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White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to Host 'Compassion in Action' Roundtable on Strengthening Healthy Families

White House Compassion in Action Roundtable

"Faith-Based and Community Strategies to Promote Healthy Families"

 

Contact: Rebecca Neale, The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, 202-456-7348

 

WASHINGTON, April 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 15, 2008, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) will convene a Compassion in Action Roundtable entitled, “Faith-Based and Community Strategies to Promote Healthy Families.”  Hosted by OFBCI Director Jay Hein, the Roundtable will explore innovative policies and Federal partnerships with faith-based and other community programs that strengthen American marriages and families.  

 

A complete Compassion in Action Roundtable agenda is attached.

 

 

WHERE:       The White House

Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB)

Room 350

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, April 15, 2008

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Members of the press should arrive at the Northwest Appointment Gate by 2:00 p.m. EDT to ensure entry.

 

NOTE:           Members of the press who do not have a White House press credential must fax his or her name (as it appears on his or her driver's license), Social Security number and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-7019 no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008.  For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please call (202) 456-7348. 

 

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Faith-Based and Community Strategies to Promote Healthy Families

 

April 15, 2008            2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

2:30 – 2:40      Welcome

Jay F. Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director,

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

 

2:40 – 2:50      National Efforts

                        Wade Horn, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

 

2:50 – 3:20      Research

Panelist: Margaret "Maggie" Gallagher, President, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

Panelist: David Blankenhorn, Founder and President, Institute for American Values

Panelist: Benjamin "Ben" Scafidi, Director of Education Policy Center, Georgia College and State University

Panelist: Ron Haskins, Co-Director, The Brookings Center on Children and Families

 

3:20 – 3:50      Community Driven Strategies to Strengthen Families

                        Moderator: Joyce Thomas, Regional Administrator, Region 5

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Panelist: Julie Baumgardner, President and Executive Director, First Things First

Panelist: Lisa Cummins, President and Founder, Urban Strategies

Panelist: Francesca Adler-Baeder, Director of Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Auburn University: Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative

Panelist: Melody Boone, Executive Administrator, Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition

Panelist: Carolyn Curtis, Founder and Executive Director, Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project

 

3:50 – 4:20      Philanthropist Roundtable

            Moderator: Randy Hicks, President, Georgia Family Council

 

                        Panelist: Donald "Bubba" Cathy, Administrator, WinShape Foundation

                        Panelist: Tom McCallie, Senior Vice President, The Maclellan Foundation

                        Panelist: Charles "Chuck" Stetson, Chairman, Essentials in Education

 

4:20– 4:25       President's Volunteer Service Award Spotlight

S. Truett Cathy, Founder and Chairman, Chick-fil-A, Inc.; Founder, WinShape Foundation

 

4:25 - 4:30      Closing Remarks

Jay F. Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives