eat LUNCH give

Our annual eat LUNCH give luncheon takes place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. We enjoy a wonderful lunch, enter to win some amazing raffle prizes and learn about Women’s Lunch Place and how we help women improve their lives.

At the 2018 luncheon, we honored Atsuko Fish with the Women Who Give Award. Atsuko co-founded the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative to inspire the American model of nonprofit philanthropy in her home country of Japan. Both Atsuko and her husband, Lawrence, have been active supporters of Women’s Lunch Place for many years.

Women’s Lunch Place has recently celebrated our 35th year of feeding and helping Boston’s most vulnerable women. Since 1982, Women’s Lunch Place has touched the lives of tens of thousands of women, lifting them from despair, poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelessness, thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

Our 2018 co-chairs Mary Carty and Glenn Quirion and the luncheon committee planned a wonderful afternoon and thank you for your help in making this event a success.

To learn more about the 2018 eat LUNCH give luncheon, please call 617-449-7200.


Event Co-Chairs:
Mary Carty
Glenn Quirion

Event Committee:
Pamela Abeiga
Deb Bulkeley
Aileen Capozzi
Terry Charron
Sarah Donovan
Donna Fessler
Lucy Flynn
Ashley Irez
Mark Lippolt
Mary Moscato
Sauci Saffitz
Suzanne Schultz
Audrey Spellman
Meghan Sutherland
Natalie Tejero

Daisy $2,500
– Four tickets for luncheon
– Quarter-page ad

Tulip $5,000
– Six tickets for luncheon
– Half-page ad and listing in printed materials
– Web & social media posts pre & post event

Rose $10,000
-One table for 10 guests
– Verbal acknowledgment from the podium
– Full-page ad and listing in printed materials
– Web & social media posts pre & post event

Orchid $15,000
– One preferred table for 10 guests
– Verbal acknowledgement from the podium
– Event underwriting opportunities at luncheon
– Full-page ad & listing in printed materials
– Web & social media posts pre & post event

Lotus $25,000
– Two preferred VIP tables for 10 guests
– Verbal acknowledgement from the podium
– Prominent visual recognition at the luncheon
– Full-page ad with premier placement and
listing in printed materials
– Web & social media posts pre & post event

Program Book Advertisements Only
$1,000 Full-Page
$500 Half-Page
$250 Quarter-Page
$150 Two-line Listing

If you are supporting this event as a sponsor, please consider donating by check or adding in the 3.49% credit card fee (noted with an asterisk).

For more information about becoming an eat LUNCH give sponsor, contact Lorraine Levine, Director of Development, or 617-449-7190.

The Women Who Give Award recognizes and honors a woman who embraces the mission of Women’s Lunch Place and supports the advancement of women through leadership and philanthropy.

We are pleased to honor Atsuko Fish for her years of effective empowerment of women’s leadership and philanthropy.  Atsuko, a Trustee of the Fish Family Foundation and the Founder of Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) and Champion of Change Japan Award, is a generous supporter of Women’s Lunch Place and many other Greater Boston nonprofits. She served for years on the Boards of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Boston Foundation, and Management Sciences for Health. Atsuko is also the first Japanese woman to receive Champion of Change award from US President Barack Obama back in 2013. In 2006, Atsuko founded the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative, a great executive training for women leading social change in Japan to learn from leaders of Boston’s non-profit organizations, including Women’s Lunch Place. Atsuko continues to empower the non-profit sector in Japan and Boston, and we are proud to recognize Atsuko’s extraordinary accomplishments.

Women Who Give Award Recipients:
2018 – Atsuko Fish
2017 – Marylou Sudders
2016 – Arnita Cooper, Linda Kreisel, Mary Lou Monaco, and Nancy Schieffelin
2015 – Barbara McCann
2014 – Vivien Li
2013 – Angela Menino
2012 – Micho Spring

LOTUS $25,000
Mary & Brian Carty
Michele & Howard Kessler

ROSE $10,000
Atsuko & Larry Fish and Family
Heidi & Peter Heiland
New England Development
Roberta & Stephen R. Weiner

TULIP $5,000
Boathouse, Inc
Holly & David Bruce
C & W Services
Kay Calvert & Jim Manzi
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
First Republic Bank
Cynthia & John Fish
Eileen Hsü-Balzer
Elizabeth Keeley
Keystone Partners
Kathy & Bill Lapoint
The McGee Family
Steward Health Care
Irene & Lionel Harris
Jean Tempel

DAISY $2,500
Boston Properties
Anne C. & David J. Bromer
Brookline Bank
Sarah & Walter Donovan
Donna & Steve Fessler
Holtz & Reed, LLP
Joyce Kosofsky & Ken Gloss
Patti & Jonathan Kraft
Diana Rowan Rockefeller
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Natalie Tejero
Polly & Ming Tsai
Catherine & John Wallace
The Ward Group
Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation

Thank you to our raffle sponsors: