Tag Archives: fundraising events

Support Victim Rights Law Center 2017 fundraiser

BOSTON – This city’s Victim Rights Law Center holds its annual fundraiser, Shining Star Gala, this year on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the Fan Pier at One Courthouse Way.

VLRC offers resources and help for sexual assault and rape victims/survivors in Boston, MA and Portland, OR. The group of attorneys provides numerous resources from free education and employment to housing and pro bono legal aid.

The Gala this year presents it 2017 Champion Award to Gloria Steinem, renowned writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer.

The event, emceed by Boston City Councilor Ayana Pressley, gives its 2017 Leadership Award to Gloria Steinem, who will be introduced by 2012 Leadership Awardee Professor Anita Hill.


A distinguished group of restaurants will take part with bites and cocktails and will include Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang, Liz Berman, The Sleepy Baker, Joe Boudreau, The Palm – Boston, Nick Dixon, Lincoln Tavern Restaurant, Jared Forman, deadhorse hill, Giovanna Huyke, La Fábrica, Tony Maws, Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Cassie Piuma, Sarma, Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow and Waypoint, Ana Sortun, Oleana, Ezra Star, Grand mixologist, Drink, Gregory Torrech, The Beehive, and Douglass Williams, Mida.

Become a sponsor and join premier law firms, businesses and philanthropic individuals helping VLRC, which was the first law center in the U.S. to dedicate itself solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault and rape victims and helping restore their lives after attacks. Go to www://www.victimrights.org/


Community Servings’ LifeSavor returns to The Langham Hotel in May

A beloved Boston fundraiser, Community Servings‘ LifeSavor, returns to The Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin St., on May 8 at 5:30 p.m. More than 900 guests are expected to attend the cocktail party before they are transported to restaurants across the city for small dinner parties of 10, hosted by individual donors or corporate sponsors.
Community Servings began as a free food/nutrition program for Boston’s home-bound persons with life-threatening illnesses. Over the years, it has evolved, growing in scope as it delivers weekly to 18 communities all the way to Worcester. Some 25 medically appropriate meals are tailored specifically to the needs of those it serves.
Other facets of its efforts include nutrition education and counseling and foodservice job training with its program, The Teaching Kitchen, which offers the skills to work in a professional kitchen to persons facing barriers to employment. Another initiative, Meals for Many, sells delicious, nutritious meals to other non-profits with proceeds benefitting the meals program for critically ill clients.
At LifeSavor, numerous opportunities exist for restaurants to become involved, from donating a multi-course meal with wine for ten diners at the event to Silent Auction sponsorship to Balloon Pop donations. Help Community Servings fight hunger and illness this year by taking part. Call Tim Leahy at 617-522-7777, ext. 230 and learn more today.