Honoring Chanel Miller, & Surprise Special Guest

Join Us

for a powerful evening in celebration of remarkable individuals whose acts of courage advanced critical national conversations about gender-based violence, harassment, prevention, and healing.

Presented by Futures Without Violence, the Courage Awards celebrate extraordinary individuals who by speaking out and sharing their truth, inspire others to activate their own courage and become agents of change.


Chanel Miller

Chanel Miller, writer, artist, advocate, and best-selling author of Know My Name, a powerful memoir that reveals the painful yet inspiring journey from living as Emily Doe during one of the most widely followed sexual assault cases of late, to emerging as a leading voice for positive cultural and social change.



5:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Champagne Reception
(special access bands required for entry)
Futures Without Violence, The Presidio

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm | Taste of San Francisco Supper Club
featuring several Bay Area’s Top Women Chefs
Futures Without Violence, The Presidio

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cocktail & Cuisine Reception
Presidio Theatre

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Featured Program
Presentation of Courage Awards
and Conversation with Chanel Miller
The Presidio Theater

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm | Dessert Reception & Nightcap
featuring several Bay Area’s Top Pastry & Dessert Chefs
Futures Without Violence, The Presidio

Event Details

February 11, 2020


Pre & Post Receptions
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

Main Program
Presidio Theatre
99 Moraga Street
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129


Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Kamala Harris
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Host Committee

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Elizabeth & Alan Dye
April Gargiulo
Lauren Godfrey
Susan Greenleaf
Melanie Gross
Katie Hintz Zambrano
Austin Johnson
Micki Klearman
Judi Kanter
Susan Leal & Susan Hirsch
Patricia Lee-Hoffmann
Laura Lockwood & Scott Miller
Cheryl Lucanegro
Danielle Madeira
Debbie Mesloh
Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg


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Gabriela Camara, Cala
Traci Des Jardins, The Commissary
Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen
Melissa Perello, Frances
Sarah Rich, Rich Table

Robyn Fisher, Smitten Ice Cream
Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions
Kara Lind, Kara's Cupcakes
Pooneh Yamini, Mon Rêve Chocolate Art Studio

Clif Family
Dakota Shy
Dutcher Crossing
Hanson of Sonoma Vodka
Scribe Winery
Wine Access
ZD Wines


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  • Anonymous
  • Patricia Lee-Hoffmann

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  • Dr. Anita Friedman
  • Vintner’s Daughter
  • Wendling Family

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  • Ron Conway Family
  • Arjun & Diana Divecha
  • Elizabeth & Alan Dye
  • Dagmar Dolby
  • John & Marcia Goldman
  • Susan Greenleaf & Jeff Whipps
  • Susan Hirsch & Susan Leal
  • Micki Klearman
  • Laura Lockwood & Scott Miller
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Cheryl Lucanegro
  • Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg
  • Julie Parker Benello
  • Berniece & Pat Patterson
  • JaMel & Tom Perkins
  • Amy Rao
  • Emily Scott & Rick Bolanos
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Sharon Simpson
  • Esta Soler
  • Jill Williamson & Dorrie Black
  • Visa, Inc.

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  • Anonymous
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Bettina & Glenn Duval
  • Camilla & Matt Field
  • FivePoint
  • Ellen Friedman & Louis Blumberg
  • Giffords
  • Go Fund Me
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Melanie K. Gross
  • Julia Hartz
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Wetherby Asset Management
  • The Women’s Foundation of California


The Courage Museum will offer interactive, immersive learning experiences and educational programming for middle and high school students along with their parents and teachers.

Educational Programming includes:

  • Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators
  • Youth Leadership and Activism Workshops
  • Policy and Advocacy Fellowship for College Students
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For more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been passionately dedicated to ending all forms of violence against women and children. From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are transforming social norms, helping survivors heal, and preventing violence from occurring. Futures Without Violence was at the fore of the movement to pass the very first Violence Against Women Act in 1994, which has provided a lifeline for thousands of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

We have received the highest marks from Guidestar and Charity Navigator (a 4-star rating for 12 years and counting), as well as other awards and recognition cited here.

Learn more at: www.FuturesWithoutViolence.org

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