Saturday, April 17th, 2021


HER Shelter’s Third Annual Night of Gratitude

The HER Shelter's Third Annual Night of Gratitude was recently held at Hilton Norfolk The Main. More than 200 guests enjoyed an evening of laughter, reflection and learning- not to mention great food and company! The HER Shelter hosts this annual event to recognize and thank the local organizations, companies, and volunteers who pour their time, energy, and donations into the shelter's work. Special guest, Kit Gruelle, shared her moving story of surviving domestic abuse and going on to live an incredible life.

Just a few of the amazing staff from the HER Shelter who attended the Night of Gratitude.

Live music was provided by the sensational Young Musicians of Virginia.

The Hilton's main ballroom was decorated spectacularly for the dinner.

Special music was provided by Drew and Katelyn Palko, friends of the agency. 

As with any HER event, dessert was provided by the excellent Sweet Haven Baked Goods.

Board Member Stella McClain poses with guest Brenda Ike.

Executive Director Beth Cross laughs with guests during cocktail hour.

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Reese Jackson delivers a welcome and reminds guests why companies like his invest in the HER Shelter.

Executive Director Beth Cross poses with 7 Sisters Award Honoree Amy Harman. Ms. Harman directs an annual fundraiser for the HER Shelter called the Over the Hill Bowl. 

Keynote Speaker Kit Gruelle shares her personal story of domestic abuse and powerful resilience.

Public Affairs Coordinator Wynn Horton explain the theme of the event and touches on some upcoming HER news.