Category Archives: Philanthropy

Spring 2016 LGBT fundraisers in Boston

The Boston area has a lot of LGBT fundraisers and events that are worth your attention and support, but it is hard to attend everything. Below I’ve compiled a list of events that will take place this winter and spring that you may want to consider attending or supporting in 2016.

Feel free to add any LGBT events that I missed in the comments section below.

Taste of the South EndEARLY MARCH: Taste of the South End will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The event draws 40+ restaurants and more than a few beers and wines.  This is a casual and fun weekday event that helps raise funds for the AIDS Action Committee.

Black TieMARCH 19: Fenway Men’s Event is one of the city’s largest LGBT fundraising events of the season and is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Fenway Health. It’s counterpart, The Women’s Dinner Party will take place just a few weeks later on April 9th.

Gay, Lesbian, MovieMARCH 31 – APRIL 10 Boston LGBT Film Festival will host their 32nd annual film festival and is the perfect event for all of you movie buffs. Confirmed venues for this year’s festival include The MFA Boston, The ICA Boston and The Paramount Theatre at Emerson College. 

Spirit Magazine Networking NightAPRIL 13 Boston Spirit Magazine LGBT Executive Networking Night is not a fund raiser but is an opportunity for LGBT professionals to come together and network with others. The program is hosted each year by Boston Spirit Magazine and is usually hosted at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

Victory Programs, BosGuyAPRIL 24 DinnerFest will take place once again at the Red Dragon from 3-6 PM. This important fundraiser now managed by The Victory Programs is an important event to help continue their important work in our community.

theater offensiveAPRIL 28: climACTS! Underground is easily one of the most fun and unconventional fundraisers you will find in Boston. The funds raised support The Theater Offensive.

Have I overlooked an LGBT fundraising event? Please share in the comments section and have the charity email me the details at:

Community Servings, Pie In The Sky 2015

community servingsThanks to the help of volunteers, corporate sponsors and staff, Community Servings prepares and delivers 9,600 lunches and dinners each week to families who are home bound with an acute life-threatening illness. Each November Community Servings’ Pie in the Sky fundraiser raises money to help them continue these important services.

You can help make a difference by agreeing to help Community Servings sell their delicious homemade pies for the Thanksgiving holiday or by purchasing one or more of these tasty desserts made by 150 of Greater Boston’s best chefs, bakers and caterers. For more information (help spread the word) visit their website,

Toys for Joys – Friday, December 11, 2015

Toys 4 Joys Boston 2015Mark your calendars and plan on coming the very fun holiday party, Toys for Joys, which will be hosted yet again at the Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District on Friday, December 11, 2015.  

Reserve your tickets today
Like the Toys for Joys Facebook Page

The organizers are asking for help to secure corporate sponsorship opportunities to help the nonprofit charity grow and help even more children this holiday season. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping please email them at The organizers are looking to expand their organization to help kids and teens throughout the year.

Gay for Good Boston volunteer opportunities

Gay for Good BostonIn the past I’ve written about this fantastic group who organize volunteering opportunities in the Boston area as a way to give back and meet guys. G4GBoston has a handful of volunteering projects, that are likely to fill quickly so I would encourage you to visit their website and register while space remains.

Toys for Joys Wagon Build:  Monday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Back this is the first of two sessions for assembling the event’s trademark red wagons; located at 351 Boylston Street. Details Here.

Toys for Joys Wagon Build:  Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Back this is the second of two sessions for assembling the event’s trademark red wagons; located at 351 Boylston Street. Details Here.

Toys for Joys Set Up: Friday, December 11 during the day (TBD) to help with the set up for that evening’s fundraiser / party; located at the Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District. Details Here.

For more information about this fantastic volunteer group visit their website,

Bachelor auction for Harbor to the Bay is Thursday

Harbor to the Bay bachelor auction 2015Head over to Club Cafe on Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm for the Harbor to the Bay Bachelor auction.  All money raised (including from the general admission $15 and VIP tickets $25) go to Harbor to the Bay, which benefits local HIV non-profits: Fenway Health, CRI, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, and AIDS Action Committee.  

For more information check out their event page on facebook

Hooked: A new film about LGBT homeless youth

Photo Credit: Braden Summers

Photo Credit: Braden Summers

Last week I posted a video of Max Emerson – actor, writer, director and (my favorite) underwear model – doing an ab work out in the buff (watch it here).

You could say he was showing off his assets to raise money for a film called, Hooked, that focuses on LGBT homeless youth.   I’ve just made a personal donation of $50 to show my support for this project and I know it would mean the world to Max if you would help spread the word and provide a small donation too.

The IndieGoGo campaign has about one month left to raise money. You can learn more about Hooked, by visiting the project’s IndieGoGo campaign HERE.

You’re invited to Promise Place Boston gala

Promise Place School GalaThe Promise Place School’s first-ever Boston Gala has been scheduled for Saturday, 26 September, 2015 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. Money raised at the gala will lend critical support to the Promise Place School’s mission to offer permanent and safe living and educational environment for LGBTQ homeless youth.

Unfamiliar with Promise Place School and the work they are doing in our community to help homeless gay youth? You can learn more here.

Promise Place Boston Gala – September 26th