We are the Friends of Promise

Friends of Promise are the people and organizations that are coming together from all walks of life to commit their time, energy, and in some cases, funds to do the essential work to prevent intimate partner violence.

It All Started with a Mother

Meet L.Y. Marlow, our Founder and CEO.

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Mother, Author, Force of Nature.
When intimate partner violence threatened the life of her granddaughter, whose name is Promise, L.Y. Marlow walked away from a 20-year corporate career to create Saving Promise. Since then L.Y. has become a passionate and widely-respected speaker and advocate on a mission to get people to address intimate partner violence as the public health crisis that it is. As the CEO of Saving Promise, she believes fervently that it will take all of us working together to prevent intimate partner violence.

Learn More about L.Y.

Our Board of Directors

We are so fortunate to have a diverse, highly-experienced, and deeply-committed board of directors who represent a range of industries and life experiences.

Michael Festa (Board Chair)

Chief Transformation Officer

Ann Davison (Board Vice-Chair)

Director, Public Sector Division

Husseini K. Manji, MD, FRCPC

Global Therapeutic Head for Neuroscience, Janssen R&D
Johnson & Johnson

Saving Promise in the News

Check out recent media coverage of our work.