Study: Domestic violence costs NC $308 million a year October 2014

The Charlotte ObserverBy Cleve R. Wootson Jr. - cwootson@charlotteobserver.comOCTOBER 23, 2014 7:32 PMDomestic violence costs North Carolina more than $300 million every year because of factors such as health care and criminal-justice expenses, according to a study commissioned by two domestic violence advocacy organizations.Leaders of the Charlotte-based eNOugh Campaign and the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage hope that their estimate of the total costs of domestic violence to be released to the public Friday will encourage policymakers and corporations to do more to prevent the crime.Three women have been killed in domestic violence homicides in Mecklenburg this year, including one last week, according to the Mecklenburg Women's Commission. An additional 53 people have been killed in other parts of the state.Jill Dinwiddie, eNOugh co-chair and former executive director of the N.C. Council for Women, said she hopes the study spurs the legislature to put money toward a domestic [..] read more

Putting a Pricetag on Domestic Violence in North Carolina October 2014

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Remembering Jamie Kimble: Family, friends deliver strong message: Stop domestic violence September 2014

Bradenton HeraldBy AMARIS CASTILLO - acastillo@bradenton.comSeptember 27, 2014 12:00 AM HOLMES BEACH -- In front of Jan Kimble was a small stack of photos of her only child.In one taken on Father's Day a few years ago in Anna Maria Island, a smiling Jamie Kimble laid on a towel at the beach. She stood beside a rented bicycle in another photo, the ocean in clear view behind her tall, slender frame."We took a ride all over the island and just stopped in shops and had lunch," Kimble said of that day. "We just have so many great memories of enjoying each other's company."Anna Maria Island was where Jamie last lived before her death.On Sept. 3, 2012, Kimble, 31, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Tampa. Luis Roberson Rodriguez, who police said had picked her up that night from Tampa International Airport, killed her, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. He had driven from Kansas City to Orlando to pick up a gun, before ending up in Tampa.Just three months [..] read more

NFL controversy personal for deputy city manager Kimble September 2014

The Charlotte ObserverBy Elizabeth Leland - eleland@charlotteobserver.comSEPTEMBER 16, 2014 7:16 PM<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>The National Football League controversy over domestic violence feels deeply personal for Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble.The man who killed his daughter, Jamie, in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2012, was an employee of the Kansas City Chiefs.Ron and Jan Kimble started the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage to "create a future without domestic violence." In May, Ron Kimble spoke at Bank of America Stadium at an annual breakfast to raise money and awareness for domestic violence perpetrated by men.Now Kimble hopes to work with the NFL to that end."My wife and I stand ready to help the NFL, the Panthers, the Chiefs and all the NFL teams address this important societal issue," Kimble said Tuesday.Jamie Kimble, 31, was shot by ex-boyfriend Luis Roberson [..] read more

Liverpool Execs Attend Memorial Event Ahead Of Friendly In Charlotte August 2014

SportsBusiness DailyBy Adam Stern, Staff WriterPublished August 1, 2014As part of the club's community outreach efforts during its U.S. tour, EPL club Liverpool Chief Commercial Officer Billy Hogan and team ambassador Robbie Fowler on Friday attended a luncheon at the Charlotte Convention Center for the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage. The foundation was created in honor of Jamie Kimble, an N.C. native and Liverpool fan who was murdered in a domestic violence incident in '12. The event, which had around 200 people in attendance, featured Hogan and Fowler being interviewed by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Exec Editor Abe Madkour during a short Q&A session before Kimble's parents spoke about the foundation's ongoing efforts to eradicate domestic violence.Liverpool is in Charlotte for their int'l friendly at BofA Stadium, and Kimble's father, Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble, helped bring the Liverpool execs to the event to tie together the foundation's outreach with his [..] read more

Charlotte leader talks about daughter's death at hands of her ex July 2014

WBTVThursday, July 31st 2014, 10:20 pm EDT| WBTV CharlotteRon and Jan Kimble have a message for you. They speak on behalf of their daughter, Jamie Kimble, who can no longer speak for herself.Almost two years ago, Jamie was shot and killed by a jealous ex-boyfriend in Tampa, Florida. Broad daylight. The 31-year-old Chapel Hill graduate who worked for Coca-Cola a smart, accomplished girl had broken up with the guy three months before. He had never before hit her. Her parents say she broke it off because the mental, emotional and controlling abuse had started years before. "She was a trusting person," Ron Kimble says. "She never thought he would physically harm her because she told us if he ever physically touched her she would leave the relationship immediately."You might recognize Ron. He has a high-profile job as Deputy City Manager for City of Charlotte. He runs hospitality, tourism and parts of economic development for Charlotte. He and Jan got a knock on their door the [..] read more

Carolina Panther Greg Hardy’s ‘situation’ coincides with domestic violence awareness breakfast at team’s stadium May 2014

The Charlotte ObserverBy Jonathan Jones - MAY 14, 2014 4:10 PMAs Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy waited in an orange jumpsuit Wednesday morning for his appearance in domestic violence court, more than 300 men gathered at the Panthers' Bank of America Stadium for an annual breakfast to raise money and awareness for domestic violence perpetrated by men."Unfortunately, on this morning we're dealing with a similar situation that is disappointing to all of us, and it again says the importance of your work in this community." Panthers president Danny Morrison said in his welcome address in the sixth year of the stadium hosting the event. "Thank you for what you do in the community, and thank you for making a difference in this very important subject."Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police chief Rodney Monroe and deputy city manager Ron Kimble were keynote speakers at the 17th annual Men for Change breakfast in partnership with Safe Alliance. Kimble's [..] read more

Uptown Rooftop Opens for Special Fundraiser April 2014

The Charlotte ObserverBy Hilary TrendaApril 2, 2014 5:53 PMWant to to mix fashion and philanthropy with a sneak peek of one of uptown Charlotte's newest rooftop venues? On Friday night, the inaugural "Style Under the Stars" runway show to benefit the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage promises to roll it all together at Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre.Effie Loukas, owner of Lotus and mastermind behind the annual Style Night Out fashion show, is producing "Style Under the Stars." In addition to raising funds, Friday's show is meant to be a simple, but fun, showcase of spring."We want to get people excited to come out and support a really great cause," Loukas said.Jamie Kimble, 31, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend on Labor Day 2012. Her parents Charlotte deputy city manager Ron Kimble and wife, Jan established her namesake foundation to raise awareness of domestic violence, to help other victims of abuse and to fund programs that curb the spread of domestic violence.Local [..] read more

Ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the United States March 2014

The White HouseBy Lynn RosenthalMarch 20, 2014 at 1:13 PM ET This week, I was honored to join a first-of-its-kind meeting at the White House: a roundtable of business leaders and advocates called upon to discuss building public-private partnerships aimed at helping end domestic violence and sexual assault in the United States. The meeting served as an opportunity to share strategies and concrete steps companies can take to address violence in their workplaces and communities.During the gathering, we heard from several companies that are working to improve the status quo, including Avon, Macy's, Allstate, Viacom, and Kaiser Permanente.The need for action could not be more urgent. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women is the victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. In fact, 60% of Americans 15 years of age or older know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Not only does domestic violence affect victims and families; it can also harm [..] read more