The 10th Annual Evening of Hope Benefitting The Center for Family Safety and Healing Slated for April 20

March 25, 2013

The 10th Annual “Evening of Hope,” which benefits The Center for Family Safety and Healing, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 8 p.m. at Bon Vie Bistro located at Easton Town Center.

The event is hosted by Abigail and Leslie Wexner and the Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group, with generous support from premier sponsor the Easton Community Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, 100 percent of the proceeds from Evening of Hope will benefit The Center for Family Safety and Healing.

Reservations for Evening of Hope are $150 per person. Guests may upgrade their reservations to include the “VIP Mix & Mingle” for $250 per person which includes a cocktail hour with a group of community leaders who are taking a stance against family violence one hour before the doors open. All reservations must be made in advance.

Please join special VIP guests in hopes of changing the conversation on family violence. People are beginning to discuss one of our community’s most troubling and devastating issues – family violence. But that conversation needs to grow.

“Traditionally, however, the conversations were amongst mostly women,” said Karen Days, President of The Center for Family Safety and Healing. “We have reached a critical juncture in our effort to change the conversation, as men must be included and take the lead. Our hope for the event is for the public’s voice to be counted among this group of men who are willing to speak out against family violence:”

Steve Allen, MD
David Aronowitz
Eric Brown
Tony Brown
Kevin Cogan
Steven Fields
Michael Fiorile
Alex Fischer
Alan Hinson
Chad Jester
Doug Kridler
John Neil Lindsey
Clark Lloyd
Steve Lyons
Jeffrey Lyttle
Jim Malz
Honorable Algenon L. Marbley
Rick Miller
Commissioner John O’Grady
Brendan G. O’Neill
Stan Partlow
Fire Chief Gregory A. Paxton
Tim Robinson
Jerry Saunders
Sheriff Zach Scott
Dave Shouvlin
Gene Smith
Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD
Brian Tuckerman
Charles Turney
Ben Tyson
Les Wexner
Doug Williams
John F. Wolfe

For additional information, sponsorship opportunities or to make reservations, visit or contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888.


The Center for Family Safety and Healing assures families that they are not alone. The Center’s mission is to transform the way our community responds to family violence. The Center accomplishes this work through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that provide assessment, long term treatment and support, research, prevention and advocacy. Housed in a facility on the campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Center is the first of its kind in the nation to fully integrate services for child abuse and family violence under one roof. For more information, visit

Easton Town Center was co-developed by The Georgetown Company and Steiner + Associates. Opened in June 1999, Easton is a $225 million, 1.5 million square-foot ‘New Urban Retail’ center that features pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, open-air gathering spaces, fountains and parks for children, in addition to over 160 best-of-class retail, entertainment and dining tenants. The International Council of Shopping Centers honored Easton with an Innovative Design Award in 2000. The development draws more than 30 million visits annually. For more information, visit

Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group owners of BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro, operates 105 restaurants in multiple states. All three concepts are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and are positioned as “upscale-affordable”. The concepts appeal to a broad base of Guests from business people and young professionals to families and empty nesters. For more information, visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at