be a part of the conversation spring brunch fundraiser annual event sunday may 19 2024

Your generosity and support helped to make the
2024 Spring Brunch a very special event!

What a day!🌸

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our sponsors, Spring Brunch attendees, silent auction bidders, raffle ticket buyers, and other donors, this year’s event raised more than $110,000, our most successful fundraiser ever! 🥳

If you were not able to join us, please see the links above to view photos from this year’s Spring Brunch. A video recording of the program will be available soon.

We are grateful for your support and more motivated than ever to continue this journey with you.
Thank you again!

Kim Porter CFRS

Kim Porter, CFRS  |  Executive Director & Co-Founder, Be a Part of the Conversation

Speakers & Honorees

Emcee:  Damian Holbrook

Damian Holbrook grew up in Lansdowne, PA and after four terrifying years in an all-boys Catholics high school, attended Temple University for journalism. Upon graduating, he was hired by a national entertainment magazine, where he is currently a senior writer and columnist. He has moderated celebrity panels on both coasts, co-hosted a podcast and appeared on several TV talks shows, but he is most proud of training his Chihuahua Bud to expect treats and belly scratches around the clock. He now lives in Haverford, PA and has been sober since Nov. 2nd, 1997.

Conversation Inspiration Awards

building bridges be a part of the conversation

This year our Conversation Inspiration Awards honor individuals and organizations that have bridged gaps in prevention, treatment and recovery.



Keith Murphy

Each year, the Conversation Inspiration Award honors individuals who have been inspirational leaders in efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by substance use or addiction.

Special Thanks!

Event Planning Committee

Lisa Broida Bailey,
Committee Chair

Judy Hirsh & Maribeth McConnell, Auction Co-Chairs

Jill Adams  •  Ryan Bonner
Sue Crathern  •  Brianna DuBois
Casey Duffy  •  Katherine Fazzini
Caroline Fenkel  •   Joe Fenkel
Joe Gaudio  • 
Joi Honer
Donna Jacobsen  •  Chris King
Bob Lamb  •
Lisa Mackell
Jean McClellan  •  Katherine Mitchell
Cindy Munger  •  Kim Porter
Pam Roberts  • 
Dawn Tucker
Susan Teich  • 
Carol Veneziale

Be a Part of the Conversation Leadership

Kim Porter, CFRS
Executive Director

Judy Hirsh, JD, CFRS
Director of Community Engagement

Bob Lamb, MPH
Director of Operations & Programs

Pam Roberts
Parent Partnership Coordinator

Brianna DuBois
Communications Manager

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW
Clinical Advisor

Be a Part of the Conversation Board of Directors

Casey Duffy, President

Jill Adams, SFW
Vice President

Joe Gaudio, CPA
Dawn Tucker, MS

Lisa Broida Bailey
Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW
Joe Fenkel
Patrick Huyett, Esq.

Chris King
Lisa Mackell
Dennis Williams

Event Photography

Lisa Schaffer Photography

Event Videography

Kyle Apodaca

📸 View photos from the 2023 Spring Brunch

📸 View photos from the 2022 Spring Brunch

🎥 Watch a video from the 2020 Online Celebration

📸 View photos from the 2019 Spring Brunch

📸 View photos from the 2017 Fall Brunch

📸 View photos from the 2016 Spring Brunch