October 10, 2019 – Lawyers, advocates, and community supporters gathered at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to celebrate GCADV’s four decades of work to end domestic violence.
For the past 40 years, GCADV has been the statewide voice advocating an end to domestic violence in Georgia. Representing domestic violence agencies, advocates, allied individuals and survivors throughout the state, GCADV works to expand services, increase public awareness and change public policy. GCADV also provides training and best practices guidance to front-line victim service organizations throughout the state. You can learn more about all of our projects and initiatives on our website, and find our member organizations list here.
Complete with bites and sips, a silent auction, and mystery box gifts, the 40th Birthday party event was a fundraiser for our coalition. Cosmic Gospel Hour and Diane Durrett & Melissa Junebug performed on the Nelson Mullins rooftop overlooking Atlanta providing a beautiful backdrop. Additionally, GCADV used the occasion to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in collaboration, community involvement, or philanthropy in the movement to end violence against women. The following individuals and groups have helped to champion positive local and/or statewide change as well as social and/or systems change on behalf of domestic violence survivors. [Scroll to the bottom for event photos]
Guest of Honor: Jennifer Thomas, Former Executive Director of the GA Commission on Family Violence
Guest of Honor: April Ross, New Executive Director of the GA Commission on Family Violence
In The Trenches Advocate Awardee: Rosemary Stefanoff
Collaborate Awardee: Kim Cabness McCoy
Empower Awardee: IPRCE: Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory
Impact Awardee: Vicky Kimbrell
Sponsorship support is vital to the fundraising success of our events. A big thank you to our sponsors for your generous contributions!
Noise Maker Sponsor
Alston & Bird
Linda Schaeffer, Mediator – U-Resolve, LLC
Bob’s Red Mill
Birthday Cake Sponsor
Ruth’s Cottage & The Patticake House
The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center
Wienberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial
Photos by Mesha Photography @snapsbyfax (Click image thumbnails to expand)