Women's Breakfast

You’re Invited:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM

Join us for Horizons for Homeless Children’s Women’s Breakfast (for Dinner). It’s our 22nd Annual Women’s Breakfast, and this year we’re mixing it up. We’ll have the same great program but this year we invite you to Breakfast for Dinner– an online evening event that will connect you to Horizons’ work and values from the comfort of home.

ANGIE THOMAS’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, has spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list, and her sophomore novel, On the Come Up is keeping it good company. With stats like that, this chart-topping author is no longer on the come up—she’s arrived. Thomas’ keynotes resonate with the same authenticity, insight, and hope that make her writing so powerful, and give context and background to the culture, politics, and movement that inspired it.




For its “pointed examinations of gun violence, racial profiling, and political activism,” Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give has become an instant masterwork of the YA genre: called “a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time” by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. Part of a 13-house publishing auction, the novel is now a major motion picture. The Hate U Give explores the world of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter: a girl who walks a careful line between her upper-crust prep school and the poverty-stricken neighborhood where she grew up. But when she witnesses a police officer shooting her best friend Khalil—an unarmed youth—Starr is plunged into even more uncertainty. Amazon’s Audible named The Hate You Give one of their 10 Best Audiobooks of the decade.

Angie Thomas is the recipient of the William C. Morris Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and was nominated for the Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. She is the inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by We Need Diverse Books.  Born, raised, and still residing in Jackson, Mississippi—and a former teen rapper—she holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in hip hop

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Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

Achieving the Impossible: $50,00

Advocating for Changes: $10,000

Building Bright Futures: $3,500

Thank you to our Individual Sponsors!

Achieving the Impossible: $50,00

Mazzella Family Charitable Fund, Lauren* & Joseph Mazzella

Coloring Outside the Lines: $25,00

Sandy & Paul Edgerley
Linda Mason & Roger Brown

Strengthening our Families: $15,000

Michael* & Barbara Eisenson
Deborah Coleman Diggins & Timothy W. Diggins

Advocating for Change: $10,000

Luly & Maurice* Samuels

Inspiring Imagination: $5,000

Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Lubin Family Foundation, Kate Lubin* & Glen Sutton
Linda J. Wondrack

Table Captains: $2,000

Terry & Sarah Burgess
Amy & D.J. Morse
John & Rebecca Murphy
Audrey Epstein Reny
Janice Sturchio*

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