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Friends with Benefits Gala 2013

State Room- 50% of proceeds to benefit The One Fund Boston

60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, USA

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Event Description

Longwood Giving and its charities unite to help Governor Patrick’s and Mayor Menino’s One Fund Boston during this time of need.

April 25th State Room Boston, Friends with Benefits Gala.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, The Ellie Fund, Boston Bruins Foundation, International Rett Syndrome Foundation and College Bound Dorchester agree to share proceeds from the Gala to help our community after the tragic event at Mondays Marathon.

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Please join us April 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the State Room in Boston for our 2nd Annual Friends with Benefits Gala.  This year we’re partnering with five dynamic nonprofit leaders:  The Boston Bruins Foundation, College Bound Dorchester, The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation, the Ellie Fund and The International Rett Syndrome Foundation .  

These nonprofit organizations have come together to collaborate, share best practices, and create new partnerships that will raise significant funding and awareness to help strengthen their common goals of helping those in need.

Many people do behind the scenes work to help these organizations attain their goals, for this reason, they have each chosen an “unsung friend” that will be honored during this gala. 

Our event will bring together hundreds of friends to celebrate the missions of these great organizations, and enjoy gourmet chef stations by Tresca, Darryls Corner Bar and Grill, State Room, Restaurant Dante, Deuxave, Abby Park, Turner Fisheries, Local 149, Farmstead Table, Posto and I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, hosted bars, exciting auctions, and celebrity guests.  In addition, VIP Guests are invited to enjoy an exclusive reception 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. with local celebrities, plus gift bags and specialty cocktails from GrandTen Distillery.

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Please print your tickets and bring them with you to the Gala

For information about all sponsorship packages, please contact me at (617) 854-5000 or  We look forward to having you with us on April 25.


Friends with Benefits Event Committee:

Bill Wilk, Chair - Executive Director - Longwood Giving

Bob Sweeney - Executive Director -Boston Bruins Foundation 

Erin McEvoy - Foundation Manager - Boston Bruins Foundation

Michelle M. Caldeira - Director of Development - College Bound Dorchester 

Rachel Segien - Director of Development - Ellie Fund 

Lisa Borges - Executive Director - The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism 

Nicole Guglielmucci - Director of Marketing & Events - The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism 

Chuck Curley - International Rett Syndrome Foundation

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