Some 'Bests' of 2018

Photo by Davide De Pas

Knock Out Abuse: Nothing is more powerful than women supporting other women. On November 1, during the 25th Anniversary Knock Out Abuse Gala, $1 million dollars were raised to benefit women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse. This was a record-breaking year for the 25th  fundraising gala. For the first time in Knock Out Abuse gala history, $1 million dollars were raised through sponsorships, extraordinary silent and live auctions and ticket sales. 

The funds raised are a third more of what was raised in during the 2017 gala. The three chairwomen responsible for this achievement are: Norma Commons Ramsey, Ann Walker Marchant and Denise Grant. The funds will benefit women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse. Beneficiaries are: Crossway Community, Safe Shores, The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Bethany House. Kathleen Guinan, CEO of Crossway Community, the recipient of the Break The Silence Award, spoke about the impact of Knock Out Abuse’s support.