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 FY15 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 $50,000 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 numerous smaller outreach and education events.

Our major events are Trivia Night in October, Step Up to the Plate in November, and our annual Celebrating Success gala in April. Please follow our Events page for up-to-date info, and for ticket and sponsorship information.

Government Funders

We hold contracts with state and federal funding agencies to provide support for our Residential Programs and Steps to Justice legal services program. This support allows us to provide a consistent baseline of critical services

PLATINUM ($10,000 and Above)
Alice Willard Dorr Foundation
Melora and Andrew Balson
Boston Bruins Foundation
Chickering Foundation
Pamela Dippel Choney and Jeffrey Choney
Cummings Foundation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Hoban Family Charitable Trust
The Janey Fund Charitable Trust
Anne and Steven Kaplan
Sherry Katz and Mark Farber
Marigold Charitable Trust
The Miriam Fund
Jane and Clark Moeller
Barbara and Gregory Offringa
Partners HealthCare
Peoples Federal Savings Bank
Charitable Foundation
Joan Sapir and Joel Ristuccia
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Union Square Fund
Clare Villari and David Weinstein

GOLD ($5,000 – $9,999)
Jill and David Adler
Adobe Foundation
Belmont Savings Bank Foundation
Beth Israel Senior Citizens Housing
Cherise and Robert Bransfield
Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
Lynn and Bruce Dayton
Bridgitt and Bruce Evans Fisher Family Foundation
Forest Foundation
Fred and Sarah Lipsky Foundation
Christopher Gaffney and Karen Kames
Elizabeth and Todd Hammer
Elizabeth Hiser and Charles Hoban
Karp Family Foundation
Mary Ford and Gordon Kingsley
Brooke and Eric Meltzer
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Arthur and Loel Poor
Jane Price and David Schwartz
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Pamela and James Schwartz
Alexandra and Jody Simes
Jill and Michael Stansky
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler
Steve Glidden Foundation
Suzanne and David Wakefield
WISP, Inc.

SILVER ($2,500 – $4,999)
Anita and Stephen Adelson
Jessica and David Anorak
Patricia Baker and Albert Fine
Joan and Steve Belkin
Belmont Women’s Giving Circle
Susan and Barry Benjamin
BlackRock Foundation
Boston Private Bank and Trust Co.
Lynda and Jeffrey Bussgang
Roberta and Paul Carson
Marion Charbonneau
Cynthia Clarke
Coldwell Banker Cares
David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation
Valerie Davisson and Matthew Krummell
Lisa and Steven Finkel
First Church in Chestnut Hill
First Parish Church in Weston
Ethel and Gary Furst
Douglas and Valeri Gage
Steven Garfinkle and Lynne Friedlander
Lisa and John Giudice
Rosa Hallowell and Mark Stein
Harold and Anna S. Ullian Charitable Foundation
Ruth and Jan Heespelink
Claudia and Henry Henderson
Allison and Andrew Hirsch
Deborah Ireland
Ruth Isaacs
Sharon and Carl Johnson
Beth and Seth Klarman
Bonnie and Kenneth Kornman
Toby and Michael Kumin
Jessica and Ethan Lasser
Nancy Lukitsh
Susan McMurry
Laura McTaggart and Thomas Nolan
Phyllis Meyer
Orly Mishan and Timothy Crawford
Pamela and Jeffrey Mittleman
Lisa Monahan and Andy Levine
Deborah and Tim Moore
Ruth Nagle and Wallace Walker
Newton Lodge of Elks 1327
James and Christine Ostrow
Andrew and Jessica Parvey
Sarah Perry and Tony Kingsley
Holly Pope and Barton Kunstler
Elizabeth and Duncan Richardson
Lisa Rourke
Stuart Sadick and James Bryant
Cheryl and Arthur Sober
Catherine and James Stanzler
Xiaobei and Paul Sullivan
The Local Restaurant
The Village Bank
Kimberly and Christian Tosi
Amy and Michael Tuteur
Jeane Ungerleider and William Stone
Richie and Peter Vanderwarker
Lisa Goodman and William Weinreb
Sarah and Jonathon Winnay
Christine and Bryce Youngren

