Category Archives: Philanthropy

Tickets for BGMC’s Crescendo party now on sale

BGMCThe Boston Gay Men’s Chorus signature fundraiser (appropriately called), Crescendo, is one month from today on Saturday, May 9th at the W Hotel.

This year’s special guest is Bianca del Rio – the self-proclaimed “clown in a dress” and Season 6 winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.  This year the BGMC is very excited to include some amazing auction items like:

• 2 fantastic seats to see Kristen Chenowith “On the Twentieth Century” on Broadway and stay at the W Hotel in New York during NYC’s annual Pride.

• VIP tickets to be in the 5th row for Bette Midler at TD Garden.

And much more… If you’d like to learn more or to get tickets be sure to check out their website: bgmc.org/events/crescendo-2015.

Dinnerfest 2015 is April 26th

victory programs, blc, boston living centerLast month I wrote that the Victory Programs will hold their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser two weeks from today on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End.

This fundraiser has been going on in Boston for years and helps this organization provide critical services to our community.   With more than 100 packages from Boston’s best restaurants it also provides you with an opportunity to feel good about donating to a worthy charity and getting a chance to bid on dining packages from some of the best restaurants in Boston.

Mark the date in your calendar, and buy your tickets to the event here.

Community Servings’ LifeSavor 2015 is Thursday, April 30th

Community ServingsLast year I attended the LifeSavor event, which caters to food lovers and raises funds for Community Servings – a local non-profit that is dedicated to preparing and delivering meals to individuals and families who are homebound with an acute, life-threatening illness.

LifeSavor 2015 at The Langham Boston – Thursday, April 30

Hosted at The Langham, Boston, the event begins with an elaborate cocktail reception and an exciting silent auction for 900 guests. After the cocktail reception, trolleys will take you away guests to one of 75 of Greater Boston’s best restaurants for intimate, multi-course dinner parties hosted by individual donors and corporate sponsors. The evening ends with a return trolley trip to the After Party at The Langham, Boston. Community ServingsIf you’d like to learn more about this and / or nab a ticket or two before the program sells out, visit the event website here.

Gay for Good Boston heads to The Greater Boston Food Bank

Gay for GoodAlthough it may seem like April is far away, the reality is that it will be here in just a couple of weeks and Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good is looking for volunteers to help them on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at The Greater Boston Food Bank.  If you’d like to lend a helping hand you need to RSVP.  There is more information about this volunteering event on their website.

You will help inspect, sort, and pack food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank, and your effort will directly help local hunger relief agencies.  #PayItForward

Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Greater Boston Food Bank at 70 S Bay Avenue, Boston
Link here to RSVP and or learn more about Gay for Good Boston

 

Join The Welcoming Committee: Summer volunteer applications now available

The Welcoming CommitteeYou may not believe it but summer is just a few months away and The Welcoming Committee (TWC for short) is accepting applications for the summer session of their volunteer Corps.  Applications for the May-August summer session, a nationwide volunteer program, will remain open through Sunday, April 5th.

If you are new to town or newly single and looking to make new friends / connections this might be a great opportunity for you to consider.

More Information and Application Here

Dinnerfest 2015 tickets now on sale

victory programs, blc, boston living centerVictory Programs (A.K.A. The Living Center) is holding their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser later this month on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End.  Proceeds will go to help their clients, many of whom are  HIV+.

This fundraiser has been going on in Boston for years and helps this organization provide critical services to our community.   With more than 100 packages from Boston’s best restaurants it provides you with an opportunity to feel good about donating to a worthy charity and getting a chance to bid on dining packages from some of the best restaurants in Boston.

Mark the date in your calendar, and buy your tickets to the event here.

Taste of the South End: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsI previously wrote about this fun annual tasting that raises money for the AIDS Action Committee of MA, but I wanted to give one more shout out for those of you who may have been contemplating attending but had yet to buy tickets.

Taste of the South End, Tuesday March 3, 2015

More than 40 of the neighborhood’s restaurants will share tempting bites that range from the savory to the sweet.  In addition there will be plenty to drink and entertaining cooking demonstrations from some of the neighborhood’s most admired chefs.   If you have any questions about this social South End event, feel free to reach out to me.  Otherwise, grab tickets while they last.  Here is a quick video from a Taste of the South End from a few years back.