Paula DuPré Pesman has spent her career making sure nothing falls through the cracks. This award-winning film producer has taken a circuitous path to philanthropy, from the set of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to working with local families in times of crisis. It started with a stark realization during her husband’s illness; they were staying at a friend’s house and ran out of toilet paper. That experience led her to leave the glamour of Hollywood to help address the basic needs of others in her hometown.
In 2005, DuPré Pesman founded There With Care, a local non-profit that works with families with critically ill children. From providing rides to and from the hospital to groceries and diapers and yes, even toilet paper, There With Care steps in to give families the space to focus on their children’s health.
On November 3, DuPré Pesman will be at the Boulder JCC as a part of our Exceptional Women’s Speaker Series. She will talk about her path and will touch on how she strives to balance work and family, how women can support each other, and how allowing yourself to follow your path will take you to where you’re really meant to be.
This event will kick off the clothing drive for There With Care co-sponsored by Channel Maven and Women of the J . There With Care supports families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. The clothing drive this year is collecting baby clothing and winter coats for all ages. The drive will directly support these families to ease some of their daily stresses. You can drop off these items at the Boulder JCC the whole month of November.
Sunday, November 3 | $25, Early Bird Registration $18 (must register 48 hours in advance) |
Join us at the Boulder JCC for a meet and greet with Paula at 5:00 pm. Paula’s talk will start at 6:00 pm.