Mrs. Madonna has been a steadfast supporter of Stand Strong for more than three decades!

Stand Strong, formerly known as The Women’s Shelter Program, is proud to announce the establishment of the Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund as an enduring tribute to Phyllis Madonna, whose signature event, “Phyllis’ Musical Revue & Fashion Show,” has raised millions of dollars over three decades to directly fund services to survivors of domestic violence and child abuse in San Luis Obispo County.

By selecting our organization as the beneficiary of her first Musical Revue & Show in 1987, Phyllis Madonna became a leading voice in the movement to end domestic violence in our community. Over the past 30 years, Mrs. Madonna, along with her family and friends, volunteered tirelessly to make Phyllis’ Musical Revue and Show a one-of-a-kind, blockbuster fundraiser that is considered to be the social event of the year in San Luis Obispo. We remain forever grateful for her courage in breaking the silence and standing strong for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

The Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund at Stand Strong is established to honor Mrs. Madonna’s commitment to the long-term sustainability of our organization. Our work involves providing comprehensive, multicultural, and holistic services for adults and children—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is no exaggeration to state that, through Mrs. Madonna’s efforts to raise funds and awareness, lives have been saved.

Stand strong with us, and become a Founding Member of the Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund. Join the movement today that Mrs. Madonna championed over 30 years ago, and work with us to end domestic violence in San Luis Obispo County. Founding Memberships are limited and will be offered one time only. This opportunity is available now until June 30, 2018.

For more information, please contact Christine Johnson at or (805) 781-6401 x205.

To donate, please use our secure PayPal link:

Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund Founding Members


Lifetime Founder Level: Recognizes previous years of steadfast support

Marilyn Blake
Lauren Chester
Pam Copeland
Judy Darway
Josh Ekblom
Skinner Hardy
Cipi Hernandez
Cheri Humphrey
Kathy Kimball
Shell Leguina
Todd LeMay
Karrie Machado
The Madonna Family
Dana Milstead
Mark Nakamura
Tami Nicholas
Donna Packard

Amy Parkinson
Stephan Patrick
Molly Perello
Amy Phelan
Roger Phillip
Sammy Pineau
Amanda Rich
Ted Sabatini
Kris Schalwitz
Josh Schalwitz
Sharon Spatafora
Stacey Stanek-Byars
Alexandra Sutton
Lorie Twisselman
Sybil Westerman
Kitty Williams


Diamond Founder Level: $50,000+

Founding memberships with payment plans are still available at this level.

Ruby Founder Level: $25,000 to $49,999

Founding memberships with payment plans are still available at this level.

Emerald Founder Level: $10,000 to $24,999

Founding memberships with payment plans are still available at this level.

Amethyst Founder Level: $5,000 to $9,999

Individual Supporters

In Honor of Mary Insalata & Margaret Minkel
Noreen Martin & Christopher Hulburd, M.D.

Pearl Founder Level: $2,500 to $4,999

Individual Supporters

James A. Cashin
Kristi Donati
Ilan Funke-Bilu & Kelly Bilu

Peter Orradre
Mike & DD Patrick
Erin & Aaron Steed
Kristen Yetter

Business Supporters


Additional 2018 Supporters:

Michael Bell
Carmel & Naccasha Attorneys at Law, LLP
Erin & Cliff Cracknell
Bruce & Brigitte Falkenhagen
Lorianna Fletcher
Tina Galliani
Heather Hildenbrand
Tim Hodge
Shannon Larrabee

Susan & John Madonna
Julie Pierson

George & Gayle Rosenberger
Kizen Sugano
Hal Sweasey
Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Leslie Teyssier
Cathie & Rowly Twisselman
Mark Uram
Roxanna Zarnegar