Step Up to the Plate (Virtual Version)

Sat, Nov 7th 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT · By The Second Step
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Sat, Nov 7th 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT
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Sat, Nov 7th 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT
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Join The Second Step for an evening of good company and engaging conversation in support of survivors of domestic violence, who need us now more than ever.

Each Zoom party features a special guest speaker -a writer, media personality, or leader in the field of business, sports, education, food or the arts. 

There are TWO ways to support and participate in the reimagined virtual event.

SPONSOR THIS EVENT and attend a virtual party with the speaker of your choice:

When you sponsor this event you are helping to provide critical resources, hope, and safety to survivors of domestic violence. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its 8th month, the needs in our community continue to grow. Survivors are experiencing increased risk of abuse, increased isolation, and difficult escaping danger. In uncertain times, your support enables us to remain a lifeline for survivors. 

Sponsors are eligible for up to 4 sign-ons to a speaker party, depending on your level of sponsorship.

  • CHOOSE your sponsorship level. Click on "SHOW DETAILS" to learn more about each sponsor level. CLICK "+"  to add your sponsorship to the cart.
  • AT CHECKOUT, enter your preferred speaker for each sign on. Please note that unless otherwise indicated, The Second Step will register all of your codes for the same speaker. 
  • Log-in information for the event will be e-mailed to you prior to the event

GET TICKET to attend a virtual party with the speaker of your choice:

  • REGISTER for your speaker of choice. Click on "SHOW DETAILS" to learn more about each engaging speaker. CLICK "+"  to add your speaker choice to the cart.
  • Log-in information for the event will be e-mailed to you prior to the event 

MAKE A DONATION:

If you do not plan to attend, yet wish to support survivors, simply purchase a sponsorship or enter a custom donation amount. Thank you for your support!

Registration for each speaker is limited. Register early for your top choice! 

Questions? Contact Sue Masterson at smasterson@thesecondstep.org





Sponsor this Event

Pennant (four log-ins)

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Your gift of $10,000 can provide heat for one year to eight families living in one of our residential shelters.    


  • * Four login codes with guaranteed first choice of Step Up speaker  

  • * Name and/or logo on digital invitation and event program

  • * Prominent mention in The Second Step social media

You will be asked to note your preferred speaker(s) at check out. 

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$10,000

Grand Slam (two log-ins)

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Your gift of $5,000 can help meet basic living expenses (rent, insurance, food, etc.) for a family for one month.   
  
  

  • * Two login codes with guaranteed first choice of Step Up speaker  

  • Name and/or logo on digital invitation and event program

  • * Prominent mention in The Second Step social media  


  • You will be asked to note your preferred speaker(s) at check out. 
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$5,000

Home Run (two log-ins)

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Your gift of $2,500 can provide legal representation for an emergency restraining order.  


  • * Two login codes to preferred Step Up speaker  

  • Name and/or logo on digital invitation and event program

  • * Listinon The Second Step social media 


  • You will be asked to note your preferred speaker(s) at check out. 
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$2,500

Triple (one log-in)

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Your gift of $1,500 can provide 15 sessions of critical safety planning with an advocate.   

  • * One login code to preferred Step Up speaker  

  • Name and/or logo on digital invitation, event program and social media


  • You will be asked to note your preferred speaker at check out. 
Quantity

$1,500

Double (one log-in)

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Your gift of $1,000 can provide our advocates with technology to deliver free and confidential services remotely 


  • * One login code to favored Step Up speaker  

  • * Listing on digital invitation, event program and social media


  • You will be asked to note your preferred speaker at check out. 
Quantity

$1,000

Base Hit (one log-in)

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Your gift of $550 can provide cleaning supplies and sanitation services for one of our shelters for one month 


  • * One login code to favored Step Up speaker  

  • * Listing on digital invitation, event program and social media


  • You will be asked to note your preferred speaker at check out. 
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$550

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Rohit Bhargava - "How to Think Like a Futurist" SOLD OUT!!

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SOLD OUT!! Please consider signing up for a different speaker, and contact smasterson@thesecondstep.org if you would like to be added to a wait list.  Rohit Bhargava is a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. He is the Founder of the Non-Obvious Company and considered one of the most entertaining keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. Rohit is the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books and has been invited to deliver workshops to change the way teams and leaders think at the World Bank, NASA, Intel, LinkedIn, MetLife, Disney and hundreds of other well-known organizations. Rohit also teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University and writes a monthly column on trends for GQ magazine in Brazil. Come hear Rohit share his coveted advice on how to spot unnoticed trends and think like a futurist!

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$125

Phyllis Fagell - "Middle School Matters - Weathering the Storm"

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Being a middle schooler is hard under normal circumstances, but in a pandemic the early teen years can be unbearable for both teens and their parents. Hear from nationally recognized school counselor Phyllis Fagell, a Washington Post parenting columnist and author of "Middle School Matters" as she shares her survival guide to weathering the current e-learning storm! Phyllis is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, DC, a therapist who works with kids and families in private practice, and an author and journalist. She writes for publications including Psychology Today, Working Mother, U.S. News & World Report, Edutopia and Your Teen, and her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and NPR. 

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$125

Bill Littlefield - "Only a Game...Except When it Isn't"

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Bill Littlefield, host of WBUR's Only A Game since 1993, retired last year after 35 years in radio, and 25 hosting Only A Game, the only national NPR sports program.  Bill kept radio listeners informed and entertained with his expert analysis and sharp wit, covering mainstream and offbeat stories in US and international sports. A graduate of Yale and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bill taught English at Curry College for 39 years and served as the writer-in-residence. He has authored numerous books including Take Me Out, a collection of sports-and-games-related verse, and Only A Game, a collection of radio commentaries and magazine articles. Join Bill for a delightful evening filled with anecdotes of unique people and stories within the world of sports.

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$125

Jonathan Pond - "Safe Money in Tough Times"

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Jonathan Pond has hosted 18 prime time PBS programs and has lectured in 48 states and numerous foreign countries. His many awards include the Malcolm Forbes Public Awareness Award for Excellence in Advancing Financial Understanding and an Emmy® award. Over 1 million copies of his books have been sold. Jonathan loves to teach people of all ages about money, including, with mixed success, his three daughters. Jonathan also shows that money can indeed be funny. Join Jonathan for an inside look at how the financial world is keeping money safe during these tough times. 

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$125

Ty Burr - "Can Movies Survive the Pandemic?"

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Ty Burr is a film critic and columnist for The Boston Globe and author of the critically acclaimed books Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame and The Best Old Movies for Families. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Burr has been at The Globe since 2002; prior to that, he worked for Entertainment Weekly and at Home Box Office. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in the Film & TV department at Boston University and an Adjunct Professor in the Visual and Media Arts department at Emerson College.  He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. Come hear Ty's thoughts on movies and movie theaters in an age of digital streaming.  

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$125

Amy Traverso - "Easy as Pie"

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Amy Traverso is the senior food editor at Yankee magazine and co-host of the national public television series, Weekends with Yankee. She is also the food and dining contributor to WGBH Radio’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. Previously, Amy was food editor at Boston Magazine and associate food editor at Sunset magazine. Amy was a finalist for the Julia Child Award and won an IACP Cookbook Award in the “American" category. She has appeared on such television programs as the Hallmark Channel’s Home & FamilyThrowdown with Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and The Martha Stewart Show. Follow along from your kitchen as Amy teaches you how to make the best apple pie you've never heard of, straight from her new book, The Apple Lover’s Cookbook


Note: Ingredients and kitchen tools needed for this cooking demonstration will be shared prior to the event. 

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$125

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