Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Noon - 1:00 pm (Pre-luncheon activities 11:15 am)
Columbus Convention Center - Short North Ballroom

The Portraits of Recovery Luncheon is one of the most inspirational and uplifting events of the year and this year will be no exception! More than 350 business and community leaders turn out for this annual fundraiser which provides critical funding for a wide range of treatment and recovery services for women who are struggling with addiction, mental health issues and trauma. Please join us - your support will have a direct impact on women and their families as they work toward lifelong recovery and economic independence.

2019 Purple Heart Award recipient

Recipients of the Purple Heart Award embody service, sacrifice and commitment to ensuring the lives that Amethyst serves have access to hope, health, and recovery.

L Brands Foundation

Purple Heart Award recipients 2019

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Purple Heart Award will be presented to the L Brands Foundation in recognition of their longstanding commitment to supporting community programs that focus on the health and empowerment of women and the nurturing and mentoring of children. They continue to prove their exceptional commitment to our community through their work with the YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, to name and few and, of course, the Amethyst Program. Their dedication to our women and children is demonstrated not only through their generous financial support, but also through their longstanding leadership and volunteer service to the Amethyst Board and now to the Alvis Board of Trustees. Their persistent efforts have allowed thousands of women to achieve sobriety and live a life of meaning and purpose. Because of this, it is our great honor and privilege to recognize L Brands Foundation and celebrate their steadfast support of the Amethyst Program.

Previous Purple Heart Award winners:

2018    Rita and David Cohen
2017    State Auto Insurance Companies
2016    Jane Grote, Tanny Crane, and Community Christian Church North youth group
2015    Zonta Club of Columbus, Erny Carmen and Kelly Ludwin Rish
2014    Founding Mothers of Amethyst: Catherine Wood, Marta Zanetis, Sally Bulford, Jean Daubenmier, Joanne Wagenbrenner, Ginny O'Keeffe, and Annie Upper
2013    Holly Herschede
2012    The Honorable Paul Herbert
2011    Kelly Borth of Greencrest
2010    Cardinal Health
2009    Eileen Bainter of Fifth Third Private Bank
2008    Zonta Club of Columbus, Columbus Rotary, and Rita Price
2007    Michael Fergang of Grange Insurance and Mary Oleksiuk of LBrands
2005    United Parcel Service, The Honorable Cynthia Lazarus, and Karen Fields
2004    Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Annie Gaunt, and Angela Larviere