Our Supporters

The Second Step could not do what we do without our supporters. Providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered services at no cost in our challenging economic climate is no easy task. Our FY16 supporters, listed here, have made a dramatic and lasting impact in the lives of the survivors we serve. THANK YOU!


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Gifts, Grants, &
Individual Contributions

Reflecting our long history in the communities of Newton, MetroWest, and Boston, we draw a significant amount of our support from individuals just like you. From $25 recurring monthly donations to larger multi-year pledges and matching gifts, every level of commitment to the programs and services we provide makes a real and lasting impact to the families we serve.


We hold three major fundraising events each year, as well as many smaller outreach and education events. Please follow our Events page for up-to-date info, and for ticket and sponsorship information. We hope to see you there!

Government Funders

We are proud to partner with with state and federal funding agencies that provide partial support for our Residential Programs, Community Programs, and Steps to Justice legal services program. These multi-year contracts allow us to provide a consistent baseline of critical services.


PLATINUM ($10,000 and Above)
Melora and Andrew Balson
Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
Chickering Foundation
Pamela Dippel Choney and Jeffrey Choney
Cummings Foundation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Christopher Gaffney and Karen Kames
Hoban Family Charitable Trust
Karp Family Foundation
Sherry Katz and Mark Farber
Massachusetts Charitable Society
Brooke and Eric Meltzer
Barbara and Gregory Offringa
Joan Sapir and Joel Ristuccia
The Janey Fund Charitable Trust
The Miriam Fund
The TJX Companies, Inc.
The Union Square Fund
Clare Villari and David Weinstein

GOLD ($5,000 – $9,999)
Adobe Foundation
Joan and Steve Belkin
Belmont Savings Bank Foundation
Berkshire Charitable Foundation
Heidi Gardner and Ivan Matviak
Steve Glidden Foundation
Liz and Todd Hammer
Ruth and Jan Heespelink
Claudia and Henry Henderson
Anne and Steven Kaplan
Seth A. and Beth S. Klarman
Fred and Sarah Lipsky Foundation
Laura McTaggart and Thomas Nolan
Ruth Nagle and Wallace Walker
Sarah and Jeff Newton
Partners Healthcare
Andrew and Jessica Parvey
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Jane Price and David Schwartz
Lisa Rourke
Santander Bank
Barbara and Edward Shapiro
Alexandra and Jody Simes
Jill and Michael Stansky
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler
The Village Bank
Suzanne and David Wakefield

SILVER ($2,500 – $4,999)
Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
Susan and Barry Benjamin
Boston Private Bank and Trust Co.
Boys and Girls Club of Newton
Cherise and Robert Bransfield
Sarah and RJ Buckley
Liane Clamen
Cynthia Clarke
Ellen Cohen and Daniel Haber
Marcy Crary and Tim Hall
Joseph A. DeNucci
Lisa and Steven Finkel
First Church in Chestnut Hill
First Parish Church in Weston
Mary Ford and Gordon Kingsley
Brenda and Harvey Freishtat
Douglas and Valeri Gage
Steven Garfinkle and Lynne Friedlander
Donna Giovannini and Kenneth Hamel
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Janice Gross and Stephen Klar
Ruth Isaacs
Joshua Klevens and Anna Sinaiko
Bonnie and Kenneth Kornman
Emily and Jeffrey Kuvin
LOC Associates
Nancy Lukitsh
Deborah Maniace
Marigold Charitable Trust
Susan McMurry
Pamela and Jeffrey Mittleman
Deborah and Tim Moore
Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Sarah Perry and Tony Kingsley
Holly Pope and Barton Kunstler
Leslie and Ken Pucker
Arlene and Lawrence Rand
Maria and Lorenz Rhomberg
Pamela and James Schwartz
Cheryl and Arthur Sober
Kimberly and Christian Tosi
Harold and Anna S. Ullian Charitable Foundation
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Henriette and Robert Wohlgemuth
Sandrine Yazbeck-Halpin and Dermot Halpin
Christine and Bryce Youngren

