Rainbow Days presents Pot of Gold Luncheon
The 2018 Pot of Gold Luncheon, hosted by Attorneys Serving the Community, benefits Rainbow Days and their commitment to helping children and youth facing adversity in our community.
The event will feature Liz Murray as the Keynote Speaker. Murray is a well-known author, speaker and is the recipient of the White House “Project’s Role Model Award” and Oprah Winfrey’s first ever “Chutzpah Award.” Murray’s life is an example of the importance of dreaming big. The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters to survive, Murray was homeless at age 15 and fending for her life.
Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility. With sincerity, maturity, and graciousness, Murray takes audiences along on her personal journey from street smarts to classroom triumphs, instantly becoming an inspiration.
The subject of Lifetime Television's Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray completed her degree at Harvard in 2009. Her memoir, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, was a tremendous success, making the New York Times' best-seller list within a week of its release, and has been published in twelve countries and in eight languages.
Jessica Thorne, founding partner of Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC, one of the first all-women-owned law firms in Dallas, will be the Honorary Chair.