Category Archives: Philanthropy

ICA Boston hosts Party On The Harbor May 16th

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonSaturday, May 16th the ICA Boston is hosting their Party On The Harbor from 9:30 – Midnight. Rotating sets from DJs Bianca Oblivion, Knife and Texas Mike will be paired with experimental performance art.  The event includes an open bar with specialty cocktails and retro themed desserts.

Tickets are $100 for ICA Members and $150 for the general public.  More details about the event are available here.

Gay for Good Boston – Young Achievers School

volunteeringBoston’s chapter of Gay for Good (G4G Boston for short) returns to the Young Achievers Science & Math School in Mattapan on Saturday, May 9th.  Volunteers can meet at 9:30 a.m. to help with planting, mulching, and other small projects around the school.  For those interested, plan to go out for lunch after.

WHEN        May 9th, starting at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE       Young Achievers Science & Math Pilot School
CONTACT   Art Nava /
RSVP            If you would like to join, please register (it’s free) here

G4G Boston is a wonderful group who organize and come together to volunteer in our community.  If you are new to the area or are looking to make friends, I’d recommend you check out their website and consider joining one of their upcoming programs. The group is very social and friendly.

G4G Boston needs volunteers for the Walk for Hunger

Project Bread, Walk for HungerG4G Boston needs Stationary Marshal Volunteers to guide walkers

The 47th Annual Walk for Hunger will be held this Sunday, May 3rd and will bring tens of thousands of people together to work towards alleviating hunger in MA. Stationary Marshals play one of the most important roles on Walk Day! Stationary Marshal Volunteers guide our Walkers and cheer them on along the 20-mile route. You’ll receive a free Walk for Hunger Volunteer t-shirt!

This is a last minute request, and we’re eager to help walk organizers of the Walk for Hunger. Please participate if you’re available. There is a second group who will be meeting at Mass. Ave. / Memorial Dr. in the afternoon. More information is available on G4G Boston’s Facebook Page here.

BAGLY’s Out For Youth is Thursday, May 7

BAGLYThis year Boston Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) will celebrate its 35th anniversary providing life-saving, life changing programming and services to LGBTQ youth throughout Massachusetts. In addition to celebrating our 35th Anniversary, BAGLY will award former Governor Deval Patrick with the 2015 Queer Activist Honorary Degree.

Each year this event draws guests from across the state including some of Boston’s most prominent philanthropists, state and local government officials, and BAGLY’s most dedicated supporters. If you would like to show your support for this fantastic LGBTQ Youth nonprofit, you can purchase tickets to attend their Out For Youth 2015 party on Thursday, May 7th at the New England Aquarium.

 Get Your Tickets Here

Victory Programs Dinnerfest 2015

Victory Programs, BosGuyLast Sunday Victory Programs hosted their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser at the Red Lantern and true to form this very social event proved to be fun from start to finish.  Passed food and a busy bar helped encourage people to bid on the many restaurant and food-related silent auction items.

Below are some photographs that Sergio snapped on my behalf.

Thank you to everyone who posed for a photograph and my apologies for anyone I wasn’t able to include. If you would like a copy of a photograph, please email me at

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Dinnerfest 2015 is this Sunday

victory programs, blc, boston living centerVictory Programs will hold their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End and tickets still remain.

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.  Get your tickets to the event here.

Win a pair of tickets to LifeSavor 2015

Community ServingsEarlier this month I wrote about Community Servings’ spring fundraiser, LifeSavor, hosted at the Langham Hotel in Boston on Thursday, April 30th. The event draws approximately 900 patrons who come together to help raise money for Community Servings by bidding on items included in their amazing silent auction and by dining out at one of the 75 participating restaurants.

Win a pair of tickets to LifeSavor 2015   Tickets LifeSavor2015 start at $200 per person but Community Servings has kicked off a fun contest that could win you a pair of tickets to this program.

Contest Rules are as follows:
1 – Snap a photo at a LifeSavor-participating restaurant (full list of restaurants is included here:
2- Share it on either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #LifeSavor2015 and the restaurant name.

NOTE: The contest closes on Thursday, April 23rd at Midnight.

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Contest winners will be selected at random so the more photos you submit the more you increase your chances of winning.  If you are not one of the few lucky ones to be selected you can still purchase tickets to the event via the link below.

LifeSavor 2015 at The Langham Boston – Thursday, April 30