Summer 2016 - Impact Report:
Presenting Sponsor group pic
Pictured (L-R):  Kenn Webb, Partner at Thompson & Knight and Board President of The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Debbie Meripolski, Executive Director of The Council; Mark Sloan, Managing Partner at Thompson & Knight
Presenting Sponsor of the Power of Prevention Luncheon
Thompson & Knight Foundation

The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse is privileged to announce the Thompson & Knight Foundation as presenting sponsor of this year's Power of Prevention Luncheon. 

Thompson & Knight supports, participates in, and is dedicated to many charitable and nonprofit organizations in the communities they serve and beyond. Through the Thompson & Knight Foundation, formed more than 20 years ago, they lend financial support each year to hundreds of civic and charitable organizations promoting diversity, the arts, education, the elderly, health care, youth mentoring, and other similarly focused programs. They also encourage their employees to lead balanced lives through public involvement, pro bono work, and charitable giving. By educating their attorneys and staff about the organizations with whom they partner, the firm maintains active involvement in many community initiatives. 

Please join the Council as we thank Thompson & Knight Foundation for its generosity in supporting our efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of alcohol and drug abuse. Together we create and implement solutions for the #1 preventable health problem in America - substance abuse. 
Event Details

October 19, 2016
Time: Silent Auction:  11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Luncheon:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Emcee: Scott Murray

Shari Nelson, Event Chair

Lauren Arthur, Lauren Binkley, Sylvia Hubbard, Betsy Jessiman, Susan McCollum, Susan McEvoy, Diane McKenna, Linda Smith, and Laura Allis Vesely

Click here for additional event information and to learn more about the Council. 
Featured Speaker:  Sarah Hepola
Author of  New York Times Bestseller
Blackout:  Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Sarah Hepola has written many stories about drinking and eating too much. Her essays on culture have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Elle, The New Republic, Glamour, The Guardian, Slate, The Morning News, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor. Her past jobs include:  travel columnist, music editor, film critic, sex blogger, and for about 15 seconds in the late '90s, she taught high school English. She lives in East Dallas, where she enjoys playing her guitar poorly and listening to the "Xanadu" soundtrack. Blackout (Grand Central) is her first book. 
Honorary Chair:   Marie Reyes

Marie Reyes is the founder of SkinSpaMED, a skincare clinic and medical spa located in North Dallas. Marie is an entrepreneur, a mom, a self-professed beauty addict, and a friend of the Council. She is a generous inkind donor to the Power of Prevention Silent Auction
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