Council on Child Abuse Raises $36,000

June 18, 2021
Reach for the Stars From Afar Event Graphic

Reach for the Stars Event Recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Council on Child Abuse (COCA) raised $36,000 through their annual Reach for the Stars event on April 23, 2021. Instead of gathering in person, community members were invited to support COCA from afar by enjoying a carry-out meal prepared by the Manor House, entering a raffle or bidding on items in a virtual auction. In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the annual fundraiser benefits COCA’s efforts in providing education and public awareness programs to prevent and stop abuse and bullying where children live, learn, and play.


COCA would like to thank Diamond Sponsor the William R. Dally Foundation, Platinum Sponsors Ohio National Financial Services and Victory Wholesale Group along with many others for supporting Reach for the Stars from Afar. COCA appreciates the work of the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee for planning a successful and safe event in this time of continued uncertainty. A special thanks to Board of Trustees President Julie Johnson, Vice President Maura Kelly, members Edita Dolan-Mayo, Frank Engoglia, Joe Condren, Karen Losher, Marcus Thompson, Mary Katherine Hammett, Mary Kay Calonge, Nicole Chimento, Samantha Mosby, Sandra Kirkham, Sandy Rabe and Development Committee members Melanie Bauer, Susan Burdick and Laura Mena.