Help Us Get There

June 24, 2014 | BY Sukey Novogratz | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

My name is Sukey Novogratz, and I am a very proud board member of the Joyful Heart Foundation. My family and I have a fierce commitment to Joyful Heart’s mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness surrounding these issues.

I am also a survivor.

The simplest reason why I support Joyful Heart—beyond what they have done for me in my own life, which has been considerable—is that this organization gets stuff done. From directly bringing healing and joy to so many lives impacted by trauma, to creating systemic change—from Memphis to D.C.— that facilitates more healing and justice to survivors, to creating a desperately-needed shift in the way we talk about and respond to these issues, they get it done.

That’s why I’m committed to doing everything I can to continue Joyful Heart’s transformative work. So between now and June 30, my family and I will be matching every donation you make—dollar for dollar—up to $100,000.

That means your gift will have double the impact. Consider a gift of $15, $50, $100, $500—or even more. Every dollar makes a difference and will be invested wisely.

Join with our community in collectively giving $100,000 by June 30, and my family and I will match your generosity along the way.

As I told you, I am a survivor—of a violent gang rape on a college campus. In April, my daughter Anna and I went to Washington, DC, and I told my story at the White House gathering convened by Joyful Heart and the Administration to address campus sexual assault. Then just last month, I see the cover of TIME magazine. 

And who is quoted? Our visionary Founder & President, Mariska Hargitay:

"I may not see the end of violence in my lifetime, but I am committed to doing everything I can to bring it about. "

So am I. And I know you are too. Our community is fearless and bold. Thank you for your commitment and support. Together we will get there.



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