Thank you to everyone who came out to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel last week to celebrate our Eighth Annual Big Cheese Reads Gala! Each year the party gets bigger and better – here are a few of our favorite moments from the night:
Our exciting closed-end raffle – there were only 54 chances to win 4 tickets from Jet Blue!
Board members Joe Antonellis and Martin McDonough with guests
Bidding was fierce at the silent auction…
and our Red Sox speed auction drew a crowd!
The first glimpse of the Boston Ballet’s new Nutcracker Bear, posing with students from the Eliot K-8 School
Our Executive Director, Pamela Civins
Melissa MacDonnell of Liberty Mutual poses with David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, our honoree for the evening
Emcee David Wade talks to mentor Nicole Davis and her mentees, Jose and Gerard
Special guest Wally stirs up the crowd
Guest speaker Emilio poses with his mentors of nine years, Heather and Lou
Keep an eye out for more great photos on our Facebook page!
All photos © 2012 Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo