Annual Inspiration Dinner Honoring Donna Garske

International Association of Sufism’s Annual Inspiration Dinner
Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA

Honoring Donna Garske, Executive Director, Center for Domestic Peace
The International Association of Sufism will present its annual Humanitarian Award to Donna Garske
Tickets for the dinner are $80
Full tables of 8 may be purchased for $600 ($40 savings) (with recognition as a “Table Sponsor”)
Partial scholarships available


Individual ticket: $80
Full table of 8: $600

Sponsorship: $500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000 or more (Sponsorships to be listed in order of value in Dinner Program and in Dinner publicity.)

The International Association of Sufism is proud to celebrate the work and service of Donna Garske as our 2018 Annual Inspiration Dinner Honoree.  Our Annual Dinner honors individuals in our Bay Area Community who have made a significant impact on the well-being of humanity. Donna has been a pioneer in the four-decade long movement to end violence against women, from which so much has been learned about preventing violence in all its forms, cultivating peace, and creating constructive dialog around challenging social issues and dynamics.

Donna’s work began forty years ago helping women in the criminal justice system and soon led her to become the Executive Director of Marin Abused Women’s Services (MAWS), which later evolved into the Center for Domestic Peace. Her work has been influential in the drafting of the Federal Violence Against Women Act.  In 1992, the National Academy of Sciences recognized the learning center MAWS created for preventing violence against women and girls as a model approach in the field.

In 1997 MAWS received the National Marshall Award for excellence in violence prevention and Donna was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2003 MAWS received the nationally prominent Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Bryon’s Foundation. Donna has provided international leadership, developing Europe’s first batterers’ program and participating in the Network of East-West Women which supports domestic violence programs in Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Donna’s advocacy on behalf of women offers inspiration today to our own and the global community, embodying the highest values of humanity.

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