Message from the Executive Director

Dear Supporters,

It’s been an incredible first 15 days with Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP). I am excited to be a part of C4DP and continue its important mission of ending domestic violence. The dedication and hard work of the board, staff, and volunteers have been instrumental in making the organization successful for over four decades. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue the legacy of C4DP and contribute to its growth and impact. I was drawn to C4DP because of its purpose and mission, as it aligns with my personal values and goals. Taking on this role after the visionary Donna Garske, who encouraged me as a young woman to step into leadership over twenty years ago, is an honor.

The other night, I had the opportunity to join Donna for an intimate evening with former and new board members. It was a truly inspiring and empowering experience to be a part of such a diverse and dedicated group of women. Donna’s leadership and vision have successfully brought together individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, united by a common goal to support and empower survivors of domestic violence. This dinner served as a reminder of the importance of inclusivity and the impact that can be made when individuals come together to create positive change. I am grateful to have been a part of this gathering and to witness firsthand the amazing work being done by Center for Domestic Peace.

As I step into this role, I bring with me my strengths in communication, problem-solving, and building strong relationships. I am committed to furthering the organization’s reach and effectiveness, and I look forward to collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to achieve this goal. My hopes for the future are to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to create a safer and more inclusive community for all.

I am looking forward to meeting some of you at the sold-out Mother’s Day luncheon on May 10th, and we invite you to join us on June 6th as we honor Donna Garske for her 44 years of exceptional leadership. At that event, you will also have the opportunity to meet me as I transition into my new role at C4DP. Come celebrate with us as we enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, delicious libations, and cheer in honor of Donna’s contributions and the future of C4DP. See you there! Details and tickets below.

All the best,

Tara Peterson
Executive Director, C4DP

Donna Garske