Donation Benefits Stop Violence

Donation Benefits Stop Violence
Maggie Burkhart, left, and Sonja Carlson competed in the Danskin Women's Triathlon to benefit the Stop Violence Office.
Judith Jonson, left, and Sonja Carlson participated in the race, which was held at Disneyland.

The Stop Violence Office has received a $3,500 donation to support its efforts in educating the campus and local community about intimate violence.

The donation comes from Permit Place, Inc., which is leading the “Partners Ending Violence” campaign. Permit Place owner Sonja Carlson, the office's former assistant coordinator, and three of her employees raised money through participating in the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series. The swim/bike/run race was held at Disneyland on June 15.

“It was very exciting to see Sonja and Permit Place's staff and friends cross the finish line at the Danskin Women's Triathlon. These amazing women raised more than $3,500,” says Stop Violence coordinator Diane Sands. “The Stop Violence Office will use this money to address partnership violence through prevention and education programs on campus.”

Sands adds that Stop Violence will continue collaborating with the Partners Ending Violence campaign both on campus and off campus.

“We consider this to be just the beginning of our fundraising efforts for Partners Ending Violence and the Cal Poly Pomona Stop Violence Office,” says Carlson, who worked at the office in 2002-2003. “The Stop Violence Office plays an integral role in providing educational resources and training. We will continue to raise money for the SVO as long as domestic violence plagues our society.”

To learn more about the Stop Violence Office, visit