STEPPING STONE SOCIETY ($1,000 to $2,499)
Lucille Alderman
Judi and Matthew Appelstein
Britt and James Bardinelli
Lewis Bednarczuk
Julie and Bruce Berger
Catherine and John Becker
Ellen Bick
Madeleine Biondolillo
Brae Burn Country Club
Brookline Bank
Sari Brown
Neal Buchalter
Nancy Buck and James Sebenius
Scott Buquor and Alan Mayer
Anne Calabresi and Robert Oldshue
Cambridge Savings Bank
Shelby and Micael Chamberlain
Sue Chandler
Ellen Cohen and Daniel Haber
Marcy Crary and Doug Hall
Cindy and Ben Clements
Margaret Deutsch
Martha and Don Dolben
Elizabeth Drigotas
Kenneth Elgart
Anne Esbenshade and Michael Miele
Angela and Jason Falchuk
Family to Family Project
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Michelle and Andrew Feinberg
James and Jane Fong
Gretchen Fox Stein and Jay Stein
Brenda and Harvey Freishtat
Gwen Freishtat
Joan and Michael Gallant
Beth and John Gamel
Jennifer and Jeffrey Gandel
Deborah Garnick and Richard Wood
Elizabeth Gerlach and Harold Dennis
Shawna Giggey-Mashal and Robert Mashal
Donna Giovannini and Kenneth Hamel
Liane Glazer
Amy Gould
Morris Gould
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
David and Katherine Greenberg
Deborah Greene
Janice Gross and Stephen Klar
Melissa and Frank Hanenberger
Pria Elizabeth Harmon
Margaretta and Jerry Hausman
Ina and Lewis Heafitz
Hunt Street Fund
Jacqueline and Doug Husid
Susan and Ronald Kahn
Joy and Douglas Kant
Marianne Carmel
Lisa Kempler and Bruce Weinstock
Ronna and Thomas Klein
Nancy Korman

STEPPING STONE SOCIETY ($1,000 to $2,499), cont.
Laura and Barry Korobkin
Patricia and Jonathan Kraft
Wendy and Jason Kritzer
Emily and Jeffrey Kuvin
Cindy and Robert Laughrea
Bill Levin
Debbie and Barry Lipsett
Tristin and Martin Mannion
Marc Z. Legal Staffing
Grace Massey and Michael Broad
Matthew and Gilda Strazzula Foundation
Erin C. Miller
Karen and Barry Miller
Andrea Mintz and Bob Fox
Mintz Levin
Elizabeth Morgan and Holly Henson
Morris and Lillian P. Gould Family Foundation
Morris M. Rand Memorial Foundation
Eileen Morrison and Michael Jablon
Sarah and Jeff Newton
Paula’s Gift Fund
Payson Park Church
Susan and David Pettit
Leslie and Ken Pucker
R.L. Tennant Insurance Agency, Inc.
Arlene and Lawrence Rand
Julie and Michael Rand
Maria and Lorenz Rhomberg
Matt and Jessica Ristuccia
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Caitlin and Fredrik Roos
Julie Rosen and Gary Belowich
Laura Rosen and Douglas DeFonzo
Sue and Chuck Ross
Sacajawea Charitable Foundation
Ellen and Steve Segal
Lorna and Jeremiah Shafir
Sharon Shane
Ann and Phillip Sharp
Debbie and Michael Slater
Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Lillian Sober Ain
Sherri Spear and Steve Isakoff
Anne and Laurence Sperry
Evelina and Mark Taber
Lynne and Walter Tennant
Joan and Irwin Tepper
Ann Marie and William Teuber
The Aronson Foundation, Inc.
The Prospect Fund
Dora and Arthur Ullian
Verizon Wireless – Hopeline
Elizabeth Waksman and Darren Orbach
Watertown Savings Bank
Wealth Impact Partners
Web of Benefit Inc.
Wellesley Hills Jr. Women’s Club
Kim Williams and Trevor Miller
Wilson, Marino and Bonnevie, P.C.
Henriette and Robert Wohlgemuth
Louise Wolfe and Stefan Ahlblad
Peggy and Richard Wolman
Carolyn and Charles Wood
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.

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