Community Servings Raises $525K at Annual Dinner Party
June 22, 2012 Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain nonprofit that delivers meals to disadvantaged, critically ill patients throughout Massachusetts, announced that it raised $525,000 at its recent annual dinner party, exceeding its goal, to support its programs.
The event, beat its goal to raise $475,000 by more than 10%, attracted 800 people. The amount raised represented an 18% increase over last year, and drew 100 more people.
Funds were raise through sponsorships, individual tickets, silent auction, balloon pop, and raffle tickets
David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings
, said, The entire Boston community comes together in support of this great cause our dedicated team of volunteers, 67 restaurants, over 500 businesses, and the 800 attendees that make it all happen. At an expense of six cents on the dollar, its truly a wonderful testament to how our community can serve those in need and have great fun in the process.
The annual LifeSavor Dinner Party, held for the twentieth time, who, after a cocktail party, were shuttled to intimate dinner parties at 67 Boston restaurants, including clio, Rialto, Lumiere, LEsplier, Sorellina, UpStairs on the Square, and Harvest, before returning to The Langham hotel for an after party.
Community Servings honored Joan H. Parker and Anthony Corey with a LifeSavor Award for their 20 years of commitment as event co-chairs and by raising over $6.5 million to feed individuals and families with critical illness.
The event, sponsored by BNY Mellon, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Citizens Bank and The Langham, kicked off at the hotel with a spectacular cocktail party and silent auction.
Attending were many of Bostons community leaders, including John Auerbach, state commissioner of public health; Ed Jalsa, founder of Community Servings; Dan diBartolomeo, President, NorthField, Inc.; Andrew Dreyfus, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Bill Fine, general manager of WCVB-TV; State Representative Russell Holme; Mark Lippolt, senior vice president of Hammond Residential; Robert Matthews, vice chairman of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc.; Chris Mayer, publisher of The Boston Globe Bill McIntyre; Jerry Sargent, president of Citizens Bank of Massachusetts; and Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, New England.
Community Servings provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, like HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS, and more than 30 diseases, delivering free meals and snacks to 1,300 clients, their dependent families, and caregivers daily.