Zonta’s 5th Annual 2015 Breaking the Silence Zonta Awards Gala

February 7, 2015

6:00 – 9:30 pm

Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St, Charleston, SC

Our Keynote Speaker:  Doug Pardue, Report with the Post and Courier.  He is one of 4 reporters responsible for the 5 part series “Till Death Do We Part.”

Terry Haas, HGTV TV personality and local Realtor, will emcee the event.    

Tickets on sale: $75 per person  

A limited number of tickets are still available. Please call Diana Bogart for purchase information or with any questions 843.822.0146.

The event is annually hosted by the Zonta Club of Charleston and Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina and benefits victims of domestic violence. Nominations for the 5th Annual Breaking the Silence Awards are accepted in the following categories: Best Volunteer, Best Advocate and Best Professional. Liza’s Lifeline Person of the Year for lifelong achievement will be selected by the board of Liza’s Lifeline and announced at the event. Nominations for 2015 are now closed- please consider submitting nominations for 2016.

Past recipients include: Mayor R. Keith Summey, Ellen Steinberg, Scott Beard, Dr. Jennifer Pullano, Kristen Hankla, Verizon Wireless Charleston Call Center, Easter LaRoche, Elmire Raven, Sarah Finkelstein, Dr. Alyssa Rheingold, Latasha High Rivers, Sue Warren, Abby Himmelein, Marlvis “Butch” Kennedy, Robin Sevigney, Dr. Dean Kilpatrick and Vickey Cornelison-Grant.

Domestic violence is the issue number one in our state. Many risk their lives by answering domestic disturbance calls, others fight their battle in the court rooms. For most parts, these individuals are not recognized for their tireless work and we want to rectify that.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina

MUSC – National Crime Victims Research and Treatment

Gold Sponsors:

Dr. Dean Kilpatrick

Dan Martin – Allstate Insurance Co.

Mike & Diana, Cruise Planners

Wine Sponsors:

Renee Roscoe – Republic National Distributing

Jeff Vosberg – Southern Wine and Spirits

Ms. Pam Tinsley and Elizabeth Schwartz

Thank you to the Harbour Club for the ongoing support of our club and event!