STEPPING STONE SOCIETY ($1,000 to $2,499)
Jill and David Adler
Robin and Philippe Amouyal
Arbella Insurance Group
Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund
Patricia Baker and Albert Fine
Ellen Bick
BioBridges, LLC
Madeleine Biondolillo
Brae Burn Country Club
Chris and Katy Brunner
Neal Buchalter
Andrea and Brad Buchbinder
Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant
Anne Calabresi and Robert Oldshue
Sara Campbell
Roberta and Paul Carson
Shelby and Micael Chamberlain
Janet and Steve Clay
Kimberly and Jonathan Davis
Valerie Davisson and Matthew Krummell
Nicola and Timothy Day
Lynn and Bruce Dayton
Rachel and Daniel Dori
Elizabeth Drigotas
Kenneth Elgart
Anne Esbenshade and Michael Miele
Michelle and Andrew Feinberg
Tara and Scott Fitzgerald
Kay Foley
James and Jane Fong
Andrea Mintz and Bob Fox
Joan and Michael Gallant
Beth and John Gamel
Jennifer and Jeffrey Gandel
Deborah Garnick and Richard Wood
Martha Gaudet
Anne Gillespie
Lisa and John Giudice
Marcia and Philip Giudice
Lisa Goodman and William Weinreb
Morris & Lillian P. Gould Family Foundation
Merle and James Grandberg
David and Katherine Greenberg
Melissa and Frank Hanenberger
Linda and Keith Hartman
Margaretta and Jerry Hausman
Ina and Lewis Heafitz
Allison and Andrew Hirsch

STEPPING STONE SOCIETY ($1,000 to $2,499), cont.
Ruth Horowitz and Bob Schwartz
Jacqueline and Doug Husid
Jennifer Hyde and David Bronstein
Sharon and Carl Johnson
Susan and Ronald Kahn
Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Marianne Karmel
Nancy Karp
Ryan and Jaime Kim
Nancy Korman
Laura and Barry Korobkin
Patricia and Jonathan Kraft
Toby and Michael Kumin
Jessica and Ethan Lasser
Cindy and Robert Laughrea
Law Office of Eileen Morrison
Marcia and Alan Leifer
Rocky and Julius Levin
William Levin
Heather and Bill Maffie
Melanie Manning
Shari and John Marquis
Massachusetts Bankers Assoc. Charitable Foundation
Grace Massey and Michael Broad
Alan Mayer and Scott Buquor
Krista McCabe and Steven Cruz
Mary and Michael McConnell
Chana and Steven Meyer
Phyllis Meyer
Karen and Barry Miller
Laura and Gregory Milmoe
Mintz Levin
Orly Mishan and Timothy Crawford
Jane and Clark Moeller
Kristin and Stephen Mugford
John and Rebecca Murphy
Suzanne and Andrew Offit
James and Christine Ostrow
Laurie and Krishna Palepu
Paula’s Gift Fund
Payson Park Church
Prologis, L.C.
Julie and Michael Rand
Morris M. Rand Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Red Sox Foundation
Matt and Jessica Ristuccia
Lisa Rosenbaum and Ronald Fisher
Marjorie Ross-Decter and Adam Decter
Ellen and Steve Segal
Ann and Phillip Sharp

STEPPING STONE SOCIETY ($1,000 to $2,499), cont.

Darlene Sheehan and Steve Cohen
Anne and Laurence Sperry
Jennifer Stone and Robert Waldinger
Carol and Jared Stuckey
R.L. Tennant Insurance Agency, Inc.
Ann Marie and William Teuber
The Prospect Fund
Jeane Ungerleider and William Stone
Richie and Peter Vanderwarker
Verizon Wireless – Hopeline
Kajal and Stephen Vicinelli
Elizabeth Waksman and Darren Orbach
Robert and Katherine Wallace
Watertown Savings Bank
Wellesley Hills Jr. Women’s Club Inc.
Catherine and Richard White
Kim Williams and Trevor Miller
Patricia Chessare Wu and Norman Wu
Beverly and Franklin Zweiman

…and many, many more…

Thank you!


Your support has changed lives, and your continued commitment ensures that survivors continue to receive the shelter, case-management, stabilization, legal, and supportive services that they and their children need to live lives free from violence and full of possibility.