Each December, the Action Alliance honors leaders and community members who have taken extraordinary action to bring about the necessary change to end sexual and domestic violence. Their leadership offers hope for a better tomorrow. 

In addition to honoring our HOPE Awardees and recognizing our new Lifetime Members, we invite advocates and supporters from around Virginia to join us as unveil our 40th Anniversary online timeline exhibit and have some fun with a dance party!

This year, the Action Alliance honors Senator Barbara A. Favola (Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun) and Delegate Karrie K. Delaney (Fairfax and Loudoun) with the HOPE Award.

Senator Barbara A. Favola

For the past decade, Sen. Favola has been a steadfast champion in the Senate on behalf of children, families, and survivors of violence. Serving as Chair of Virginia’s Sexual & Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, she has cultivated a close relationship with the field that has led to her sponsoring numerous bills limiting abuser access to firearms, reforming systems responses, and establishing the first ever sexual and domestic violence prevention fund in Virginia. She has also worked to amplify our issues on the national stage, urging our Congressional delegation to reauthorize VAWA and to pass the much needed VOCA Fix Act, while advocating for the inclusion of stop-gap ARPA funding to sexual and domestic violence agencies during the pandemic.

Delegate Karrie K. Delaney

Since joining the General Assembly in 2018, Del. Delaney has dedicated almost her entire legislative career to increasing survivor access to life-saving community resources, centering advocate and sexual and domestic violence agency needs in criminal justice reform efforts, and in helping to advocate for expanded investments in primary prevention. Previously a sexual assault advocate, Del. Delaney is a strong ally at the General Assembly who is invested in long-term change for survivors. Her bills to study and reform Virginia’s healthcare response to sexual assault survivors have resulted in the initiation of numerous task forces and workgroups with a wide and multidisciplinary approach to creating lasting solutions for survivors.

Make it hybrid! Get dressed in your COVID-best and gather with a few of your closest friends or bring together your agency staff for a COVID-safe party.

Tickets: $50/individual; $160 for group of 4 tickets; $320 for group of 8 tickets. (Lifetime Members discount: $100 for group of 4 and $200 for group of 8.)

To ensure the timely arrival of your celebration boxes, please purchase your tickets by November 17.

Support our work

Become a Sponsor

  • Educator, $2,500: includes registration for two participants, complimentary half-page yearbook ad in commemorative 40th Anniversary booklet, display of your organization name/logo on marketing materials as a sponsor, both printed and virtual.
  • Compassionate Community Member, $750: includes registration for one participant, complimentary half-page yearbook ad in commemorative 40th Anniversary booklet; display your organization name/logo as a sponsor.
  • Friend, $125: your or your organization’s name as a sponsor.
  • Click here for more sponsorship opportunities. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wong at give@vsdvalliance.org or 804-377-0335.

Purchase a Yearbook Ad

The 40th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet features excerpts and photos from our “Many Stories. One Movement.” oral history project and will be given to all Act. Honor. Hope. attendees. Support our work by purchasing a yearbook style ad celebrating our 40 years of work together. Submissions? Questions? Email give@vsdvalliance.org. Full-color ads should be submitted as PDF, JPG, or PNG by November 12.

  • Full-page, $175: 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • Half-page, $100: 4.25″ x 2.75″
  • Quarter-page, $50: 1.375″ x 2.125″

Thank you to our sponsors!

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