In March, a dedicated group of women hosted the 6th Annual Lovely Ladies event at Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton. In the words of many attendees, “It was the best Lovely Ladies night yet!”
The highlight of the evening was guest speaker Tiziana Dearing, former President of Catholic Charities, Boston. Dearing is currently Chief Executive Officer of Boston Rising, an anti-poverty foundation which seeks to end the cycle of poverty in Boston through education and access to jobs and social networks.
The Lovely Ladies event is 100% organized by volunteers and raised more than $30,000 this year. It is a friend-raising event as well as a fundraiser: since 2007, more than 600 women have attended and many have become active volunteers and supporters as a result.
Special thanks to the 2012 Lovely Ladies committee—Patti Boucher, Stephanie Coose, Lori Grant, Kathy Jones, Miriam Keen, Donna Lane, Deb Murray and Sue Vatalaro—as well as Steve and Mary Wessling of Wessling Architects in Quincy who generously stepped forward as this year’s major sponsor, covering all costs for the dinner.