BOSTON — 250 guests attended Girls’ LEAP’s Empowerment Gala which honored The Boston Globe’s Renée Graham “for raising her voice and deepening our conversation about race and racism, domestic violence, and LGBTQ issues.” The gala, held on November 13, 2019 at the State Room atop 60 State Street in downtown Boston, is held to support Girls’ LEAP’s mission of interrupting the cycle of violence by empowering girls and young women to value and champion their…

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SCITUATE — More than 200 guests attended the performance of Jimmy Keys as part of a night to raise funds for Alice’s House. The event was held at The River Club in Scituate. Jimmy performed showtunes, comedy skits and impersonations, including Mick Jagger, Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart. The event’s emcee and auctioneer Jim Fagan pushed the crowd and the night raised more than $100,000 for Alice’s House. The organization’s founder Janet Gibson explained the…

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WOBURN — More than 250 guests attended the Cummings Foundation’s annual $100K for 100 grant program announcement in which the Woburn-based organization awards $10 million each year to 100 area nonprofits. Gov. Charlie Baker attended the event, which was held at the 128 Trade Building in Woburn. The Cummings Foundation was started by Joyce and Bill Cummings in 1986 as a way to give back to the community. This place-based philanthropic initiative primarily supports nonprofits…

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BOSTON — 500 guests attended the American India Foundation’s 13th annual Bow Ties & Bangles New England gala, which celebrated the foundation’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative. The event was held on March 23, 2019 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel raised $1.03 million for the foundation and MANSI, a public-private partnership that reduces maternal and child mortality in rural areas of India. Among those in attendance were event co-chairs Raj and Nalini Sharma. All…

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