of Lifetime Television's Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray completed her degree at Harvard in 2009. Her memoir, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, was a tremendous success, making the New York Times' best-seller list within a week of its release, and has been published in twelve countries and in eight languages.
ASC and Rainbow Days are delighted to present a special “Friend of the Community Award” to PwC, long-time partner and friend to both organizations. PwC employees have served as active members, supporters and advocates for ASC and Rainbow Days. This year, PwC has generously donated their printing services for the luncheon. We are delighted to recognize PwC for their outstanding partnership through the 2018 ASC Friend of the Community Award.
Honorary Chair: Jessica Thorne
ASC Lead Chair: Beth Bedell - Texas Instruments
ASC Co-Chair: Jessica O’Neill - Markel Corporation
Committee Co-Chairs: Celeste Flippen - Counsel on Call, Angela Maverick - Andrews & Barth, Amber Reece – Figari & Davenport
The mission of Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) is to bring together women lawyers who collectively utilize their resources and talents to support local nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit women, children or families. Each year, ASC presents fundraising events that support its selected beneficiary, culminating in the annual ASC Luncheon. ASC’s annual beneficiary receives not only all of the money raised by its events but also enjoys increased public awareness of its services.
Rainbow Days is excited to be ASC’s 2017-2018 Beneficiary. Rainbow Days is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Founded by current CEO Cathey Brown, Rainbow Days has served more than 2110,000 children in the Dallas area and trained over 47,000 adults nationwide. Through support groups, classroom-based education programs and other special services, Rainbow Days positively impacts over 11,000 children and youth living in adversity each year. Rainbow Days is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and as a 501 c (3) organization, receives the majority of its funding from private contributions, including individuals, foundations, corporations and the United Way.