2017 Sounds of Silence Gala Recap

The March 11, 2017 SOS Gala welcomed 418 guests, 36 sponsors and raised almost $300,000 to aid survivors of domestic violence.

The date for the 2018 Sounds of Silence Gala has been set for Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for helping to make this year's Gala a memorable event!

Presenting Sponsors:

  • Chicago Bears
  • Equity Residential
  • Nordstrom

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Alan Oremus
  • The Sidley Austin Foundation
  • Northern Trust

Gold Sponsors:

  • Margaret Jones & Mike Ferro
  • Kevin & Joanne Krakora
  • Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • Exelon
  • One Way or A Mother
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon

Silver Sponsors:

  • Alfred Dinwiddie & Helen Ashford
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Balyasny Asset Management
  • Deloitte, DLA Piper LLP
  • Kristina & Tom Ehrhart
  • Kate & David Gosse
  • Harris Winick Harris
  • iConnect, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Sarah & Adam Krauszer
  • Sophia & Charles Love
  • Stephanie Love-Patterson & Reginald Patterson
  • Julie Mehta
  • The PrivateBank
  • ReedSmith
  • Gil Reid & Ryan Endress
  • Sharon Schmitt
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • David Schulz
  • United Healthcare
  • Melissa & Myron Washington
  • Maggie Zellers & Larry Salus
  • Gladys & Stan Zolna

Please consider becoming a sponsor, donating to the live and silent auctions, or purchasing tickets for next year's SOS Gala!

If you have any questions, please contact Tasasha Henderson at (773) 489-9081, ext. 215 or THenderson@CAWC.org

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) provides services that are critical to saving lives and breaking the cycle of violence that exist within families. Those who need CAWC’s services are often those with the least resources to draw upon to help them find solutions. CAWC helps survivors of domestic violence by providing emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling and other essential resources to help single women and mothers with children to escape abuse and increase their safety, rebuild their lives and restore their hope. Last year, CAWC’s Greenhouse Shelter provided a safe refuge for 142 adults and 154 children escaping domestic violence. Our 24-hr Hotline received 3,950 calls. CAWC has been providing these lifesaving services for 40 years! 


Photos by Tone Stockenström Photo, Inc