CAC News

2022 Step Up & Speak Out is Record-Breaking Fundraiser for CAC

On Thursday, October 27 nearly 400 supporters, partners, and community members gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Boston to celebrate the strength of survivors and support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County’s free services for the children and families of Suffolk County.

Attendees stepped up in a big way, donating $142,325 in just 3 hours―$50,000 of which was matched thanks to Jim Quagliaroli―bringing the grand total for the event to an incredible $593,925!

This year, the CAC honored Boston Police Superintendent Lanita D. Cullinane and Dellbrook|JKS President & CEO and CAC Board of Trustee, Mike Fish for their profound advocacy and leadership in promoting the mission of the CAC and the children we serve.

Bloomberg anchor and reporter Janet Wu served as emcee while event co-chairs Anne Tamer Hajjar and Jay Bisognano rallied supporters for the record-breaking fund-a-need appeal.

Our photographers captured a lot of the excitement from the evening and we’ve shared some of their photos on our Facebook page. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you should be able to view the album here.

It was a night to remember, and one that we are truly grateful for!


Check out photos from the benefit!