published on March 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) announced today that it raised nearly $160,000 at its annual signature fundraiser Marjaree’s Mardi Gras Birthday Soiree earlier this month. 

The MMC event was held March 5 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District in celebration of the life and legacy of namesake Marjaree Mason. Her murder spawned the agency’s creation in 1979. 

To date, the center has become one of the largest domestic violence agencies in California and continues to provide community service for those who are impacted by domestic violence in Fresno County and surrounding communities. 

“We know that [Mason] lived her life with education, purpose and value—things we instill in our staff and the families we serve every day,” said Genelle Taylor Kumpe, Marjaree Mason Center executive director. 

“[Mason’s] legacy has given us the opportunity to shed light on such a dark topic through a strong focus on education and training; engaging and informing our community every day on the traumatic effects of domestic violence on children, on families, on women, on men…we thank her and our supportive community for providing us with this outlet to fulfill our vision of a community free of abuse,” she continued. 

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