2019 Annual Benefit


Because the event is fully underwritten by our Board of Directors, 100% of the funds raised will support the programmatic work of Sanctuary for Families.

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Save the date for the 2020 Annual Benefit – Wednesday, June 3, 2020!

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Amy Abramson, Director of Individual Giving & Special Events (212-349-6009 x 494) or Chanel LeMond, Manager of Special Events (x 366).

On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, over 1,400 other supporters and guests gathered for Sanctuary’s 2019 Annual Benefit. Together, we celebrated Barneys New York Studio Services Director Laura Mannix Spring and Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Garrard R. Beeney for their outstanding commitment to supporting survivors of gender-based violence.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we raised a record-breaking $2.36 million in support of the thousands of adult and child gender violence survivors we serve every year.

A special “thank you” to Seth Meyers for hosting the evening, our co-chairs and event leadership, our Board of Directors, and to Sanctuary Survivor Leader and advocate Flore, who shared her story of empowerment and resilience.

From all of us at Sanctuary, thank you for being part of our growing community of survivors and advocates – watch #WeAreSanctuary. Together we can build a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right.


Law Firm Leadership Award
Garrard R. Beeney

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Learn more about Garrard

Zero Tolerance Award
Laura Mannix Spring
Barneys New York, Studio Services, Director
Barneys New York Foundation Co-chair

Learn more about Laura


Ellen Grauer, EGCR – a U.S. Legal Support Co.
Carey Lowell, Actor and Activist and Tom Freston, The ONE Campaign & FIREFLY3 LLC
Karen P. Seymour, Goldman Sachs and Samuel W. Seymour, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Lisa Simonsen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate


Carola Beeney & Benjamin Simone
Eliza Beeney
Laura Chamberlain & Mark Stein
Francisco Costa & John DeStefano
Jenny Dyer & Andrew Rosen
Deborah & John Evangelakos
Peter Finder
Katherine B. Forrest
Melinda B. Gould
Judy & Barry Kluger
Lori Lesser & Daniel Shuchman
Sarah Gibbs Leivick
Sharon Cohen Levin
Evan Mason
Elizabeth McCormack
Lorrie Messinger / DecisionQuest
Rachel Schaefer & Christopher Eykyn
Charles F. Schugart / U.S. Legal Support
Sheryl & Barry K. Schwartz
Catherine & Brendan Shanahan
Lauren & Christopher Starr
Kimbrough Towles & George Loening
Jessica Tuchinsky


Allyson Smith Brassard
Jacqueline Gussin
Anna Harrington
Caitlin T. Hickerson
Joanne Liu
Tiffany Sheffield
Carla Slocum-Friedman
M.K. Wong