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Thanks to our BASW 2013 Sponsors

BNY Mellon
Mintz Levin
PI Garden Fund
The TJX Companies, Inc.
451 Marketing
Boston Bruins Foundation
DentaQuest Foundation
Eastern Bank
The Karol Group, Inc.
Massachusetts Port Authority
Neighborhood Health Plan Inc.
Northeast Utilities
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Program
Casa Myrna
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at BIDMC
Elizabeth Stone House
The Network/La Red
Northeastern University's Center for Sport in Society
Passageway at Brigham and Women's Hospital
UU Urban Ministry/Renewal House

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"Educating our communities and elected officials about the needs of survivors in our local cities and towns requires year round focus. JDI is our pathway to informing and influencing the state and national agenda to end sexual and domestic violence." ~ Karen Cavanaugh, JDI board member and Executive Director of Womanshelter/Companeras, pictured here with a JDI delegation meeting with Congressman Niki Tsongas

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The room was abuzz as Mayor and Angela Menino worked their way through the crowd in the beautiful Oval Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. They were humble, generous, and talkative with the hundreds of well-wishes who had come to thank them for decades of advocacy and leadership on behalf of victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  
William "Bill" Delahunt, Emcee Karen Holmes-Ward of Channel 5, JDI Interim Executive Director Debra Robbin, JDI Board President Suzanne Dubus and Board Development Chair Stephanie Lee presented the Delahunt Award for Extraordinary Public Service to The Honorable Mayor Thomas M. Menino and First Lady Angela F. Menino.  Jerry Rossi, Title of The TJX Companies, invited to come on stage for a well deserved recognition, the talented team of professionals who donated their services to produce the wonderful video tribute to the Meninos.
Stephanie Lee explained that when meeting with the Meninos about the goals of the event, they made clear they did not want another plaque, vase or award to sit on a shelf.  They asked that JDI use the money instead to purchase something of value for a local program.  The Meninos were surprised when Chris Womendez, Executive Director of FINEX House, was called on stage to accept over 100 books that will be given to the women and children in their honor.
BASW 2013 Menino event for Jane Doe
Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh stopped by for the tribute and Mayor Menino called him up in a show of unity and a shared commitment to address these issues as a basic matter of public health and public safety.  We were also joined by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, Boston Police Acting Commissioner Bill Evans, Boston
 Public Health Commissioner Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Governor's Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence Director Sheridan Haines and many of our partners in state government, Joe Timilty and so many others.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters for making this a truly special evening.
Click here for photographs by Ilene Perlman.

A look back at JDI Events


On May 16, 2013, JDI presented the inaugural Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to attorneys Sue Finegan, Peter Biagetti and the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovskly and Popeo, PC.   Thanks to the Timilty Family for hosting the event at the beautiful Algonquin Club and to all of our sponsors:

  • Platinum sponsors:  BNY Mellon, Mintz Levin, PI Garden Fund, Verizon
  • Gold and bronze sponsors:   Casa Myrna, The Karol Group, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Ken Novack, The TJX Companies, Inc. and the Joseph F. Timilty Family

Click here to read JDI Executive Director Mary Lauby's remarks and see photos and videos of the speeches.



On February 13, 2013, JDI presented the Delahunt Award for Extraordinary Public Service to Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • Platinum sponsors:  BNY Mellon, Mintz Levin, PI Garden Fund
  • Gold and bronze sponsors:  Barbara Lee, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Karol Group, Massport, Tufts Health Plan, Verizon and 451 Marketing

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On October 25, 2012, the JDI Board of Directors

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Click here for an archive of past JDI Events  

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