Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Celebrating Mothers Brunch!
Now in its 14th year, the Celebrating Mothers Brunch is Maternity Care Coalition’s pillar event, a festive and inspiring morning featuring a delicious brunch, auctions, a wine rack and so much more. The highlight of the event is the presentation of the Spirit of Motherhood Award to individuals and/or organizations working to promote maternal and child health in unique and extraordinary ways.
This year’s recipient, Dorothy Johnson-Speight, embodies this award through her critical work through her organization, Mothers in Charge. Following the tragic murder of her son Khaaliq Jabbar Johnson in 2001 over a parking space dispute, Mrs. Johnson-Speight along with other grieving mothers founded the non-profit organization Mothers In Charge, Inc., (MIC). Based in Philadelphia, MIC is a grassroots organization whose mission is violence prevention through education. MIC engages in proactive intervention with children, young adults, families and community organizations. The organization’s mission is realized through collaborative partnerships with the school districts, youth and faith-based and community organizations, and government agencies, while providing grief support to families affected by violence. Dorothy’s vision and leadership has inspired others who have been affected by grief and loss.
Last year’s Celebrating Mothers Brunch was certainly a memorable morning. We are overjoyed that we were able to raise over $139,000! We could not have done it without the support our community, our wonderful emcee, Tamala Edwards, 6ABC’s Morning News Anchor, the Celebrating Mothers Committee, The Logan Hotel and all of our sponsors who helped make this event successful.