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David Bogan elected chair of CCADV board of directors

Date: 10/2/2014

LONGMEADOW – Town resident David Bogan has been named chair of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), a nonprofit organization based in Wethersfield, Conn.; dedicated to providing support for victims of domestic violence.

“Whether people want to admit it or not, most of us have been touched by domestic violence in our lives,” Bogan said.

The CCADV is composed of 18 domestic violence service organizations with services such as court advocacy, support groups, counseling, safety planning, lethality assessments, and emergency shelter. 

All services are confidential and free of charge.

Bogan said he became a member of the Board of Directors in 2011 and has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years.

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted with this responsibility, particularly given the importance of this issue in society as several recent high-profile incidents have shown,” Bogan, who is an attorney and partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP’s Hartford office,” he added.

Speaking of the recent issues with domestic violence with players in the National Football League (NFL), he noted that domestic violence in the NFL is talked about more in the media because it receives national and international coverage.

“It is emblematic of the problem that exists in our society,” he added. “Those issues occur in all walks of life and in every community.”

Karen Jarmoc, CCADV CEO, said in the past Bogan has served as director and vice chair of the board.

“He is a staunch advocate who has shown tremendous commitment to helping victims of domestic violence,” she added.

Bogan has led many key efforts, including strategic fundraising initiatives to support increased public awareness and practices to prevent domestic violence.

He is an inaugural member of CCADV’s 10x10 Campaign, which he has been outspoken in with efforts to engage more men in violence prevention and talking about healthy relationships.

“David and CCADV shine a light on the often hidden issue of domestic violence,” Alan Levin, managing partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer, said. “David’s passion and drive are reflective of our firm’s commitment to being an integral part of the state’s fabric, and it is our honor to support him.”

One fundraising effort that Bogan said he helped create is called First 100 Plus, which recognizes more than 100 men who advocate against domestic violence.

First 100 Plus will take place on Nov. 14 at the Hartford Downtown Marriott. Corporate sponsorships include companies such as Verizon Wireless, ESPN, and Dominion Resources.

Bogan said the First 100 Plus fundraiser had Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy and attorney general George Jepsen as guest speakers last year when the fundraiser was called First 100.

This year, the name was revised to include an increase in the number of male advocates against domestic violence.