step up & speak out 

a benefit for the children’s advocacy center

Join us to add your voice to the fight against child abuse and to honor outstanding individual contributions to supporting and protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UMass Club, One Beacon Street, Boston
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 honorees

First Lady Lauren Baker
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

As First Lady, Lauren works to improve the lives of the children of Massachusetts, focusing in particular on the children served by their Department of Children and Families, through her work with the Wonderfund, a private, nonprofit she helped launch.

Robert L. Reynolds
President & CEO, Putnam Investments 

Robert Reynolds has a long history of impactful philanthropy, promoting and supporting a range of causes from higher education to healthcare to social justice. His progressive leadership in the financial services industry is rivaled only by his investment in our community, benefiting the lives of countless children and families.

Special Recognition
Daniel F. Conley
Suffolk County District Attorney

For 16 years as Suffolk County District Attorney, Dan Conley has been a leader in advocating for children impacted by violence and abuse and a very special friend to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County.

presenting sponsors

Bob & Laura Reynolds

ambassador sponsors

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Please visit our Sponsor Page for a full list of this year's supporters. 

2018 host committee

Event Co-Chairs
Anne Tamer Hajjar & Charles Hajjar
Elisabeth Schadae Percelay & Bruce Percelay
Kimberly Henry Quagliaroli & Jim Quagliaroli

Honorary Co-Chairs
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
District Attorney Daniel F. Conley

Host Committee
Julie & Jay Bisognano
Christina & Zach Canter
Metin Celebi
Lauren & Daniel Cence
Peter Flaherty 
Carol & Jack Harrington
Cheryl & Keith McDermott
Kristina & Matt Morgan

Suzanne Rothschild & John Baynard
Marilois Snowman
Marie St. Fleur
Meredith Weenick

For more information on the
Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County 
please visit