PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Domestic Violence Solutions Welcomes Dot Marie Jones as Guest Speaker for Eighth Annual High Esteem Luncheon

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2015 – Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS), a non-profit organization working to end domestic violence in Santa Barbara County, is pleased to welcome Dot Marie Jones as the guest speaker for its eighth annual High Esteem Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort.

Domestic violence was made very personal for Jones when a family member became a victim of abuse. Her talk will raise awareness of domestic violence, promote healthy relationships, and address what DVS is doing to support victims.

“I am impressed by what DVS is doing in Santa Barbara County to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing awareness, and prevention and intervention services,” said Jones. “I look forward to further help raise awareness and funds to help support their mission.”

Jones is best known for her role as football coach “Shannon Beiste” on Fox’s Glee, for which she received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations. As part of her story line on Glee, Coach Beistie suffered abuse from her husband, which shed light on the topic during a special segment of the hit series. She also stared in Material Girls, The Boondock Saint, Patch Adams and as Coach Kelly in Lizzie McGuire.

Jones attended California State University Fresno, where she set records for shot put in 1988 and 1992. She has also qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials for shot put and is a 15-time world arm wrestling champion. She currently lives in Los Angeles, Calif.

Tickets are $150, sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship opportunities include: DVS Signature Sponsor for $15,000; Platinum Sponsor for $10,000; Gold Sponsor for $5,000; Corporate Sponsor for $5,000; Silver Sponsor for $3,000 and Bronze Sponsor for $1,000. Those who purchase a sponsorship will be invited to meet Jones at the Pre-Event VIP Reception, Mimosas with Dot Jones, before the luncheon.

For more information on the luncheon, contact Hannah Hultgren at (805) 963-4458 or, or visit To purchase sponsorships or support the organization with a donation, call DVS, at (805) 963-4458 x102.

About Domestic Violence Solutions

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County works to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by providing prevention and intervention services and by challenging society’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to effect social change. For more information, please visit

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