Best-selling author, national television personality and parenting expert Judge Glenda Hatchett will highlight The Fourth Annual Blue Moon Affair, hosted by the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. An evening of inspiration, entertainment, friendship and fundraising for the agency’s Montgomery County youth programs, The Blue Moon Affair will celebrate Community Action Partnership’s efforts while raising funds to sustain the agency’s youth programming. The “blue tie” affair is Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.
“Our Blue Moon Affair benefits the agency’s Youth Empowerment Center (YEC), a program which provides valuable, life enriching activities for youth ages seven to 17,” said Tim Donnellan, President & CEO of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “However, sustaining and growing our programs is especially critical today, as resources dwindle and needs continue to arise. From mentoring, life skills and leadership training, to tutoring services and coordinating family support throughout our agency, the Center continues to play an important role in ensuring the well-being of those we serve.”
Along with presiding over the syndicated television show “Judge Hatchett,” Ms. Hatchett founded “Parent Power Now,” the premiere online parenting network. She is the author of national best-seller “Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say” and her latest book, “Dare to Take Charge.”
Her message in “Dare to Take Charge” can be distilled into two words, “Dare Yourself.” Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett implores readers to write their own story. She uses real-life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to help readers find their true gifts and be true to themselves.
“As chief presiding judge of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country, I’ve gained a front-row perspective on today’s hot-button social issues,” says Judge Hatchett. “The Parent Power Now Web site is a guidepost on what we can do to be successful, both at home and at work, in these uncertain times.”
After graduating from the Emory University School of Law, Glenda Hatchett became the highest-ranking African American woman at Delta Air Lines when she held the dual posts of Senior Attorney and Manager of Public Relations. Ebony magazine named her one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America.”
Ms. Hatchett left Delta Air Lines to accept an appointment as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Ga., Juvenile Court. She was Georgia’s first African American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and headed one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.
Judge Hatchett received the Emory Medal, the highest award given to alumni of the university. Her board memberships include Gap, Inc., the Hospital Corporation of America, The Service Master Company, the Atlanta Falcons, Play Pumps International and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The Blue Moon Affair includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, musical entertainment and a presentation from the Youth Empowerment Center. As a “blue tie” event, guests are encouraged to wear a blue dress, suit, tie, and/or accessories.
Tickets are $60 per person, or a table for eight for $480. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (937) 341-5000 ext. 153.