a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization serving Summit County, Ohio

2022 Mardi Gras Gala

For the last 50 years, donations made to Victim Assistance Program have directly impacted victims of crime and trauma in Summit County. With the increase in violence in our community over the last year, our service utilization has increased exponentially. The strong support of generous donors like you allows us to continue important services such as 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, and education to thousands of victims and the professionals who serve our community.

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, over 400 guests will join us in reminiscing about the celebratory times at The Tangier while creating new and lasting memories during our annual Mardi Gras Gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal, an open bar, and live & silent auctions, while helping us reach our fundraising goal of $150,000. The Quaker Station venue may be new, but our Bourbon Street extravaganza will remain the same lively event as always.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!
“Let the good times roll!”

How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Various sponsorship levels allow you or your business to showcase your support for Victim Assistance Program. After reviewing the options, determine which level compliments your needs or speak to us about a customized sponsorship.

Donate Items

Our Mardi Gras Committee is on the hunt for online silent and live auction items that will garner high bids! Not only will event attendees be bidding, but the entire community will be trying to outbid each other as well. Specific donated items are being sought to create themed baskets! We think the popularity of your business will boost bids and help us reach our fundraising goal!

Purchase a Program Book Advertisement

Our professionally printed program booklet, viewed by over 400 guests, is a compilation of event details, awardee highlights, bidding instructions, and an abundance of advertisements. Your ad will be seen by government officials, criminal justice professionals, business owners, community members, and social service agencies.

Bernard I. Rosen Community Service Award

Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro

This year, we are honoring Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro as our Bernard I. Rosen Award recipient. She exemplifies all that Bernie stood for and all that VAP strives to uphold in our work. We hope you will join us in gathering for an evening of celebration and reflection, and to recognize and honor one of our most dedicated community members.

Mardi Gras Committee

Chair, Nicole Hagy

Angelica George Ariana Barrett Ashley Konarski
Brianna Carter Celeste Vollmer Cindy Mitchell
Heaven DiMartino John Haynes Karla Orozco
Kimberly Stimmel Leanne Graham Maribeth Graham
Melanie Korman Miranda Twiggs Rebecca Cool
Selena Myers Tania Nemer








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