Keynote Speaker: Jaycee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by two strangers from a bus stop in her hometown of Lake Tahoe in 1991. After surviving 18 years of abuse at the hands of her two assailants, she was finally reunited with her mother and family in 2009. Jaycee is now the author of two New York Times Best Sellers: A Stolen Life: A memoir (2011) and Freedom: My Book of Firsts (2016).
Reuniting with her family required an extensive, multi-disciplinary approach to get through a very difficult transition in their lives. They needed protection, expertise, support, and the ability to make choices as they started their healing journey. Jaycee believes that families who survive major life traumas need and deserve the kind of support her family received. Because of this belief, Jaycee and her family formed The JAYC Foundation (Just Ask Yourself to Care). The JAYC Foundation mission is to be of service to families and individuals that have experienced a severe crisis, challenge or conflict through a major life disruption.
Thank You from Julie Valentine Center
From the CEO's Desk
This year's Julie Valentine Day looked very different from the the past 10 years and yet we still felt the love and support of our community coming together to stand with survivors by supporting Julie Valentine Center. 26 sponsors plus 820 donors raising over $217,000 made for a very Happy Julie Valentine Day and made the Julie Valentine Center Journey of Hope and Healing a huge success!
This event was truly a team effort and we would like to thank all of those who made this event possible.
We are incredibly grateful for the Castellani Family and their continuing support as our presenting sponsor for the 10th year in a row. Thanks to the 25 additional sponsors who made this year's event a success and contributed over $96,000 to help reach our goal.
Thank you to Jaycee Lee Dugard for sharing her courageous and inspiring story of hope and healing. Jaycee's message encouraged us all to live each day to the fullest and to never lose hope.
Thanks to our amazing events team -Kristin Decker, Christy Sauls Medford, and AVLSolutions- for producing a flawless event. Special thanks to Jane Robelot of WYFF News 4 for emceeing this years event with passion and dedication to the work of Julie Valentine Center.
On behalf of the Julie Valentine Center Team, the Julie Valentine Center Board of Directors, and the survivors we serve, THANK YOU!
We are still working to reach our goal of $300,000. There is still time to donate and watch the full virtual event here.
You can also text to give by texting VALENTINE to 50155.
Thank you for being a part of the journey of hope and healing for so many in our community. Together we are making a difference and creating a safer community for all.
Shauna Galloway-Williams, CEO
Shauna Galloway-Williams, CEO
Pictures from 2021 Virtual Fundraiser featuring Jaycee Dugard
Pictures from 2020 Luncheon featuring Rachel Denhollander
Pictures from 2019 Luncheon featuring Sasha Joseph Neulinger