Community of Conscience Breakfast
We held our sixth annual Community of Conscience Breakfast: Celebrating Progress on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Wyndham Boston/Beacon Hill. We are honored that the Reverend Liz Walker served as our emcee. The highlight of the morning was hearing remarks from a Casa Myrna survivor. We also presented the Norman Knight Charitable Foundation Leadership Award to Megan Gates, Esq., Mintz, Levin, and immediate President of the Casa Myrna Board; and the Myrna Vazquez Advocacy Award to Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. This special morning raised critical funds for our work with domestic violence survivors and their children and educated people about domestic and dating violence. Thank you to our list of generous sponsors.
Kudos to Our Casa Myrna Champions
We are so grateful to our five Team Casa Myrna Boston Marathon runners and to the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for generously supporting Casa Myrna at the 119th Boston Marathon. Their hard work certainly showed on race day. Our runners finished with impressive times, and as a team they have raised more than $37,000 for Casa Myrna! Their dedication has made a significant impact on the lives of survivors. If you would like to contribute, there is still time to donate – click here to meet the team and view their Crowdrise pages.
2015 Make It Your Business Networking Event
A huge thanks to Governor Charlie Baker for giving the keynote at our second annual Make It Your Business Reception on March 31! The Governor inspired business leaders to uphold a culture of support for employees and intolerance to domestic violence. His care for survivors and unwavering commitment to strengthen legislation in this area are outstanding. The event raised more than $10,000 for Casa Myrna. We welcomed close to 150 guests and presented the inaugural Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence to Charlene Bauer (Metro Credit Union), Carol Churchill (Distrigas of Massachusetts – GDF SUEZ) and Risa Sherman (Sam Adams – The Boston Beer Company). Thank you to Metro Credit Union and the Newmarket Business Association for hosting the event.