At the 2016 BE LOUD Breakfast we announced that a group of long-time donors pooled together $40,000 to challenge us to be bold and raise more dollars than ever before at this event. We are thrilled to say that together we met this challenge and raised over $475,000! With the addition of the challenge pool we exceeded $515,000!! It is because of your support that we really can Imagine a World Without Sexual Violence.
A few highlights from the breakfast...
Did our two speakers, Heaven and Carl, leave you inspired? They are beyond brave and they put a face on sexual assault.
As a parent, there is nothing more important than having ones child grow-up safely; and perhaps nothing more earth-shattering when you discover that one of your children has been suffering in silence. When Heaven’s daughter Anna disclosed her own abuse, Heaven felt as if the ground fell out from underneath her feet. Her entire family used KCSARC’s services to help them heal. Watch Heaven’s speech here.
Check out KCSARC Board Member Dr. Carl Morris here. He is a physician at Group Health and shares three perspectives on sexual violence – as a physician, an educator, and a survivor
Many of you have heard the story about KCSARC’s ground-breaking program Project360. It was believed that trauma specific therapy could not be effectively delivered to clients who were homeless, but studies also showed that if trauma associated with sexual abuse is not addressed, youth are unlikely to break the cycle of homelessness. KCSARC made the decision to challenge this belief about therapy, and began working with youth who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Outcomes have been extremely positive and nothing demonstrates success more effectively than through the stories and the voices of the youth who have come out on the other side of trauma and homelessness. Watch “Project360: I’m a lot like you” to hear the stories of Bonnie and Tyler, two youths who graduated from Project360.
KCSARC Executive Director Mary Ellen Stone called each of you to action and said “We can’t stop what we can’t talk about,” encouraging us all be part of the BE LOUD movement! Watch her engaging speech here.
Let's KEEP THIS BE LOUD party going all year long!
Speak out on social media against sexual violence:
- Read up on current issues including the SAPO bill; follow our legislative news and updates.
- Don’t be shy – contact your legislator if there is an issue important to you.
- Follow our BE LOUD blog and leave comments.
- Read all about KCSARC’s programs and services on our website and share information that you learn with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues.
Thank you to all the heroes who attended the breakfast, our sponsors, table captains, and the members of the KCSARC board who offered their counsel, energy, and guidance. A special thanks to our BE LOUD advocates including DeAnn Yamamoto, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, Capt Hali Picciano, Micaela Cruz Jimenez, Paulina Alvarado, Sgt. John Awai, Walter Compare, Heaven Strothers, Liz Peterson, Dr. Carl Morris, and Margo Myers.
Thank you to our 2016 Breakfast Sponsors!
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Washington State Association for Justice
Wizards of the Coast
Cairncross & Hempelmann LLP
Connelly Law Offices
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
KCSARC Board of Directors
Parker, Smith & Feek
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala
Terrell Marshall Law Group LLC
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
In Kind Sponsors
Kurt Feldhun Productions