Members of New York City’s philanthropic, government, legal, social justice and gender violence communities will join forces with Sanctuary for Families at its annual “Zero Tolerance Benefit” – demanding an end to all forms of gender violence. Sanctuary for Families is a leading nonprofit dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking, and their children. The fundraiser will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers.
Mike Sharp, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Jefferies Group, the global investment banking firm, will receive the Zero Tolerance Award for his long standing commitment to Sanctuary’s work to end gender violence. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP will receive the Law Firm Leadership Award for their tireless and effective pro bono work on behalf of Sanctuary’s clients.
The evening will offer a cocktail reception, exclusive raffle and silent auction, dinner and an after-dinner dance party hosted by DJ Grandmaster Flash, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.