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ASC 2023 Luncheon

June 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

36th Annual Luncheon

Keynote Speaker

Beth MacyBeth Macy
Bestselling Author of the book Dopesick & Executive Producer of its Emmy-winning Hulu series adaptation

Beth Macy is the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling books, Factory Man, Truevine, and Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (2018). Macy serves as an Executive Producer and writer on the acclaimed Hulu limited television series Dopesick, which is based on her book. Her latest book is 2022’s Raising Lazarus: The Search for Hope and Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis, the crucial next installment in the story of the defining disaster of our era, one that touches every single one of us, whether directly or indirectly. 

Growing out of three decades of reporting from the same Virginia communities,
as her prior books did, Dopesick unpacks the most intractable social problems of
our time: the opioid crisis, set against a landscape of job loss, corporate greed
and stigma, along with the families and first responders who are heroically
fighting back. Overdose deaths are now the equivalent of a jetliner crashing in
our country every day, and yet the government response to the epidemic
remains, in a word, impotent.

Dopesick is, in many ways, the sequel to Macy's first book, FACTORY MAN. It lays out exactly how the jobless “other America” ended up couch-surfing with the likes of surgeon’s daughters and civic leaders’ kids who fall prey to prostitution, jail, and even death. Tom Hanks describes Dopesick as “a deep — and deeply needed — look into the troubled soul of America.” Stanford addiction medicine specialist and author Dr. Anna Lembke calls it the first book to capture the entirety of the epidemic, “with a fast-paced narrative, colorful and inspiring characters, vivid historical detail, and a profound sense of place.”

A longtime reporter specializing in outsiders and underdogs, Macy has won over a dozen national journalism awards, including a Lukas Prize for Factory Man, multiple shortlist and best-book-of-the-year honors for Truevine, and a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard for her newspaper writing.

A frequent speaker, teacher, and essayist, Macy has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Oprah magazine, and Parade. Her approach to storytelling: Report from the ground up, establish trust, be patient, find stories that tap into universal truths. Get out of your ZIP code. To do good journalism, be a human first.

Her book, Raising Lazarus, Hope, Justice, and the Future of America's Drug Crisis (August 2022), focuses on solutions to the opioid crisis and the heroic efforts of frontline workers who are applying harm reduction practices on the streets of America. It also will document the efforts of activists and parents of the dead who are trying to hold the Sackler family accountable for the crisis they helped create.

 Follow her on Twitter @papergirlmacy 

VIP Reception Details & Timeline

Thompson Dallas

June 16, 2023
11:00 am · VIP Reception
12 pm – 1:30 pm · Luncheon

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

There are several ways to support ASC's Luncheon benefiting Nexus Recovery Center.

Click here to review the Sponsorship Opportunities. For inquiries, please email Maeghan Whitehead.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Jenny Anchondo is a Emmy-Award-winning news anchor, host and reporter. She has worked for CBS, NBC and Fox at TV stations all over the country. Most recently,  she was the co-host of the nationally syndicated show, Morning Dose.

Previously, Jenny worked as an anchor and reporter for top-rated Fox 4 news, serving as the single host of the Saturday and Sunday morning broadcasts.

Along with her husband Heath, Jenny co-hosts the Second Shot podcast, which is an inspirational and motivational show that takes a “second shot” at the news stories of the day.

Jenny also works as a media coach and mentor to individuals and businesses looking to book interviews and effectively get their message across on camera.

She is a passionate volunteer and community servant. In addition to several philanthropic projects Jenny lends her time to, she has served on the boards for the Housing Crisis Center and Leukemia Texas. As a first generation college student, she is passionate about literacy and education. She has also served as a volunteer for Reading Partners, the Reading Seed and multiple other literacy-based organizations.

Jenny and Heath are new parents to 3-year-old Brighton Valentina.

Honorary Chair

Valerie Howell

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Maeghan Whitehead
Lead Chair
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Jennifer Ayers

Jennifer Klein Ayers
Luncheon Co-Chair
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Nexus Recovery Center and access the following perks:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $40,000

  • Best-in-house seating for 30 (3 tables)
  • Priority retrieval from valet parking
    for 30 guests
  • 15 invitations to pre-luncheon VIP reception with keynote speaker
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

SAPPHIRE SPONSOR: $25,000

  • Prestige seating for 20 (2 tables)
  • Priority retrieval from valet parking for 20
    guests
  • 10 invitations to pre-luncheon VIP reception with keynote speaker
  • Recognition in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

DIAMOND SPONSOR: $15,000

  • Prestige seating for 20 (2 tables)
  • Priority retrieval from valet parking for 20
    guests
  • 4 invitations to pre-luncheon VIP reception with keynote speaker
  • Recognition in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

CRYSTAL SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Premium seating for 20 (2 tables)
  • 2 invitations to pre-luncheon VIP reception
    with keynote speaker
  • Recognition in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Premium seating for 10 (1 table)  Recognition in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

GOLD SPONSOR: $3,500

  • Premium seating for 10 (1 table)
  • Recognition in press materials, event signage, invitation, program, and ASC website **

SILVER SPONSOR: $2,500

  • Seating for 10 (1 table)
  • Recognition in luncheon materials and publicity**

BRONZE SPONSOR: $2,000

  • Seating for 10 (1 table)
  • Recognition in luncheon materials**

PATRON SPONSOR: $1,000: Seating for 5 (1/2 table)

  • Recognition in luncheon materials**

HOSTESS SPONSOR: $475

  • Available to ASC members only
  • Seating for 3
  • Recognition In luncheon materials**

Details

Date:
June 16, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Thompson Dallas
205 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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