On behalf of the residents, students, staff, & Board of Directors, of the Center Against Domestic Violence, we want to thank everyone involved with our Stand Up Against Domestic Violence Special Spring Event! The night was a huge success largely thanks to our stimulating honoree, diligent staff, hilarious comedians, silent auction and delicious food. Due to substantial help from sponsors, general donations, guests, and silent auction bidders, CADV was able to raise over $115,000 for our youth programs! We could not have pulled this event off without the help of our supporters.

This year, we were sad to say goodbye to Stand Up honoree and CADV Chair, John L. Miscione. John has worked tirelessly for the past nine years to build an even better organization and help even more survivors and victims of domestic violence.  During his Chairmanship, the Center became a leading voice for saving the Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, which provides teen dating violence prevention and intervention services on campuses teaching over 50,000 teens citywide. During John’s Chairmanship, we were able to increase the number of RAPP graduates receiving the Center’s Stuckey Family Scholarship.

As John said goodbye on Thursday night he reflected on his time as Board Chair; “Sitting on the board of the Center you ask how does this get done and then you look at Judy Kahan and the executive team at central office … While over the years we might worry about strategy or fundraising, but we’ve never worried about our client’s needs being met. We are confident in the team we have and I thank you for how hard they work for our clients and the center”.

John will be missed, but his legacy at CADV will live on, as well as, the dedicated mission to end domestic violence.

Honoree John L. Miscione with Stuckey scholarship winner Yalice Pinto.

Honoree John L. Miscione with Stuckey scholarship winner Yalice Pinto.

Again thanks to our many sponsors!

American Working Capital – Elyse Bluth – Tracy Boak – Brooklyn Brewery – Capital One Bank – Laurie Campbell – The Clark Family – Cocktail Caviar – Duff & Phelps – Steven Etkind – Eileen Fisher – GrapeVine Wines – GreatBanc Trust Company – Susan Hirshman – Alan & Susan Kolod – Arthur Hall & Wanda Lucibello – Amish Mehta – Audrey Meredith – John L. Miscione – Modern Group Inc. – Moses & Singer LLP – Personal Touch Holding Corp. – Peter & Deborah Lamm Foundation – Kenneth & Grace Pollak – Poten & Partners – Proskauer – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.  – Sadis & Goldberg LLP – Judith Saltzman – Susan E. Payne & Associates, Inc. – TD Bank – Karol Todrys

And many thanks to…

Our caterer, Very Special Foods, venue host, Helen Mills Theater, and comedians, MC Jason Salmon, Brian Scott McFadden, Pete Lee and Michael Somerville!