COLUMBIA POINT, DORCHESTER — 250 guests attended the Fall Soiree celebrating neurodiversity with S.E.A.L. foundation, which was held at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester’s Columbia Point. The event was hosted by Kerry Peroni, president and founder of S.E.A.L. Foundation with emcee Susan Wornick, formerly of WCVB/Channel 5. The student speaker was Brooke Potter from Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth.
For more on the S.E.A.L. Foundation, which has as its mission to open doors for those who learn differently, read about them here.
Honored guests included: retired Sargent Matthew Zarrella and Corporal David O’Neil of the Rhode Island State Police K-9 Unit; Nick Gaehde, president, Lexia Learning; Ernie and Liezl, Eli for Autism Foundation; Dell Technologies; and Jonathan Hall of WHDH, Channel 7. Music for the fete was provided by The Mutha Funk Band.
A special musical performance from the show “Dear Evan Hansen” including the song “You Will Be Found” was performed by The 18 Wheelers from The Wheeler School of Providence, R.I.
All photos by Bill Brett