Council for Relationships to Honor Reid Blynn with Dr. Mudd Award

May 22, 2018: Philadelphia, PAOn May 30, Council for Relationships (CFR) will present the 2018 Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award to Reid Blynn at a special receptionThe award is given to recognize significant contributions to the quality of family life in our region. As Chair of CFR’s Board from 2012-2017, Reid has touched the lives of thousands of people in the greater Philadelphia area and CFR is very pleased to honor him at the event this spring.

Reid Blynn has been a member of the CFR board for over 10 years, and served as Board Chair for 6 years. During this time the organization experienced changes in leadership as it made a transition from the longstanding tenure of CEO Emeritus Steve Treat. Under Reid’s leadership the board matured professionally, now populated by seventeen highly qualified individuals with complimentary skill sets. With a strengthened board and executive leadership team, CFR is well positioned to serve couples and families throughout the region.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to honor Reid Blynn at the reception for the guidance, support, and leadership he has provided during his tenure as Board Chair and beyond.  We are really excited that the proceeds from the reception will support our work with the one-third of our clients – about 1,800 people each year – who receive our services at low- or no-fee,” says Deb D’Arcangelo, CEO of Council for Relationships.

Co-Chairs for the event are Brian Cottone of Workspace Property Trust and Sally Solis-Cohen of North Highland. Committee members include Jim Carino, Lisa Koblin, Jackie Zavitz, and Tonya Zweier.



WHEN: Wednesday May 30, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066


For more information, please visit the event website.


CFR provides therapy services to more than 5,000 individuals each year, including the approximately 1,800 clients who receive free or low-fee counseling. The net proceeds of this event will benefit CFR’s work with vulnerable populations through these programs:

  • Community Partnerships Initiative: CFR provides free counseling services through partnerships with 13 organizations that serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness, economically disadvantaged students, and immigrants and refugees including Project HOME, Red Cross House, Southwark School, and Nationalities Service Center.
  • Therapy for Low-Fee Clients: Therapy services are provided on sliding scale which allows access to services regardless of ability to pay. The scale is based on income and no one is turned away due to financial limitations.
  • Operation Home and Healing: Operation Home and Healing provides counseling by specially-trained therapists for Veterans, active service members, and their families. Military cultural competency training is also provided to mental health care providers at CFR and in the area.


Tickets are available for purchase on the event website. Please contact Director of Advancement Valerie Johnson with any questions.