a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

29th Mardi Gras Gala

Saturday, March 6, 2021

6:00pm – 7:30pm                


For the last 29 years, proceeds from our annual Mardi Gras Gala have directly impacted victims of crime and trauma in Summit County. The strong support of generous donors like you, allow our team to provide 24-hour crime scene response, advocacy and education to over 6,000 individuals a year.

For the first time ever, this Bourbon Street extravaganza is going virtual. Attendees can expect food, drinks, awards, auctions, games, and plenty of opportunities to donate throughout the night. We’ve partnered with some great local companies and vendors this year.

Will you join in helping to reach our goal of $100,000 this year?

2021 Bernard I. Rosen Community Service Award

Retired Akron Police Captain, Sylvia Trundle

Sylvia Trundle retired in July 2017 as captain of the patrol subdivision of the Akron Police Department.  During and after her tenure, Sylvia continues to embody community, always striving to enhance the place for which we live, work, and play. She is a graduate of Leadership Akron, the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, and like Bernie Rosen, has sat on too many board of directors to mention. Victim Assistance Program was fortunate enough to have Sylvia sit as our Board Chair from 2012-2013.

2021 Courage Award

Announcement coming soon!



Co Chairs: Nicole Hagy & Danielle Murphy 


Annette Bader Amina Hall
Gia Bell Brooke Honkonen
Crystal Brodzenski Jody James
Brianna Carter Ashley Konarski
Mo Cmunt Justin Leonti
Erin Cole Rana Matar
Rebecca Cool Karla Orozco
Jordan Doyle Alexandra Potter
Christel Durbec Traci Swain
Leanne Graham Devan Weckerly






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