Hopkinton Residents Support 5th Annual HomeStart Gala That Raised $400k
Co-Chairs Included Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia
September 18, 2013 (Boston) Hopkinton residents Gina Braza, her husband Ali Alavi and Rick Sherer were among 350 guests who attended HomeStart’s 5th annual gala which raised more than $400,000 for the Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness. Ms. Braza is a member of HomeStart’s Board of Directors.
Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a HomeStart supporter, joined co chairs William Boynton and Jeff Conway, both members of HomeStart’s board, in heading up this year’s gala. Saltalamacchia was not present at the event due to a Red Sox game versus the New York Yankess in New York, but he sent his best wishes through a video played at the event with the clear message that HomeStart programs work toward ending homelessness and asks guests to support the organization
The event was held at the JFK Library on September 7, 2013. The Gala’s honorees were Marianne Ajemian, longtime board member and partner at Nutter, McLennan & Fish and Richard Holbrook, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Corporation. WHDH-TV news reporter/anchor Janet Wu was Mistress of Ceremonies.
HomeStart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Greater Boston by assisting individuals in obtaining permanent housing and settling into the community, and by developing strategies to address systemic barriers to housing placement. For more information, visit www.homestartinc.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.