Wellesley businesses, organizations and individuals are endlessly generous, offering fundraisers throughout the year to support charities. Here are the latest:
The Preschool at Wellesley School (PAWS) will hold it’s annual fundraising auction on April 1 at the Wellesley Community Center. This year’s auction theme is “Reaching the Stars” and is generously supported by hundreds of local businesses and families.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley invites you to Taste, Sip and Bid at the unique culinary fundraiser, Taste of Wellesley, being held on May 4th from 6:30pm – 9pm at the Gardens at Elm Bank, at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482. The fundraiser will feature: food tastings from 10-15 top restaurants in Wellesley; Honorary Chairperson Dr. Kerry Healy, President of Babson College, Rotary Scholar; Ted Wayman as emcee; and wine and craft beer tastings. Tickets for the event are $50 per person. For tickets and more information, please visit our website http://www.
Author, academic, and parenting expert Dr. Richard Weissbourd will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation for MetroWest’s Spring Inspiration Breakfast taking place at the Wellesley Country Club on Thursday, May 4, beginning at 9am. This public event celebrates the benefits (and explores the challenges of) engaging children with community philanthropy.
Weissbourd’s work dovetails with this theme, as his studies focus on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood. The senior lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education also co-directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising while providing strategies to schools and parents for promoting caring, a commitment to justice, and other key moral and social capacities in children. His most recent book is titled The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development.
For 20 years, the Foundation has worked closely with local youth, educating them about the importance of giving back to their community through the Youth in Philanthropy program. Currently, the Foundation offers twelve programs throughout the MetroWest region. Since inception, over 1,100 students have participated awarding $1 million to local youth-serving nonprofits.
Lend your support to the breakfast through sponsorship by contacting Lee Gagen [email protected] Individual tickets will go on sale in early March. To learn more about the event, visit foundationformetrowest.org or call 508.647.2260.
The Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. The Foundation promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhances the quality of life for all of our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $14 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $18 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.
Charles River Center Benefit Gala Friday, May 5th
You are cordially invited to the Charles River Center’s annual Building a Dream benefit gala at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 5th at The Westin Waltham. It’s an inspiring evening with cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and program. Proceeds benefit the 900 people with developmental disabilities supported by the Charles River Center in Needham. This year we are pleased to honor Tim McCoy, Owner & Operator of McCoy Associates, the franchise that owns the McDonald’s in Needham. McCoy has made it a priority to hire those with developmental disabilities, and was the employer of Freia David, who worked at the Needham McDonald’s for 32 years, garnering worldwide attention upon her retirement last summer. Emily Riemer, Co-anchor at WCVB-TV, will serve as emcee. Tickets are $175 each. To purchase tickets or a sponsorship, or for more information, visit www.charlesrivercenter.org or contact (781) 972-1030.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Needham, Dedham and Wellesley
Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21, 2017
Newman Elementary School
1155 Central Ave, Needham
We encourage Wellesley residents to register and participate! Register at RelayForLife.org/NDWMA