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Holly Dunn Pendleton

The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly Dunn Pendleton has used her traumatic experience to help others heal from, or hopefully avoid, similar situations. Holly’s House, a child and advocacy center for victims of intimate crimes, was co-founded by Pendleton and opened in 2008. She was the recipient of the 2006 Jefferson Award and traveled to Washington, D.C., in 2006 to receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for public service.