BOSTON — 350 guests attended the Raising a Reader’s “Dinner with an Author” event, which raised $250,000 to provide books for young readers. The event was held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Back Bay. The authors who attended included Ace Atkins, Kimberly Aulenback and Dawn Trigas, Ben Bradlee, Jr., Ruemon Bhattacharyya, Jack Bishop, Christopher Castellani, Robert Cocuzzo, Ron Della Chiesa, Emily Franklin, Erin Gates, Joani Geltman, Stan Grossfeld, Steve Gullans, Deborah Kolb, William…

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BOSTON — Symphony Hall was packed to the upper balcony for the 38th annual Presidents at the Pops on May 9, 2019 when Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters almost stole the spotlight from the Boston Pops Orchestra led by maestro Keith Lockhart. The original Boston Pops corporate fundraising event, Presidents at Pops celebrates the extraordinary partnership between the corporate community and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Designed specifically for the Boston business community, Presidents at Pops offers…

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BOSTON — 500 guests attended the Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s annual gala “Boston Arts Academy Honors,” which was held in the Rose Kennedy Ballroom of the InterContinental Boston hotel. The gala, which was held on May 4, 2019, raised $1.375 million. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh served as the event’s honorary chairman, and Jeff Rosica, President and CEO, Avid Technology, was the gala chairman. The honorary guest was Deborah B. Goldberg, state treasurer and receiver general,…

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QUINCY — 500 people attended Maria’s Mission’s 3rd annual Triple Crown Night – a night of fashion, fun and philanthropy that was held to coincide with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 at the Boston Quincy Marriott hotel. The night honors Marisa D. Federico, the former director of national sales at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, who was 35 when she was diagnosed in 2013 with stage IV, triple positive breast cancer. A…

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