June 6 was a night to remember! Billed as Growing Forward: Honoring Legacy and Embracing New Leadership, it lived up to its name. More than 150 people gathered in the warm summer night at the Marin Art and Garden Center to honor Donna’s 44 years of leadership and contributions in ending gender-based violence in Marin and beyond. We also had an opportunity to hear from C4DP’s new executive director, Tara Peterson, and meet her family! Catered by the wonderful Debbie Ghiringhelli, the event featured a program filled with recognition, reflections, music, and gratitude.

If you would like to read about Donna’s contributions and her legacy click here.

To view all the photos from the event, please click here.

For those of you who would like to sign an e-card for Donna, please click here.

Donna Garske Social Transformation Legacy Fund

In recognition of Donna’s innumerable contributions to C4DP, Marin County and the country, the Board of Directors has established the Donna Garske Social Transformation Legacy Fund. At Donna’s request, donor designated gifts toward the Legacy Fund will be restricted. A percentage of the interest earnings can be allocated each year to support staff training in social transformation and community prevention work. Knowing prevention work is often the first funding cut when state and federal funding is tight, Donna’s hope is that the day will come when a percentage of the annual interest earnings will support a full-time staff position to carry out the community change work that is so important to her.

For more details on how you can put your donor giving funds to work toward “catalyzing and contributing to the community effort to end the violence”, click here!

Below is a message from Congressman Huffman: