CAWC raises $188,000+ at Spring Gala
(from left) Carolyn and Keith Flanagan of La Grange, Joan Newman of Winnetka and Holly French of Glen Ellyn | Photo courtesy of Tone Stockenstrom Photography Inc.
Connections for Abused Women and their Children raised over $188,000 at its 26th Annual Spring Gala Sounds of Silence benefit on March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Approximately 260 guests attended this year’s gala, which commemorated 35 years of CAWC’s exceptional services to the Chicago area in helping thousands of victims and their children rebuild their lives and renew their hopes for violence-free futures. Guests were touched by the story of 21-year-old college student Jacqui, who shared her experience as a former victim of abuse.
The black tie optional event featured a cocktail hour with a mystery wine raffle and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, live auction and dancing. The Champion Award was presented to Adams Street Partners.
CAWC brings 35 years of experience to its mission. Founded by four Chicago women concerned about domestic violence, CAWC has a long commitment to serving the women and children of Chicago. Sounds of Silence raised over $188,000 for CAWC’s four program areas: Greenhouse Shelter, Hospital Crisis Intervention Project, Humboldt Park Outreach Program and Domestic Violence Services at Haymarket Center.
For more information, visit www.cawc.org.