Cornerstone Raises Over $59,000 At 8th Annual Women’s Day Luncheon

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Northumberland County – Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone), is pleased to share that over $59,000 was raised at the 8th annual Women’s Day Luncheon that took place on Thursday, May 9th at the Best Western in Cobourg.

The Northumberland community came together for an afternoon in support of Cornerstone and enjoyed lunch, a silent auction, a Nights of Shelter fundraising initiative, a photo booth presented by The EL Cobourg, and heard from the captivating guest speaker, Maryam Monsef.

“We were thrilled to have Maryam as our guest speaker, her speech resonated with the audience and we were left feeling inspired to make a difference” said Cornerstone Executive Director, Nancy Johnston.

The 2024 Women’s Day Luncheon was made possible thanks to Cornerstone’s generous sponsors, including Speaker Sponsor Lindsey Edwards NOCO Realty Group, Lunch Sponsor KAMBEO, Match Sponsor Link Auto Group, Table Sponsors Part Time CFO Services, Cobourg Police Service, and ACME Electric, Gift Sponsors Shoppers Drug Mart Cobourg, Spoolon Manufacturing, and Lakeside Shuttle, and our Prize Sponsors Stadtke Plumbing and Heating, The Mortgage Centre, Karen Chalovich Investment Group, and Cameco.

“The sun was shining, and the room was full of beautiful people who share the common goal of raising funds and awareness for Cornerstone. It was another perfect event, that I amgrateful to have been a part of” commented Speaker Sponsor, Lindsey Edwards.

The funds from the luncheon go towards Cornerstone’s necessary programs and services, helping support local families rebuild their lives after experiencing gender-based violence.

“We are thankful for our community of supporters. The 8th annual Women’s Day Luncheon would not have been possible without our sponsors, those who attended, made donations, contributed to our silent auction or the décor, our dedicated planning committee, volunteers, and our incredible community all made this event possible and played a role in raising funds to support our services” said Cornerstone Executive Director, Nancy Johnston.

Established in 1983, Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) is an accredited violence against women agency working to end gender-based violence by providing accessible, compassionate, and best practice modeled programs and services inclusive of shelter, counselling, housing support, and prevention through a support system that inspires hope, creates safety, and fosters resilience.

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