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Back to School
Our Beyond Trauma: Music Therapy-Andie Koplik Residency in Music Therapy program returned to schools in the City of New London and New Haven last fall, after having operated remotely during the peak of COVID. Thanks to you, students once again are fully engaged, and showing tremendous progress as they learn to navigate difficult emotions, to open up and trust, feel empowered and proud in the creative work of music and their educational program, with the guidance of our skilled and committed music therapists. Despite the pandemic’s challenges, they have engaged and worked with over 100 students already this school year.

Pentatonix, Giving Tuesday
A very large thank you to The Mohegan Tribe for donating use of a skybox for the December 4th Pentatonix Holiday Concert. The sold-out event was magical, and allowed us to close the year being in the presence of the most the positive energy from everyone who attended. The MBC also experienced a very successful Giving Tuesday, with contributions to be matched by Facebook. Thank you!

Combined Federal Campaign
The MBC has been featured in recent months as part of the Combined Federal Campaign, which provided The MBC with opportunities to highlight our work to the countless Federal employees who proudly serve our country. Most recently, Board Chair Eva Bunnell movingly shared her own life’s experience in the organization’s “15 Minutes of Inspiration,” which led them to make a donation to The MBC.

In Case You Missed It
The Champions for Change Award, bestowed by the University of Colorado – Denver School of Public Affairs Center on Domestic Violence, recognizes individuals who have made “exceptional contributions toward effective intervention and prevention of gender-based violence” and who exemplify the vision and values of the Center. Michael Bolton, and the work of The Michael Bolton Charities, was honored in 2021 as a Champion for Change, at a virtual gala in the spring celebrating the Center’s exemplary commitment to fostering change in the lives of victims of domestic and sexual violence. Barbara Paradiso, who founded and served as Director of the Center on Domestic Violence for two decades, tragically passed away later in the year, leaving an enduring legacy of passion, energy, and dedication to the Center’s mission, and to educating on the path to eradicating domestic violence.