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Join us at our Second Annual Gratitude Gala!

The Gala is a formal evening dedicated to reflecting on and celebrating the successes of the previous year, as well as thanking our friends, partners, funders and donors for their contributions. It is also a time to educate and inspire attendees to continue their fight against child abuse in the year ahead.

This year we are exceptionally honored to have Matthew Sandusky as our keynote speaker.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 6-11:30 PM

The Club at Shepard Hills
17 Chemung Street
Waverly, NY 14892

Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and carving stations; be inspired by Keynote Speaker Matthew Sandusky, author, child abuse activists and survivor; an cut loose with music and dancing!

Tickets go on sale on November 1, 2018. Click to purchase tickets.

gratitude gala logoBecome a 2019 Gala Sponsor!

Learn about sponsorship levels on our sponsorship webpage.

Thank you to those who have already jumped on to become 2019 Sponsors: 

  • Williams
  • Williams Family Foundation
  • GTP 
  • First Energy
  • Leprino Foods
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Sheetz
  • Shore Auto Sales
  • PS Bank
  • VFW Canton
  • Tioga Downs
  • Flynn Energy
  • Etech
  • Landy & Rossettie Law Firm

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Executive Director Katy Vandewark at 570-265-4132 or

In 2018 we hosted our first annual Gratitude Gala. This event was a huge success and our largest event to date.