Mark your calendars for Friday, March 21st as Jane Doe No More and presenting sponsor, The Petit Family Foundation, host the 5th Annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Award & Recognition Dinner at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. Two outstanding individuals will be recognized for their extraordinary commitment and unwavering dedication to ending the silence, and improving the lives of sexual assault survivors.

A Jane Doe No More scholarship will also be awarded. Tickets for this powerful and celebratory event are $125 per person and include open bar, cocktail reception, dinner and dessert. And you won’t want to miss our fabulous silent and live auction! Tables of 10 may be reserved and event sponsors and auction items are being sought (see attached). Thank you to those who have already signed on! Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased at

This year’s award recipients are Erin Merryn, nationally recognized speaker, writer and activist and Peggy Panagrossi, Executive Director of Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.

Erin Merryn of Illinois was sexually assaulted as a child and threatened into silence. Erin is now the force behind Erin’s Law, which requires school districts to teach age-appropriate child sexual abuse education to elementary school students, school teachers, administrators and parents. To date this law has been passed in 9 states, and has been or is being introduced in 25 states this year including Connecticut. Erin was featured on Oprah and named one of Glamour Magazine’s 2012 Women of the Year.

For over 26 years, Peggy Panagrossi’s dedication and leadership has paved the way for Safe Haven to grow and flourish. During Peggy’s tenure, the agency has expanded its domestic violence counseling programs, adopted the sexual assault crisis services program, enhanced services for children, and opened a satellite office in Southbury, Connecticut.

For more information about the event please reach out to me or contact 203-729-0245.