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Jenesse is proud to salute Kenneth Bentley, vice president Community Affairs and Education at Nestle USA as one of the 2013 Silver Rose Honorees
Vice President Community Affairs at Nestlé USA, as 2013 Silver Rose Honoree
Jenesse is proud to salute Kenneth Bentley, Vice President Community Affairs and Education at Nestlé USA, as one of the 2013 Silver Rose Honorees, said organization officials. Bentley will be recognized at the Jenesse Silver Rose Awards Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 6, 6:00pm at the historic Vibiana, located at 214 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Chaired by Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, the theme for the 2013 Silver Rose event is "Because of You". The event will benefit Jenesse Center’s year round programs and services that serve women, children and families overcoming the ravages of domestic violence.
According to its officials, “Jenesse is a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization that provides a holistic, comprehensive program to nurture families victimized by domestic violence back to a place of mental, financial, physical and emotional well-being.”
Avis Frazier-Thomas, Jenesse Board president said, "Kenneth Bentley and Nestlé USA are long-time, important champions for Jenesse's cause. The striking thing about Ken is that his commitment goes beyond corporate responsibility; in addition to his corporate support, he and his wife Jelana also personally provide year round support to the center.
Karen Earl, Jenesse CEO said, "There are so many layers of support that Ken has spearheaded. I think each Jenesse employee and board member have a favorite Nestlé story. Some will share about Nestlé products that enable us to operate six shelters on a budget that is not always kind to success. Some will note Ken’s faithful support of the Halle Berry Celebrity Golf Classic, which has enabled us to reach out to a completely different population." She continued, “Often times, families stay in dangerous situations because they fear life in a shelter will be worse. Partners like Ken Bentley and Nestlé USA help us to assure the women, children and families we serve that walking through the doors of Jenesse really is the start of a new life…a better life.”
As vice president, Community Affairs and Education at Nestlé USA, Kenneth Bentley and Nestlé USA have supported Jenesse for several years. Kenneth Bentley said, "We wanted to partner with Jenesse because they do such a great job of helping women who have faced some difficult times to live a good life. Nestlé is all about Good Food, Good Life.”
Earl said, "Jenesse and Nestlé share the philosophy of building a better life through work and education. They are making a significant impact in the lives of Jenesse families through their support of Halle Berry’s What a Little Love Can Do Project, where Ken committed to underwrite the cost of Jenesse’s Learning Center. Now named The Nestlé Learning Center, the facility is never closed, because it represents access to opportunity. It is equipped with new computers, tutoring opportunities for children and their moms. This is so fitting because he has been a champion of youth for as many years as any of us can remember. This is a recognition of his life’s work, providing access and helping people."
For more information on The Silver Rose Weekend, call Jenesse Center at 323.299.9496 or visit the website at www.jenesse.org. The event is ticketed and open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities are available.