be a part of the conversation spring brunch fundraiser annual event sunday may 19 2024
the farmhouse at people's light Malvern Pennsylvania

special thanks

venue details

meet our sponsors

contribute an auction item

special thanks

venue details

meet our sponsors

contribute an auction item

contribute an auction item

What would we do without you?

Be a Part of the Conversation is all about community, and that means you! Your interest in raising awareness about substance use and addiction, and reducing associated stigma, is the reason we’ve been creating programs and services since 2011.

Our annual Spring Brunch is the perfect occasion to celebrate with friends and colleagues, and show your love for our vital programs and services. Please join us at the brunch, and consider becoming an Event Sponsor. You can order tickets or sponsorship online, or print a form to mail in your order.

I hope to see you on May 19!

Kim Porter CFRS

Kim Porter, CFRS  |  Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation

Speakers & Honorees

Master of Ceremonies:  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 will honor individuals who have bridged gaps in prevention, treatment and recovery.

Our 2024 Honorees will be announced soon!

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.

Event Venue

The Farmhouse at People’s Light

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Need help finding us?
Call Lisa Mackell: 610-220-8862‬

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We are grateful for any donations that will help us continue to grow the Conversation. You can make a donation online by clicking the button to the right, or you can mail a check made payable to Be a Part of the Conversation and send it to 16 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 101, Ardmore, PA 19003.

Ample parking is available on the property.

If you need special assistance, please contact Kim Porter at or 215-416-5604.

The brunch venue has ample indoor space, so there is no need for a rain date.

Program 🌸 Highlights

11:30 am

guests arrive  •  silent auction  •  socializing and networking  •  light refreshments

12:45 pm

auction closes  •  guests take their seats at tables of 10 in the ballroom  •  brunch is served

performances  •  speakers  •  honorees recognized

2:00 pm

program ends  •  auction items retrieved at exit

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

Valley Creek Productions

📸 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