About the Evening - 100 Years of Shelter, Housing, and Hope

Our 100th anniversary celebration will be a joyful evening filled with food, drink, music, and live auction, all honoring two remarkable community members and benefiting Boston's homeless parents and children. Free parking is available on Fish Pier.

Our Honorees

Michael Durkin, President and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

FamilyAid Boston proudly honors Michael Durkin with The Community Impact Award. Mr. Durkin has worked for the United Way for more than thirty years and served as CEO and president of the United Way in Denver, Colorado, where he worked with the city’s mayor to launch a ten-year plan to end homelessness. He came to Boston in 2008 and has provided critical leadership on issues of homelessness in the city. In 2015, the United Way partnered with the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to launch the first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness and worked with the Boston College Center for Innovation to launch the IF Challenge, a prize competition that sought out innovative solutions to ending family homelessness. Mr. Durkin also serves on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Task Force on Individual Homelessness.

Adrian Walker, Columnist for The Boston Globe 

FamilyAid Boston proudly honors Adrian Walker with The Thomas M. Menino Award for Outstanding Community Service. Mr. Walker began his career at The Miami News and has written for the Boston Globe since 1998. He served as the Globe's deputy political editor from 1995 to 1997 and contributed to paper's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, for which the Globe won a Pulitzer Prize in 2014. Mr. Walker’s powerful columns on poverty, race, and politics have given voice to people who are often overlooked or misunderstood by society, and his words have inspired many in and around Boston to work for greater social and economic justice.

Our Emcee

Alison King is NECN's Political Reporter. She has been with the network for over 20 years, covering six presidential elections. Alison has earned three Emmys, two Gracies, several Associated Press Awards, and contributed to NECN's 2000 Dupont award.

Live Music

Winiker Music will provide entertainment for the evening. Brothers Bo and Bill Winiker's band has been called "Boston's House Band" by the Boston Globe. They are beloved in the Boston area and have played at events and with orchestras throughout New England and the world.


The evening will include an exciting live auction! Below is a sneak preview of the live auction items:

Golf for three at Fishers Island Golf Club

Ranked number 10 on Golf Digest's annual list of 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America, Fishers Island truly is one of the most exclusive and enjoyable golf clubs in the country. 

1 week stay in St. Maarten 

Enjoy a week of fun, sun, and relaxation at the beautiful Westin Dawn Beach Resort

located on one of St. Maarten's spectacular white-sand beaches. 

2 Tickets to Boston Celtics v. Cleveland Cavaliers and dinner at Limoncello 

Enjoy a delicious dinner at Limoncello and two front row balcony seats to the Celtics v. Cavaliers game on Wednesday April 5,2017 at 8 p.m. at TD Garden.

East Meets West catered dinner for 10 and 6 bottles of high end wine

Enjoy a catered 3 course meal for 10 people including staffing and rental equipment provided by East Meets West Catering, along with 6 bottles of high end wine.

One night stay at Aloft Hotel on Boston's Seaport

Enjoy a one night stay at Aloft Boston Seaport, located in the thriving Seaport District! Sip in the WXYZ bar with live music during your stay or head across the street to Lawn on D. 

4 Tickets to Boston Red Sox v. New York Yankees 

Enjoy 4 field box seats to the Red Sox v. Yankees on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Sam Adams Brewery Tour and Beer 

Enjoy a private, 20 person brewery tour along with a tasting at one of Boston's premiere breweries. Take home 3 cases of Sam Adams beer and a fun basket of beer items!

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