2020 Virtual Benefit and Day of Giving

Building Resilience and Hope



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All donations are 100% tax deductible.

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.

This year, our gratitude goes even deeper. Thanks to the extraordinary kindness of people like you, we raised nearly $2 million through Sanctuary’s 2020 Virtual Benefit in support of the thousands of gender violence survivors we serve every year. We are immensely honored that so many of our friends remained loyal and generous during this time of crisis and uncertainty.

In case you missed it, we hope you will view our 30-minute Virtual Benefit program featuring Seth Meyers as host. We were thrilled to celebrate our incredible honorees, Lauren Cohen Starr and Michèle O. Penzer, for their outstanding commitment to supporting survivors of gender violence. You can also watch a short video featuring Sanctuary staff and learn how we adapted to meet the emerging needs of survivors across New York City due to COVID-19.

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

We hope to see you next year in person.

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