2020 Virtual Benefit and Day of Giving

Building Resilience and Hope

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Bid in our virtual auction

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All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Be sure to tune into our Virtual Benefit on June 3rd at 6:30pm. With your donation, you will automatically receive the link to view our virtual program hosted on the same website as our virtual auction.

  • Featuring Seth Meyers as our host
  • Hear more about Sanctuary from Executive Director, Hon. Judy Harris Kluger
  • Inspiring stories of the resilience of our clients and the compassion and leadership of our honorees
  • Chance to bid in our auction and win one-of-a-kind experiences and luxury items (auction closes June 3rd at 9pm)

If you are unable to give at this time, we hope you can still join us on June 3rd for the virtual program. Click here to RSVP.

For any questions regarding the virtual event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chanel Ellis, Manager of Special Events at 212-349-6009 x 366 or events@sffny.org.

While we are not able to gather in person this year, we are shifting to a virtual platform and appealing to our community to help us raise the c. $2.4 million (nearly 10% of Sanctuary’s annual operating budget) that this event usually brings in.

These are stressful and frightening times for all of us, but particularly for survivors of domestic violence and trafficking who face daunting challenges and life-threatening risks during this pandemic. To learn more about our emergency COVID-19 response efforts, and how the crisis has impacted our clients and services, please click here.

For 35 years, Sanctuary has been a lifeline for survivors in crisis. If your circumstances allow, we hope that we can count on your support at this critical time. Help spread the word and join us for a different take on our Annual Benefit!

2020 Honorees

Lauren Cohen Starr
Zero Tolerance Award

Michèle O. Penzer
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Law Firm Leadership Award

Event Co-Chairs
Peter and Brooke Cohen
Andrew and Betsy Cohen
Karen Cohen and Jack Hayflick
Rafal Gawlowski
David Gordon
Hon. Jonathan Lippman
Laura Mannix Spring
Annika Penzer