Reach for the Stars Gala 2023


Together at last! Our Reach for the Stars Gala event was held in person for the first time in three years on April 29, 2023 at the inspirational Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston.

Highlights of the evening included a powerful, heartrending presentation by our keynote speaker, a domestic violence survivor. Additionally, there was a resounding tribute and standing ovation to our former Executive Director, Laura Van Zandt. Our new Executive Director, Amarely Gutiérrez Oliver, shared her vision for REACH into the future. Her full remarks, in English and Spanish, can be found here.

The reception-styled gala included a live auction by Tom Best, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Gourmet Caterers, dancing to tunes spun by Boston’s DJ Deja, and was hosted by emcee Latoyia Edwards, Emmy award-winning morning news anchor for NBC10 Boston. AE Events was a welcome partner in the overall effort. You can learn more about the event through our news release. The Gala program is available here. Want to see pictures? Check out our Facebook album.

We are already planning Reach for the Stars 2024, so if you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Director of Development Jean Doliber at

Donations toward our fundraising goal for this year are warmly welcome and can be made on our website.