Spreading the Word

New Dallas nonprofit BraveLove toasts successful ambassador campaign

New Dallas nonprofit BraveLove toasts successful ambassador campaign

BraveLove’s Founder Ellen Porter, Hostess Elisa Summers, BraveLove’s Director of Operations Laura Anderson
Ellen Porter, Elisa Summers, Laura Anderson Photo by Chet Bell
– Joel & Diana Nelson, Becky & Charlie Schwartz, brave love
Joel Nelson, Diana Nelson, Becky Schwartz, Charlie Schwartz Photo by Chet Bell
Ben Wilson, Marley & Robert Goudge, brave love
Ben Wilson, Marley Goudge, Robert Goudge Photo by Chet Bell
Dan & Anna Bryant, brave love
Dan Bryant, Anna Bryant Photo by Chet Bell
Coleman Easley, Alexandra Figari, Rhandi Bobo, Abigail Powell, brave love
Coleman Easley, Alexandra Figari, Rhandi Bobo, Abigail Powell Photo by Chet Bell
Bruce Fogerty, May Lynn & Nancy Turtletaub, Laura Anderson, Dave Turtletaub, Mary Jayne Fogerty, brave love
Bruce Fogerty, May Lynn Turtletaub, Nancy Turtletaub, Laura Anderson, Dave Turtletaub, Mary Jane Fogerty Photo by Chet Bell
Shelton Smith, Carol Storey, Chase Davis, brave love
Shelton Smith, Carol Storey, Chase Davis Photo by Chet Bell
Sam Turtletaub, Anne Talley, Matt Talley, Diana Vick, brave love
Sam Turtletaub, Anne Talley, Matt Talley, Diana Vick Photo by Chet Bell
BraveLove’s Board of Directors: Eliot Kerlin, Frank Garrott, Sam Turtletaub, Ellen Porter, Carrie Henderson, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Todd Hunter, brave love
Lauren Callon, Lynn Collins, Karen Perry, Sarah Pogoloff Photo by Chet Bell
BraveLove’s Board of Directors: Eliot Kerlin, Frank Garrott, Sam Turtletaub, Ellen Porter, Carrie Henderson, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Todd Hunter
Eliot Kerlin, Frank Garrott, Sam Turtletaub, Ellen Porter, Carrie Henderson, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Todd Hunter Photo by Chet Bell
Shelton Smith, Sam Turtletaub, Grant Josey, Jay Kinderknecht, brave love
Shelton Smith, Sam Turtletaub, Grant Josey, Jay Kinderknecht Photo by Chet Bell
Chet Bell Photography, Brave Love Party
Ellen Porter, Corrie Kerlin, Margaret Elizabeth McKissack Photo by Chet Bell
BraveLove’s Founder Ellen Porter, Hostess Elisa Summers, BraveLove’s Director of Operations Laura Anderson
– Joel & Diana Nelson, Becky & Charlie Schwartz, brave love
Ben Wilson, Marley & Robert Goudge, brave love
Dan & Anna Bryant, brave love
Coleman Easley, Alexandra Figari, Rhandi Bobo, Abigail Powell, brave love
Bruce Fogerty, May Lynn & Nancy Turtletaub, Laura Anderson, Dave Turtletaub, Mary Jayne Fogerty, brave love
Shelton Smith, Carol Storey, Chase Davis, brave love
Sam Turtletaub, Anne Talley, Matt Talley, Diana Vick, brave love
BraveLove’s Board of Directors: Eliot Kerlin, Frank Garrott, Sam Turtletaub, Ellen Porter, Carrie Henderson, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Todd Hunter, brave love
BraveLove’s Board of Directors: Eliot Kerlin, Frank Garrott, Sam Turtletaub, Ellen Porter, Carrie Henderson, Mary Jayne Fogerty, Todd Hunter
Shelton Smith, Sam Turtletaub, Grant Josey, Jay Kinderknecht, brave love
Chet Bell Photography, Brave Love Party

New Dallas nonprofit BraveLove recently hosted a cocktail party to celebrate a successful ambassador campaign. BraveLove is a movement dedicated to changing the perception of adoption by acknowledging the heroism of a birth mother. The group honors the women who courageously endure nine months of pregnancy and then place the child with a family for adoption.

Guests — including Corrie Kerlin, Margaret Elizabeth McKissack, Shelton Smith, Sam Turtletaub, Grant Josey, Jay Kinderknecht, Eliot Kerlin and Frank Garrott — shared sweet treats, cocktails and discussion about BraveLove’s goal of raising awareness for adoption, in the hopes that it becomes a common path for those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

“We aim to encourage a culture that champions and supports birth moms for their brave decision, ” said BraveLove founder Ellen Porter.

BraveLove’s ambassador campaign began in November 2013. The organization mailed more than a thousand letters to individuals across Dallas, encouraging them to join the movement by becoming an ambassador. Within two months, 340 people has signed up to help fund and spread word of the campaign.