October Newsletter
Hello Compass Center friends,

We hope you're doing well.

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In this newsletter, you'll read about several DVAM events and other activities that are new for this month, including:
  • Information on our participation in the Purple Purse Challenge, as well as our kick-off party. 
  • Your official invitation to "Passion for Purple," a new cocktail benefit in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • A message from our community partner, PNC.
  • A calendar of events in Orange County for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Information on upcoming career workshops.

Please support us in our fundraising for the Purple Purse challenge and look into events that other organizations have planned in recognition of DVAM. 

 Warm regards,

 Cordelia Heaney
 Executive Director
 Compass Center for Women and Families

Purple Purse Challenge
We have a chance to win money for domestic violence services! Can you help?

This month Compass Center is competing in the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge to raise money for and awareness about domestic violence.

Through the competition we can win prizes, including a chance at the $100,000 grand prize.

Every donation counts! To donate visit our campaign page:

Purple Purse Kick-Off Party

Join us for the Purple Purse Kick-Off Party this Thursday at Blue Dogwood Public Market and the Purple Bowl on Thursday, Oct. 4.  Five percent of sales benefit Compass Center as we compete to win money for domestic violence services as part of the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge. All vendors are participating!

Passion for Purple

Join Compass Center in honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month with our fundraiser, Passion for Purple!

Presented by Ellis Family Law, Passion for Purple is a cocktail benefit that will take place October 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the NC Botanical Gardens. 

Each ticket is tax-deductible and includes one drink and heavy appetizers. 

To purchase your ticket please visit out secure ticketing site here. Tickets are on sale now through October 15. No tickets will be sold at the door.

PNC - Why I Give
As a Main Street bank, we take pride in how we relate to and serve our employees, customers and communities and are committed to making business decisions that positively impact our stakeholders. We support the communities where we conduct business through job creation, local infrastructure, small business loans, financial education and sponsorships. These financial services, along with our philanthropic giving and volunteerism, create a series of benefits that strengthen communities.

Our Community Development Banking team specifically works to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and businesses in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods through affordable housing, community development lending, economic development, financial education and customized financial solutions. We also assist groups working with government agencies and help locate other sources for technical, financial or investment support.

Hunter Marshall, who is a member of the board, said, "I joined the Board of Compass Center simply because I love what we do for people and how we are trying to help them. We work to not only help individuals out of immediately difficult situations of abuse/control, but equally into successful, stable lives through counseling, support, financial planning, and career counseling. We strive to help not only the obvious, but also the underlying needs as well."

PNC is one of the corporate sponsors of Passion for Purple Presented by Ellis Family Law.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Below are some educational events and fundraisers in honor of this month hosted by Compass Center as well as community groups. 

New Career Workshops

Board of Directors: 
Gillian Hare, Chair; Amy Blanchard ,  Vice Chair;  Briggs Wesche , Treasurer;  Halley Kueffer,  Secretary; Ilouise Bradford; Pegi Brady; Jeannie Denuo; Betsi Harris; Modesta Hurd; Heather Hutchins; Patrick Phelan; Linda Sanders; Liz Skiba; Jane Summers-Kelly; Mary Tanner

Henderson Street House Foundation:
Mimi Fountain; Joan Gillings; Margie Haber; Jay Miller; Sara Morgan 
 210 Henderson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | 919.968.4610 | www.compassctr.org
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour hotline: 919.929.7122