Warner & Patti Blow awarded Beau Venturi Peace Award


The Shelter honored Warner and the late Patti Blow with the Beau Venturi Peace Award, Feb. 20, 2017, during the 17th Annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon. On hand to help accept the gift was their daughter Tracy Pospeck.

Given to honor individuals who have shaped the face and direction of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, this award has been presented only four times in The Shelter’s 27-year history. Other recipients include JoAnn Remington, Simone Lutgert and Dr. Barbara Jordan.

Warner and Patti have been actively involved in leadership, volunteerism and financial support of The Shelter. Tracy continues their legacy as an on-call advocate in the emergency shelter, answering the crisis line and working with survivors. The Blow’s exemplary financial gift was the catalyst for The Shelter’s strategic funding initiative to support the endowment. Their investment will help create lasting change, hope and healing for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

We are exceedingly thankful for the dedication and support of individuals like Warner, Patti and Tracy.