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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 virtual gala benefiting Connections for Abused Women and their Children

Sounds of Silence 2020

When: October 3, 2020 | 7pm
Where: Virtual event

The Sounds of Silence Gala is a virtual, free, nation-wide event supporting Chicago’s oldest domestic violence organization, Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC). Sounds of Silence is an opportunity to hear from advocates and survivors and find out how you can contribute to CAWC’s mission to end domestic violence. It will be a high-energy one-hour show with performances, stories, an online auction and most importantly survivor, and advocate voices from around the state. 

The event will be free to all who want to support CAWC, hear from our keynote speaker Lynn Rosenthal and highlight our awardees Daniella Caruso and Revolution Brewing. With a virtual event, we have the opportunity to bring CAWC and the work of our honorees to more people than ever before! 

Sounds of Silence will be held on October 3rd 2020 at 7pm. Register Now for Sounds of Silence 2020!

To find out more about the event or find out how you can become a Sounds of Silence Sponsor please contact Joanne Walsh jwalsh@cawc.org


2020 Sounds of Silence Sponsors




  •  Margaret Jones and Mike Ferro


  • 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, 2019, 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.

2019 Results

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

Help us change the lives of even more people

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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