Friends share fun – and share with others – at our 16th Annual Spring Community Dinner

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us and contributed so generously to our 16th Annual Spring Community Dinner and Fundraiser on March 24, 2018 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West Roxbury.


Attended by over 250 guests, our annual spring dinner benefits Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women; the Roslindale Food Pantry; and summer camperships for children in need.

(Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
Photo Credit: Jeremiah Robinson

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined us and shared his thoughts about the progress Boston has made in combatting homelessness, the work still to be done, and the difference that organizations like WRFORP make for women, children, and families. Rosie’s Place Director of Fundraising, Michael Oliver, also thanked our guests, and we were happy as always for the consistent support of District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley.

Beth Germano of WBZ-TV was our spectacular MC, and music for dining and dancing from DJ Michael O’Neil of MCO Productions added to the success of the evening.

We are very grateful to Rockland Trust, Gold Sponsor for this and all of our events.  And thanks to East Boston Savings Bank, Brookline Bank, and Blue Hills Bank, which also contributed to make our work possible.


Gift certificates, gift baskets, sports items, scratch lottery tickets, and more – all donated by local individuals, organizations, and businesses – were raffled during silent and live auctions.  (See the full list of generous donors in our event program.)

The event’s success is due in large part to the support of the St. George church community and Pastor Father Timothy Ferguson, who have hosted us for many years in their lovely space, and spacious kitchen!


And our Board members, Rosebuddies, and many volunteers worked tirelessly before and during the dinner to ensure it was a wonderful evening for everyone.

(Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
Photo Credit: Jeremiah Robinson

WRFORP is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. We are so fortunate to have so many loyal supporters. We hope you will join us again next year!