Bobbi Braun and Mitchell Myrim




Wright & Co. Construction, Inc.

Kenneth Wright    Julie Hatfield


Kenneth Wright, Founding Partner of Wright & Co., and Julie Hatfield, President, have been supporting The Retreat for approximately 30 years, and they come to it from divergent paths.

Ken's wife, Megan was a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood and cared for many of the shelter's clients; while Julie's mother, Ann Chwatsky, was an early board member. Together their interest in The Retreat and running a male-dominated industry, The Retreat became a focus of their philanthropy.

Ken Wright is founder of Wright & Co., where he has for over 35 years assisted clients, designers and architects in bringing their visions to life. Ken was born and grew up in Southampton. He graduated from Columbia College in New York City, and soon after took an interest in building. He moved back home in 1983 to found what is today Wright & Company Construction. His goal has been consistent from the start; to build a company that would keep paramount the needs of its clients while at the same time providing a safe and respectful working environment for its employees. He loves his work!

Ken has also been a driving force behind many local charitable organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Southampton Hospital Association and has previously served on the boards of the Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Day Care Center.

Julie Hatfield is President of Wright & Company Construction. She has a strong appreciation for integrity of design, having graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters in Architectural Design. She is extremely proud to be a female pioneer/leader in the industry and wants to do the best for the design team, clients and her employees.

Julie and her husband Steve have raised their children in Sag Harbor. She is very active in the community, having served on a number of boards in her hometown of Sag Harbor and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Retreat and the Construction Career Charitable Fund. Her strong values and work ethic make her a role model for her friends, home family and work family.


Jennifer Babtist, Irma Negron and Lourdy Alexandre

Survivor Stories

Three women with uniquely different backgrounds and stories share their lived experiences in a short film by Markie Hancock, followed by an in-person appearance with their Retreat counselors.


This year, All Against Abuse will be held at The Southampton Arts Center, an esteemed cultural institution at 25 Jobs Lane, in Southampton. Signature cocktails and delicious offerings will be curated by Art of Eating.

There will be music by the Hoodoo Loungers. Since 2008, the Hoodoo Loungers have been delivering their brand of New Orleans-influenced soul music to audiences all over the East Coast. Our Live Auction will be hosted by Harry Santa-Olalla.


Bobbie Braun | Ann Chwatsky | Norma Cirincione | Trisha Connolly | Ryland Hilbert | Jill Hulke | Ayse Kenmore | Ellie Kurrus, Chair | Carey London | Darby McHugh | Hyatt Mannix | Claudia Pilato | Nikki Shomer 
Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director


See photos of last year's gala and learn more about how this annual benefit supports our mission to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence.





Hosted By

The Retreat
Questions? Contact Jill Hulke

The Southampton Arts Center

25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY, USA

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