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ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee Will Be Keynote Speaker at Penn Foundation Autumn Event

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee will be the keynote speaker at Penn Foundation’s Autumn Event fundraiser on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Pennridge High School (1228 N. 5th Street, Perkasie).

Penn Foundation’s 15th annual Adventures in Excellence Award will be presented to David and Carolyn Landis and their family, owners of Landis Supermarkets.

Gordon Hornig, MSW, LSW, Director of Mobile Engagement Services, will receive Penn Foundation’s 5th annual Vernon H. Kratz, MD Penn Foundation Service Award.

Tickets are $25 each or four for $75. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

About Ginger Zee
Known to millions as the face of ABC News’ meteorology team as well as for her third place finish on the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars, Zee’s story goes far beyond the confines of television. With the release of her New York Times best-selling memoir Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I am One, Zee brings readers along the immensely difficult path that took her from a depressed fledgling meteorologist to the first female chief network meteorologist at a network.

After obtaining a B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University, Zee worked her way up through various news outlets in the Midwest as a weather reporter and storm chaser. But as she puts it, by chasing these storms she was avoiding the real one brewing at home—a string of misguided relationships, including a horrifically abusive one that wouldn’t end until she was forced to call the police, and a deep soul search that lead her to check in to a mental health hospital ten days before starting her job at ABC. Zee was struggling with significant mental health issues that went undiagnosed until she entered that inpatient therapy and began—slowly but surely—to get her on track.

Despite all of this dysfunction, self-doubt, and turmoil, Zee has managed to build a remarkable career and family. Now, she is taking her message of resilience and self-care around the country. Zee will leave audiences feeling renewed, empowered, and intensely moved by her raw, poignant chronicle of life as a Natural Disaster.