Champions for Change Gala & Auction

Champions for Change Gala and Auction

Supporting and empowering young people is essential to creating a future free from sexual violence. 

Join us in building that future.

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Experience an extraordinary evening supporting survivors and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

Celebrate the strength of Teen Survivor Speaker, Shaira Medina.

Honor our Champions for Change, Cathleen Bonner and Rob Almoney, for more than a decade of volunteer service, dedicated fundraising efforts, and support of BARCC's mission to end sexual violence.

Applaud the dedication of BARCC's Volunteers of the Year:

  • Schuyler Daum, Medical Advocate
  • Jessie Lowell, Community Awareness & Prevention Services
  • Jessica Nissenbaum, Hotline Volunteer

The evening will also feature:

  • Attorney General Maura Healey as emcee
  • Celebrity Auctioneer Paul Zekos offering superior travel destinations, exciting dining experiences, and hard-to-find packages
  • Cocktails, 90+ Cellars wines, and fine cuisine
  • DJ and dancing

Don’t miss out. Buy your tickets today!

Friday, October 28, 2016
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street, Boston, MA

Individual tickets: $200
Table of 10: $1,750

Classy Cocktail Attire

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Ways to Give

Honor BARCC, our Champion for Change, or One of Our Volunteers with a Program Book Ad

A program book ad is the perfect way to pay tribute to the importance of BARCC in your life, congratulate our Champions for Change, or honor one of our dedicated volunteers. Deadline for submission is September 26, so don’t delay! Learn more or e-mail us at to purchase your ad today!

Live and Silent Auction Donations Welcome

We are accepting donations of items for our live and silent auctions until October 3.

Do you know someone who owns a vacation home in an exotic location? How about box seats at Fenway Park or the Garden? Are you friendly with the executive chef at your favorite restaurant? These are the types of connections we need to make this year's auctions the best yet!

If you have connections to any of these “wish list” items or questions about the auction, please e-mail us at or call 617-649-1266.

Be a Seat Patron

Our 150+ volunteers donate nearly $500,000 worth of their time each year. This allows BARCC to provide free services to survivors, families, and communities. As a thank you, we invite our volunteers to attend the Gala as our guest. Please consider being a seat patron and purchasing a seat for these incredibly committed individuals. You may also make a donation of any amount in support of BARCC’s free services.

Generous Event Sponsors

Activist Sponsors







Community Sponsors

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ~ Boston IT Services (BITS)

Curry College ~ Eastern Bank ~ Eaton Vance ~ Emerson College

ExecuSpace Construction Corporation ~ Foley Hoag LLP ~ Funding Change Consulting

Massachusetts General Hospital ~ Mount Ida College ~ Partners HealthCare

Sherin & Lodgen LLP ~ Wentworth Institute of Technology

Want to join these generous organizations in supporting BARCC? It’s not too late! Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $20,000 to $2,500 are available. Find out more or e-mail us at

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