Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Headline Family Centers' Titan Series Breakfast
On Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 a.m., Family Centers will welcome New York Times columnists and Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as the latest speakers in its popular Titans Series. The event will be held at the Stamford Sheraton, located at 700 East Main Street.
This husband-and-wife duo were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer in journalism and have written a series of best-selling books together. Their latest book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, will be released in early 2020.
Tickets start at $125, and proceeds will support Family Centers’ network of health, education and human service programs. Several exciting sponsorship opportunities are also available at www.familycenters.org. All attendees will receive a copy of Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope.
The event is co-chaired by Mary Moran of Greenwich and John Driscoll of Stamford.
Kristof is often called a "reporter’s reporter" for his activism and was the subject of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival documentary Reporter. He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 140 countries, all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island in order to offer a compassionate glimpse into global health, poverty, and gender in the developing world. As part of the Half the Sky documentary series, Kristof travelled around the world along with celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to meet inspiring individuals confronting the global oppression of women.
The first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, WuDunn is a business executive, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She has special expertise in China, entrepreneurship, impact investing and helping companies do both well and good. As an investment banker, she currently helps growth companies, including those operating in the fields of technology, healthcare, entertainment and media.
Past Titan Series speakers have included former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone, Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, former HP CEO Meg Whitman and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering heath, education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 1,200 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and is accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.