2020 Annual Benefit

Celebrate our 35th Anniversary!

Cocktails / 6:30 PM
Dinner and Program / 7:30 PM
After Party / 9:00 PM

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Your contribution matters. 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.

If you are unable to attend the 2020 Annual Benefit and would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation, please click button below.

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


As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, please know that the health and safety of our clients, guests, volunteers, and staff are always our highest priority. While we hope to be able to gather
in person on June 3rd, we are exploring alternatives in case that is not possible.

Sanctuary for Families is an “essential service” and we are doing everything we can to provide our full range of support to survivors in our community. Thanks to people like you, Sanctuary has consistently supported survivors in times of crisis throughout our 35-year history. With your help, we can continue helping survivors in need at this critical time.

To learn more about our emergency COVID-19 response efforts, and how the crisis has impacted our clients and services, please click here.

Sanctuary for Families’ Annual Benefit celebrates the many survivors who have boldly broken the silence around gender violence and the leadership of incredible individuals that are advocates for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence.

We invite you to join us at our Annual Benefit to celebrate Sanctuary’s 35th anniversary and help raise funds for this life-saving work.

2020 Honorees

Lauren Cohen Starr
Zero Tolerance Award

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

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