FOE Impact Gala Dinner: A Spotlight on Human Trafficking
- Friday October 11th, 2019
FOE Impact Dinner: A Spotlight on Human Trafficking
Family Office Experiences (“FOE”) is convening a group of international families in Orange County during their FOE West | The Future of Family Office Experience from October 10 - 13, 2019 at Pelican Hill Resort & Spa. During this Experience FOE are hosting the FOE Impact Gala Dinner, which will shine A Spotlight on Human Trafficking at the Newport Beach Country Club on Friday October 11, 2019.
The Gala Dinner will bring together some of the world’s most influential people to learn about the global epidemic of child trafficking, and how each of us can take-action to change the future for those at risk. The United States was ranked one of the world's worst places for human trafficking in 2018. Anyone’s child can be trafficked regardless of class, education or gender when forcefully coerced or lured by false promises.
The evening will bring awareness to the Global Anti-Trafficking Auction being spearheaded by Mitzi Perdue and The Child Liberation Foundation being highlighted by Tim Ballard. Mitzi is the wife of Mr. Frank Perdue and the daughter of the founder of the Sheraton Hotels. Timothy Ballard has spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security infiltrating child trafficking organizations.
Keynote Speaker: Mitzi Perdue
The organizer of the Global Anti-Trafficking Auction, Mitzi Perdue is an author, speaker, and businesswoman. Mitzi combines the experiences of three long-time family businesses. Her father Ernest Henderson co-founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain and her late husband Frank Perdue was the second generation in the poultry company that today operates in more than 50 countries. She herself founded CERES Farms in 1974. The Global Anti-Trafficking Auction is slated for Jan 2021 and many families have already donated significant heirlooms to the cause.
Keynote Speaker: Tim Ballard
Timothy Ballard spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings. Tim will be a keynote speaker during the FOE Impact Gala Dinner to shine a spotlight on The Child Liberation Foundation which funds the identification, rescue, rehabilitation, and reuniting of trafficked children with their families.
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A Spotlight on Human Trafficking
The United States, along with Mexico and the Philippines, was ranked one of the world's worst places for human trafficking in 2018. In the US, there is no official number of human trafficking victims, but estimates place it in the hundreds of thousands. The most human trafficking cases have been reported in California, Texas, and Florida. Orange County is a prime destination for trafficking. Perpetrators know they can sell their victims for sex acts at a higher price than anywhere else in California. Anyone’s child can be trafficked regardless of class, education or gender when forcefully coerced or lured by false promises.
It's estimated that globally there are between 20 million and 40 million people in modern slavery today.