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A Wicked Affair Was a Wicked Good Time!

Oct 24, 2023

A Wicked Affair

For a Wicked Good Cause

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Wells Ave Y

Our annual party was one for the record books at our brand new facility, where over 200 guests gathered for a mysterious evening full of enchanting food, craft cocktails, alluring auctions, and magical music, all to benefit the Y's mission. We were enchanted  with your presence.... 

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The West Suburban YMCA raised over $130,000 at its Annual Gala on Saturday, October 21, vital funds that will support the nonprofit organization’s many programs and services. The full-scale event, the first at the new Wells Ave Y, celebrated the new facility and a historic year for the organization which has experienced exponential growth. Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller recognized the Y’s far-reaching impact on the community.

Over 200 guests and 21 sponsors supported the event. The Y surpassed its $100,000 fundraising goal for the 2023 gala. Guests were encouraged to wear dramatic attire to match the “A Wicked Affair” theme.

Boston television and radio sports commentator and reporter, Michael Holley, emceed the evening with personal stories and humor. The gala included a cocktail hour, dinner by Beaujolais Catering, live music by The Passive Aggressives, magical acts by Jonathan Vale, tarot card reading by Liberty Graves, prizes, and an auction. 40 items were auctioned, including experiences with Salt Patisserie, Oak & Barrel, Cork & Board, The Street, and Che! Empanada.

The event was organized by a Gala Committee composed of Mary Appelbaum, Karen Bogard, Kristina Carroll, Emily Flynn, Gloria Gavris, Andy Gluck, Annie Greene, Martha Hanlon, Pam Haslam, Cindy Laughrea, Becky Manley, Donna Manley, Andrea Newman, Sara Pollock DeMedeiros, Carol Stoltze, and Heather Sundram.

Sponsors include Calare Properties, Inc, Commodore Builders, Boston College, Dedham Savings, Deloitte, Eastern Bank, M&T Bank, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, The Village Bank, AAFCPA’s, Dwell 360 Real Estate, Lee & Gloria Gavris, Honda Village, The Gluck Family, The RMR Group, Triple Eight Distillery/Nantucket Vineyard, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dion’s, and Rivermoor Energy.