|MC of the evening, Board Chair, Marlene Lockard. Marlene has dedicated almost ten years to supporting the efforts of the Domestic Violence Resource Center. Marlene’s work at the Board level and commitment to survivors’ wellbeing brings so much value to the organization.
Speaker, Donna Thomas. We are honored to have showcased Donna Thomas’s personal story titled, A “Good” Man, which she created specifically for our event. Donna commanded guests’ attention by bringing to life her experience with two separate domestic violence relationships and how she overcame extreme circumstances. Donna’s experience with improvisational theater helped her to heal by telling her story of abuse. Storytelling can be an important part of survivors’ healing process, as such Donna shared her story with our residential clients and staff. Donna’s inspirational story and message of hope left our clients feeling empowered.
Domestic Violence Resource Center Board of Directors and Staff. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Board and staff, the Domestic Violence Resource Center provides the region’s most comprehensive range of services for domestic violence victims and their children.
Event sponsors. Restoring operational funding has been a priority for the organization. Thank you for helping make this a successful event as well reduce a significant decrease in grant funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.