SafePlace Celebration with Dan Rather raised more than $330,000!

Written by Workhorse Marketing

by Jenny Martin, Communications and Media Relations

for-web-Julia-Spann.Dan-Rather.Anna-Belle-Burleson2We are so excited to announce that the this years’ Celebration Luncheon raised more than $330,000! This is the most we’ve raised at a fundraiser to date, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for SafePlace. We are so incredibly grateful to  for-web-Sponsor-sign  the Celebration Committee, our presenting sponsors – Patti O’Meara and James Armstrong, Hester Capital Management LLC, Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin, Carl C. Anderson and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, the many other sponsors and generous donors for raising this money!

The money raised through Celebration goes to programs and services at SafePlace for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.The Luncheon started off with a conversation about Dan Rather’s 60 Minutes segment in 1981 that featured the building of the Center for Battered Women (now SafePlace) and how it gave domestic violence national attention like never before. More than 30 years later, the 500+ people who attended Celebration showed that they are still dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence. Thank you so much for your support!


Thanks so much to photographer Laurie Fryar for these beautiful photos. Visit our Flickr page to see more!