As part of our fundraising efforts, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic holds a signature Annual Tribute event. Hosted by Blakes, the Annual Tribute is a truly inspiring evening that brings together an influential and diverse collection of people determined to inspire change.
The Annual Tribute represents many things: the coming together of a tight-knit community to honour a woman whose life was ended by violence; the incredible commitment of our sponsors, donors and guests who make the evening a triumphant success; the tireless devotion of staff whose work focuses on what Barbra had once dreamed of doing herself; and, the bravery of women whose lives have been interrupted by violence.
This year’s Annual Tribute was an undeniable success. More than 550 people came out to show their support, raising over $212,000. The funds raised at the Tribute are crucial to sustaining the Clinic’s integrated legal, counselling and interpretation services…services that more than 4,700 women in the community used last year alone.
Thank you to each and every one of you who demonstrated your support. Whether you volunteered, made a donation, bet on one (or many) of the live and silent auction items you made the evening – not just possible, but an enormous success.