Dr. Yamma Brown, Clinical Pharmacist and Daughter of Music Legend James Brown, to Chair Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s 2021 Hearts with Hope Gala

ATLANTA – July 22, 2021 – Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Georgia's largest non-profit working to end the crime of intimate partner violence, is proud to announce that Dr. Yamma Brown will be its 32nd annual Hearts with Hope Gala Chair. Brown is not only a clinical pharmacist, but also the youngest daughter of music icon James Brown. The Hearts with Hope Gala will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead and is the organization’s largest annual fundraising event.

Dr. Brown is transparent about her history with domestic violence, having witnessed father’s abuse as a child and enduring domestic violence as an adult. As a survivor, she has become a sought-after speaker and advocate for ending domestic violence. Dr. Brown has helped cultivate healthy relationships in the communities PADV serves, making her an ideal and passionate chair to lead the Hearts with Hope Gala.

"We are delighted to have Yamma serving as the chair for PADV's 2021 Hearts with Hope Gala. Her enthusiasm, energy and passion for the cause will ensure that this is our best year yet! She'll make sure the event is infused with impact and fun!"," said Nancy Friauf, president and CEO of PADV Atlanta.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Maryland and earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Mercer University. With more than 20 years of experience working as a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Brown delivers health outreach programs to underserved communities. In addition, she is vice president of the James Brown Family Foundation, CEO of Daughter of Soul Productions and author of “Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me.”

During the Gala PADV will celebrate the success of survivors who bravely rebuilt their lives. One survivor will be awarded PADV’s Purple Heart Award, paying tribute to the empowerment, courage and determination she used to transform her life.

Northside Hospital serves as PADV's 2021 Hearts with Hope Presenting Sponsor. Their generous support, along with a team of additional sponsors, makes this incredible evening possible. For a full list of event sponsors, click here.

For more information and to register for the Hearts with Hope Gala, visit heartswithhopegala.org/.

About PADV

PADV's mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. The organization has served metro Atlanta since 1977 and it is currently the largest nonprofit domestic violence agency in Georgia. PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 20,000 women, children and men every year through emergency intervention, education, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. For more information, please visit www.padv.org, or follow PADV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.



Jeffrey Brown

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

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