ECM's Awards Reception Gets High Marks

And the winner is…

…first and foremost, ECM and its work on behalf of kids.  Old and new friends gathering at a lovely venue surrounded by evocative photos of children and honoring two long-time children’s champions—what could be better!

Attended by more than 130 people from all walks of life with a passionate desire to help children, the Awards Reception and Colors of Life Photography exhibit was successful in drawing attention to the needs of kids.  Guests were surrounded by images of and references to children with the incredibly versatile display of 30 photos  chosen from an international competition run by Colors of Life and with ECM’s banners of past U.S. Presidents who helped children. And of course the renowned honorees, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and former Senator Chris Dodd, spoke about the plight of many American children and the solutions we can bring to this ever-growing dilemma.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, we invite you to watch a slide show of the event. You can also receive a souvenir of the evening—a five note card set of the winning photo entries—and support ECM’s work on behalf of children by donating $25 or more. The photos tell a poignant story.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who made this event a winner – our event Chair Tom Allen, the honorees, the Awards presenters, CNN Newsroom Anchor Brooke Baldwin, the House of Sweden, Amalia Pizzardi and the Colors of Life photographers, ECM Board Chair Dr. Nicole Lang, all the guests who attended and contributed, and our very generous Sponsors and Corporate Contributors.  Please take a moment to learn who they are.

The evening was filled with laughter, applause, and the often repeated question, “What can I do to help?”  Among the many things you can do is learn more about ECM and make a donation to further our work to increase federal investments in children. This investment has dropped precipitously in recent decades. We need to close that gap! And whenever you have a moment, write to your local, state, and federal lawmakers expressing your desire that we do more for our nation’s children, send letters to newspapers, friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and ask the candidates for President what they plan to do to help America’s kids. 

We’d also like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors:

Guardians
The Casey Family Foundation

Defenders
Kristin Cabral

Advocates
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Michael, Irena and Nicholas Medevoy
National Center for Child Death Review
Ron and Paula Seward

and our Corporate Contributiors:

Georgetown Cupcake
Tiffany & Co.
The W Hotel, Washington, DC