Wellesley party/gala season in full swing

At the risk of encouraging too many others to send in their Wellesley party pictures and turning us into the society pages, here’s a sampling of photos from May events:

Wellesley Historical Society

The Society honored Stan Pratt and family during a dinner and auction at Wellesley Country Club that attracted about 185 attendees and  raised tens of thousands of dollars for the organization. An excellent documentary told the story of the Pratts’ contributions to Wellesley. During the live auction, a signed Tom Brady shirt went for more than $1K, as recently retired sportscaster Mike Dowling of Wellesley did a nice job encouraging generosity.

Burkey & Stan Pratt (center) and family

Burkey & Stan Pratt (center) and family

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 15th Annual Gala, “Helping Kids Spread Their Wings”

This event at the Westin Copley Place was attended by 750 people and raised $1.2 million for the hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service. The three most recent Red Sox World Series trophies were on display and Wellesley High grad Michelle Chamuel, who shot to national fame last year during her appearances on the TV singing contest The Voice, performed.

L to R: Michelle Arbeely, Veronica Bacon, Margaret McNeill, Jill Purpura and Shirley Kelly – all of Wellesley

L to R: Michelle Arbeely, Veronica Bacon, Margaret McNeill, Jill Purpura and Shirley Kelly – all of Wellesley

 

9th annual Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner to benefit The Human Relations Service (HRS)

HRS, which helps families and children overcome problems and lead fuller, richer lives, held its dinner and auction at Elm Bank.

Retired newscaster Susan Wornick receives portrait from Dr. Kerzner, Joan and Steve Belkin, and HRS

Retired newscaster Susan Wornick (left) receives portrait from Dr. Arnold Kerzner (center), Joan and Steve Belkin, and HRS (Photo credit: Rick Bern Photography)

 

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