Posted by Peggy Kaufman
The 2011 Women's Breakfast raised more than $151,000 for the Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS), ensuring that these programs will continue to be available for all new mothers and their babies who turn to us for help each day.
The room at Elm Bank in Wellesley was filled to capacity with many familiar faces who brought new friends to learn about CERS. Through the generosity of our sponsors, ticketed guests, and donations, we exceeded our original fundraising goal before the day began. Our Call to Action donation envelopes raised more than $17,500 - with 121 guests participating.
We were so lucky to have a beautiful morning that allowed guests the chance to mingle in the sunshine before enjoying the breakfast program. Each speaker was moving and compelling. Patty Ribakoff concluded the program with a heartfelt tribute to Todd Shapiro, the 2011 CERS Leadership Award recipient. We are so grateful to everyone who made this day so special and successful.
Together with our 2011 Women's Breakfast Chair, Patty Ribakoff, all of us at JF&CS thank you for supporting our work!
Peggy H. Kaufman, MEd, LICSW is the founding director of the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support. With a background in perinatal emotional health and the growth and development of parents, her interests include the earliest relationships. Ms. Kaufman is the recipient of multiple awards for her groundbreaking programs and her commitment to increase awareness of postpartum depression and maternal mental health.