Raising the Bar Benefit Concert

Raising the Bar Benefit Concert with Sara Bareilles

Join us for a celebration - OCTOBER 6TH at 8PM

PWJC is kicking off October, domestic violence awareness month, by commemorating three decades of protecting thousands of women and children with its Raising the Bar Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, October 6th, at 8:00 PM. The full-length concert is exclusively performed by Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who recently completed an eight-week engagement of the fantasy musical, “Into The Woods” on Broadway. Sara’s self-described “piano-based pop-soul” and powerful lyrics give voice to the difficult journey from victim to survivor for PWJC’s clients. The fundraising event’s title, Raising the Bar Benefit Concert, is a nod to PWJC’s commitment to increasing access to justice and providing FREE critical legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The monies raised will allow PWJC to continue helping their clients on their journeys toward empowerment and healing.

  • The Honoree

    PWJC has selected Pam Kaufman, President and CEO, Global Consumer Products & Experiences, Paramount Global, as its honoree for its celebration of 30 Years. Pam has been a devoted member of our Advisory Board for over 5 years, supporting PWJC with her professional insight, unmatched energy, and compassion for the social justice challenges our clients face. A dedicated advocate of PWJC and its clients, Pam was instrumental in leading the organization's three-part hybrid fundraiser in 2021 focusing on the empowerment of PWJC clients.

    Pam Kaufman
  • Sponsorships +

    All levels of sponsorships, event journal participation, or purchase of ticket bundles are available. All sponsorship and ticket bundle options here include a VIP reception. Limited sponsorship opportunities remain, for information please call 914.422.4396

  • Individual Tickets

    Interested in attending the benefit concert at the Capitol Theatre?


Sara Bareilles

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, songwriter, actress, author, and philanthropist Sara Bareilles consistently affirms herself as a modern renaissance woman whose impact can be felt across music, film, television, and theater. To date, she has received two Tony® Award nominations, three Primetime EMMY® Award nominations, and seven GRAMMY® Award nominations, garnering a 2020 GRAMMY® in the category of "Best American Roots Performance" for "Saint Honesty." In 2007, her platinum-certified debut album, Little Voice, yielded the quadruple-platinum smash "Love Song." The single notably captured #1 in 22 countries. Her catalog consists of the gold-selling #1 album Kaleidoscope Heart [2010], gold-selling Blessed Unrest [2013], and the T Bone Burnett-produced Amidst The Chaos [2019] -- which marked her fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Along the way, she has performed alongside everyone from Sir Elton John to Seth MacFarlane, sold out hallowed venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, landed on President Barack Obama's Playlist, and gathered billions of streams.

On Broadway, she composed music and lyrics for Waitress, electrifying the stage as the lead in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and making her grand return in 2021. Other musical credits include her Tony® Award-nominated score for Spongebob Squarepants and Emmy® Award-nominated appearance as Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Not to mention, she even co-hosted the 72nd annual Tony® Awards. As an author, she penned the New York Times bestseller Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song. In terms of film and television, she contributed original music and executive produced the 10-episode musical drama series Little Voice, teaming up with Jessie Nelson, J.J. Abrams, and Apple. She also currently co-stars in the critically acclaimed Peacock phenomenon Girls5Eva set to return for its second season in 2022. Deeply moved to give back to her community, she has actively supported organizations such as Save The Music Foundation, Music Cares, Rock N Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, The Actors Fund, BCEFA, Covenant House, Color of Change, the NAACP and many many more.

With more music, theater, and television on the horizon, Sara Bareilles continues to influence, impact, and inspire audiences everywhere with everything she does.


Raising the Bar Benefit Concert Host Committee