Events by Year: 2017

September 14, 2017 | Tiburon, California

 San Francisco Bay Area Committee discussed Joyful Heart’s advocacy work and efforts to pass rape kit reform laws in California and across the U.S. at a reception at the home of Board Member Amanda Stephens and her husband, Bart.

September 12, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA

More than 120 supporters gathered on September 12 for a fashion luncheon hosted by Bottega Veneta, Joyful Heart, and Vanity Fair to benefit our work.

August 3, 2017 | New York, NY

More than 150 guests joined the GenerationJOY committee and Joyful Heart staff on August 3 to celebrate the healing power of art at ART4JOY, an art show and auction.

July 12, 2017 | New York, NY

With summer in full swing, Joyful Heart partner organization FabFitFun is featuring us in its seasonal subscription box filled with the latest beauty and lifestyle products.

June 28, 2017 | Brooklyn, New York

Hundreds of people attended Binge-Watch for a Cause, a daylong screening of the hit television show Younger, on Saturday, June 24, to benefit Joyful Heart’s initiatives. TV Land, Viacom, and Refinery29 hosted the event.

June 16, 2017 | New York, NY

Joyful Heart Foundation Founder and President Mariska Hargitay testified June 16 on Capitol Hill before the new Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence about the national rape kit backlog.

June 15, 2017 | New York, NY

Joyful Heart Foundation celebrated the strength of a community determined to support survivors and to transform the way society responds to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse on May 22, 2017 at its 10th annual Joyful Revolution Gala.

Joyful Heart’s Founder and President Mariska Hargitay thanked guests for their support at the event held at Spring Studios in downtown Manhattan. The evening gathered survivors, advocates, state legislators, New York City officials, actors, celebrity chefs, non-profit groups, Joyful Heart’s board of directors, and event and dinner co-chairs. It also featured moving performances from Kathryn Gallagher and Cynthia Erivo.

May 16, 2017 | Los Angeles, California

Joyful Heart was honored to join leading domestic violence organizations in California in November 2016 to form a Learning Circle, convened by the Blue Shield of California Foundation. The Circle came together for six months of facilitated learning sessions to explore each organization's practices that lift up survivor-centered approaches with the purpose of producing a white paper for funders and the field at large. 

May 13, 2017 | Hollywood, California

Survivors and supporters excitedly lined up outside The Martlet Tattoo Parlor in Hollywood, California on May 13 to attend an all-day flash tattoo fundraiser to support Joyful Heart. The event organizer, Still Not Asking For It (SNAFI), promotes awareness and discussions of sexual assault and violence in our community and to say it is unacceptable.

March 12, 2017 | Los Angeles, California

Our Los Angeles Committee hosted a Spring Charity SoulCycle Ride on March 12 to benefit Joyful Heart's work to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse in California. Instructor Angela Davis — a five-time, all-American Olympian — filled the room with her magnetically positive energy as she led 50 adults on an inspiring ride.