20th Annual Butterfly Ball®

Honorary Chair:
Suzanne Rogers

Daniela DeGasperis & Vanessa Mulroney

Committee Members:
Jenna Bitove, Tamara Costa,
Fernanda Dovigi, Lynn Factor,
Jane Hanrahan, Tom MacMillan,
Sylvia Mantella, Lynda Prince and
Beth Weingarden

May 25, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel  Toronto
60 Yorkville Ave.


or (416) 515-1100 ext. 59363

The 20th annual Butterfly Ball® will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017. This is the major annual fundraiser for the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre™ (Boost CYAC) and the funds raised support the hundreds of children that they assist each year. The 2017 Butterfly Ball committee is co-chaired by Daniela DeGasperis and Vanessa Mulroney and the gala evening includes a cocktail reception and a sit-down dinner, followed by dancing as well as some fabulous live auction items.

In 2016, the auction items included a trip to New York’s Fashion Week on board a private plane, a day with Toronto’s Emergency Task Force and the draw prize was His and Hers Rolex watches. About sixty percent of attendees are returning guests, indicating a commitment to the cause of supporting children through the most difficult time of their young lives. The establishment of Toronto’s CYAC has been instrumental in allowing each child to have an advocate, someone who will see him/her through the entire process, including investigation, support services and court preparation if that is necessary.

As a leader in child abuse prevention and intervention services over the past 36 years, Boost CYAC continues to provide trauma assessment and counselling services to thousands of children. But the need continues to grow.

Thank you for supporting The Butterfly Ball® and Boost CYAC. Your assistance is invaluable and much appreciated. Please join us on May 25, 2017, for an important and worthwhile cause.

With warm regards,

Daniela DeGasperis
2017 Butterfly Ball Co-Chair

Vanessa Mulroney
2017 Butterfly Ball Co-Chair

Key Statistics

  • It is estimated that 2-6 children in every Canadian school classroom have witnessed some form of abuse in the home over the past year.
  • Canadian police estimate that there are more than 100,000 websites containing thousands of child abuse images.
  • 93% of alleged perpetrators are known to their child victims.

Boost CYAC’s invaluable work to help neglected and abused children include:

  • Providing support to more than 500 children a year. The children receive assessment, counselling and preparation for court.
  • Providing Primary Prevention programs to over 2,000 school-aged children, annually. The program teaches them the skills to make them less vulnerable to abuse.
  • Providing comprehensive training programs to promote early identification and effective intervention in order to reduce the incidence of child abuse and family violence.

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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