2017 Pathways Luncheon

Service, Peace Are Inspirations for 5th Annual Pathways Luncheon

Cindy Tierney, Pat Bourne, Gene Klein, Annie Bird, Mark Draper, Elizebeth Murphy, Tom Richards, Kristi Gibbs, Andy Rikli, Grant Story, Greg London, Ron Volkmer

“We are fortunate to live in a community with so many talented, caring people! We were delighted to honor Gene Klein, Executive Director at Project Harmony, and Grant Story, mediator, minister and therapist, during our Annual Pathways Award Luncheon. This event allowed us to publicly recognize members in our community who share our values of peaceful conflict resolution, open communication and bringing communities together, as well as the opportunity to educate our event guests about Concord Mediation Center’s many beneficial programs and services,” said Concord Mediation Center Executive Director Cindy Tierney.

Another event highlight was the art display created by Blackburn Alternative Project Art Teacher Hilary George’s students. The students were tasked with reflecting upon what peace means to them, then bringing that vision to life.

Charitable sponsors and caring friends are an integral part of any successful event, and several local organizations, individuals and families demonstrated their support to help make this year’s Pathways Award Luncheon a success!

Luncheon sponsors included:

Additional support was provided by Schirber & Wagner, LLP; OPPD and emspace. Serese Cole, morning news anchor for WOWT Channel 6, served as the emcee.

Because of generous financial support, the awareness and money raised from this event will help us achieve our mission of “creating pathways of constructive dialogue and conflict resolution through consensus building activities of mediation, facilitation and education.” Most importantly, contributions will help offset our costs so all people in our community can access our services.

It’s not too late to show your support for Concord Mediation Center. Go to our secure online donation page today. Thank you in advance for your donation!

(All photos courtesy of Abe Jackson.)