Rita Davenport is the exemplary person-to-person network marketing president; when one of her company's field reps promotes to a new title, she gets a personal phone call from Rita. (And no wonder: Rita came out of the field herself, going from signup to #1 distributor in her first six months.) But when she read a newspaper account of a woman who had been turned away from shelters and ended up stabbed to death by an abusive husband, she decided it was time to become a philanthropic activist.