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Sounds of Silence Gala

Sounds of Silence raises much-needed dollars for domestic violence victims and their children. Held every March, supporters join together to help ensure that CAWC’s mission to end domestic violence will happen.

Sounds of Silence | October 3, 2020

Join us on October 3, 2020 for a gala benefiting Connections for Abused Women and their Children

Sounds of Silence 2020

When: October 3, 2020 | 6pm – 11pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago

We invite you to join us for CAWC’s annual fundraiser, Sounds of Silence. The evening will be magical as we raise money for and awareness about domestic violence. Enjoy gourmet dining, delicious cocktails, live and silent auctions, and a heartfelt and compelling program honoring courageous survivors.

 Our Champion Award honorees are Daniella Caruso, who led 71 Chicago-area restaurants in raising funds for CAWC and Revolution Brewing, a CAWC supporter and partner. The 2020 guest speaker is Lynn Rosenthal. 

 For more information about purchasing tickets or sponsorships, please click the link below.


2020 Sounds of Silence Sponsors




  •  Margaret Jones and Mike Ferro


  • American Airlines
  • ComEd
  • DLA Piper
  • Gwyn E. Koepke
  • Stephanie Love-Patterson and Reginald Patterson
  • Northern Trust
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • UnitedHealthcare







  • Cindy and Jeff Brown
  • Ada W. Dolph
  • Jeffrey and Jenilyn Gilbert
  • Kate and David Gosse
  • Parul Gupta, MD, Brent Harders, and Lisa Mazzullo, MD
  • Harris Winick Harris LLP
  • Koches Family Foundation & FORGE Public Relations
  • Kevin and Joanne Krakora
  • Sarah and Adam Krauszer
  • Brendan and Julie McMahon
  • NBC5 Chicago
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • David Schulz
  • Meridel Trimble and Wesley K. Ketcham
  • Gladys and Stan Zolna
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Skender
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • William Everett Group


Make a Difference

On Saturday night, March 9th, 350 Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) supporters attended Sounds of Silence, CAWC’s signature fundraiser.

The evening was filled with inspiration and our mission of ending domestic violence resonated throughout the night. The speaker, who is a domestic violence survivor, touched hearts and minds with her powerful presentation. NBC 5 Chicago was presented with the Champion Award for their outstanding partnership and support of domestic violence survivors.

Sounds of Silence Gala 2020

Next year’s event will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Tickets are available here.

2019 Results

Sounds of Silence raised $281,753 for domestic violence survivors and their children.

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We’ve made a difference. Your time and talents allow us to do even more.

Hours of comprehensive domestic violence services provided in 2018

Adults & children have received safe, confidential shelter in 2018

Domestic violence hotline calls answered in 2018

Survivors received legal advocacy in 2018

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