Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) was the beneficiary of The Thursday Club of Irvington’s 94th annual benefit fundraiser held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. The evening raised $100,000 for PWJC’s new legal clinic in Westchester. PWJC is located at the Pace Law School in White Plains. The clinic is scheduled to open later this year. It will provide free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.
“Access to legal services is one of the most critical factors in a victim’s journey to safety,” said Cindy Kanusher, executive director of PWJC.
The Thursday Club, founded in 1921, is a group of women who are committed to their community, to each other and to the belief that friends working together with focus and compassion can improve the world around them.
Patricia Ellis, president of The Thursday Club, said, “Our mutual goals of trying to improve the community around us made the selection of PWJC an easy choice.”