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DVCC Celebrates 40 Years

DVCC Celebrates 40 YEARS of EXCELLENCE

2020 INAUGURAL FOUNDERS AWARD RECIPIENT
Patricia C. Phillips

Pat Phillips has been a champion of domestic violence services for over 40 years. It all started in 1979 with a Junior League initiative to identify the most pressing, unmet need in Stamford and the surrounding communities. Immediately Pat and nearly 100 of her co-members identified domestic violence. Pat recounts, “It was a stunning decision, given that few people at the time knew anything about domestic violence, and even fewer wanted to talk about it.” Without hesitation, Pat took on one of the most challenging, misunderstood and hidden issues of the day. Forty years later, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center as we know it today is thanks to Pat’s vision, leadership, fortitude and indomitable spirit.

LEADERS SPONSORS
Brookfield Properties
John & Lynn Watkins

LEGACY SPONSORS
Holland & Knight
Pat & Bob Phillips

SUSTAINER SPONSORS
Wendy Herrick & David Owens
Jill & Kevin Plancher
Janill & Sahul Sharma
Stamford Health
UBS
Judith Udell
Viking Construction, Inc.

MEDIA SPONSOR
Moffly Media

40th CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
Tati Coutinho
Jennifer Essigs
Margo Ferguson
Lisa Parrelli Gray
Mindy Houck
Manda Riggs
Janeen Savini
Janill Sharma
Ellie St.Denis
Lisa Watkins
Lynn Watkins
Lola White

DVCC MISSION
DVCC is committed to providing effective services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence in the Connecticut communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and beyond.

Thank you to each of you, our sponsors, donors, volunteers, board of directors, advisory board, staff, and community partners for supporting DVCC’s 40th year celebration!
Thank you for joining us and honorong Pat Phillips with DVCC’s Founders Award, hearing from Kathleen Silard, President and CEO of Stamford Health on the importance of the healthcare partnership in preventing domestic violence, and Executive Director, Suzanne Adam on the future of DVCC.
Thank you for your sponsorships, ticket purchases, donations, paddle raises, auction participation, and invaluable commitment to DVCC’s critical mission.
Until we see you again, on behalf of the people we serve, we share our sincerest gratitude.

HONORARY CHAIR
Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE
President & CEO, Stamford Health

Kathleen Silard began her career as a nurse in the pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York. Following a transition to healthcare administration, she joined Stamford Health in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kathleen led the organization’s facility master plan and was instrumental in opening the new Stamford Hospital on time and under budget. She was integral in the development of the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, the first dedicated pediatric ED in Fairfield County. Other notable accomplishments include expanding services at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and joining Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative, developing a partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and providing leadership that resulted in achieving Magnet® Distinction. In 2018, Kathleen was named President and CEO of Stamford Health.

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