2017 Spaghetti Dinner
Spaghetti Dinner Group
2018 Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Spaghetti Dinner is Women’s Lunch Place’s annual fall fundraising event. This year will be a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the shelter. The 2018 Spaghetti Dinner honors Anne and David Bromer, devoted champions of Women’s Lunch Place for over 21 years. Their vision and philanthropy have helped hundreds of women to be nourished, to access housing assistance, take showers, do laundry, and become part of a supportive community. The Creative Expressions Program, founded and funded by the Bromers, provides an essential outlet that allows our guests to experience the joy of creating art. Anne, a Board Member and former Chair and founder of the Advisory Committee, is a familiar face in the shelter, and regularly welcomes our guests to her home.

Purchase Tickets

Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston provides a wonderful setting for this lively, family style dinner. Table hosts don chef’s jackets & hats and serve spaghetti, meatballs, and a variety of delicious toppings. An irresistible silent auction and raffle add to the evening’s entertainment. After the dinner program, a dessert reception and dancing is hosted by the WLP Young Professionals.

The Spaghetti Dinner supports the mission of Women’s Lunch Place and allows us to continue helping the most vulnerable women in the Greater Boston area. This year, we served over 106,201meals and provided assistance to over 1,400 women. This event is critical to ensuring that Women’s Lunch Place can continue to meet the increasing requests for help from women in need.

For more information about becoming a Spaghetti Dinner sponsor, contact Lorraine Levine, Director of Development, Lorraine@womenslunchplace.org or 617-449-7190.

6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. – Dinner & Program
9:00 p.m. – After Party: Dessert & Dancing featuring “The Chicken Slacks” Sponsored by the WLP Young Professionals
Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Over 400 guests attend.
  • The fundraising goal is $510,000. Your participation as a sponsor, auction donor, or advertiser will ensure that we will reach this goal to support the important work of Women’s Lunch Place.
  • Website and social media will be used to promote the event and the participating businesses. Our donors express their appreciation by patronizing businesses that contribute to this event.
  • Live & Silent Auction: The fundraising auctions & raffle will feature items at a range of values to ensure that all guests can enjoy bidding on this entertaining part of the evening. Donations are needed for merchandise, gift certificates, or exclusive one-of-a-kind items.
  • Donations will be prominently featured at the event and receive pre-event recognition on our social media and website as well as featured on the Jumbotron screens.

All sponsorships include the sponsor’s logo or name prominently highlighted at the event on the electronic screens.

35th Anniversary Leadership Sponsor: $35,000

  • Two tables for 12 guests with premium seating
  • All benefits of Chianti Sponsor Level listed below
  • Additional visibility or seating opportunities available by request

Chianti-thank-you-enough: $25,000

  • One table for 12 guests with premium seating
  • Podium recognition (Additional visibility or seating opportunities available by request.)
  • Name recognition in all press releases related to events
  • Most prominent name and logo placement on WLP web site
  • Sponsor feature in WLP email update to 8,000+ subscribers
  • Two social media shout outs on Twitter and Facebook to 5,000+ followers

Limoncello: $15,000

  • One table for 10 guests with preferred seating
  • Podium recognition and event underwriting opportunities.
  • Name recognition in all press releases related to events
  • Logo placement on WLP web site
  • Sponsor mention in WLP email update to 8,000+ subscribers.
  • Two social media shout outs on Twitter and Facebook to 5,000+ followers

Holy cannoli: $10,000

  • One table for 10 guests
  • Podium recognition
  • Logo placement on WLP web site
  • Two social media shout outs on Twitter and Facebook to 5,000+ followers

Antipasto: $5,000

  • One table for 10 guests
  • Name placement on WLP web site
  • Social media shout out on Twitter and Facebook to 5,000+ followers

Fettuccine al friendo: $3,000

  • Tickets for 6 guests
  • Name placement on WLP web site

Become A Sponsor
Women’s Lunch Place is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Gifts in excess of $75 per ticket may be considered a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. We appreciate your generous support of Women’s Lunch Place.


The fundraising auctions & raffle will feature items at a range of values to ensure that all guests can enjoy bidding on this entertaining part of the evening. Donations are needed for merchandise, gift certificates, or exclusive one-of-a-kind items.

Donations will be prominently featured at the event and receive pre-event recognition on our social media and website as well as featured on the Jumbotron screens.

View the 2018 Silent Auction Items.

Contact Us to Donate


The Spaghetti Dinner After Party follows directly after and is hosted by the WLP Young Professionals. Featuring drinks, desserts, a raffle, and live music by The Chicken Slacks, the Spaghetti Dinner After Party is a fun way to introduce yourself to Women’s Lunch Place and the Young Professionals community. *Please note: all Spaghetti Dinner ticketed guests are invited to join the After Party and do not need to buy additional tickets to attend.*
Sally Bachman, co-chair
Eileen Hsü-Balzer, co-chair
Clemia C. Brittenum
Linda Burston
Kay Calvert
Mary Carty
Ashley Irez
Mark Lippolt
Mary Moscato
Jeffrey Musman
Glenn Quirion
Phil Salmon
Nancy Schön
Suzanne Schultz
Bernice Siegel
Connie Smith
Lynne Spencer
Natalie Tejero
2018 SPONSORS

PRESENTING CORPORATE SPONSOR

35th ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

Sally & Jeb Bachman
Anne & David Bromer
Kay Calvert & Jim Manzi
Jill Greenthal & Thomas Eisenmann
Eileen Hsü-Balzer

EVENT VENUE SPONSOR


CHIANTI-THANK-YOU-ENOUGH
Mary & Brian Carty
Michele & Howard
Kessler

LIMONCELLO

Roberta &
…..Stephen R. Weiner

HOLY CANNOLI
Holly & David Bruce
Atsuko & Larry Fish
Cyndy & John Fish
Hannah, Jack &
…..Evangeline Grove
The McGee Family
The Phillips Family
Sanofi Genzyme
Derri Shtasel M.D.
…..& Gary Gottlieb M.D.
Jean Tempel

ANTIPASTO
Diane Arnold
…..& Dean Goodermote
Coldwell Banker Residential …..Brokerages Cares
K Kachadurian
Estrellita Karsh
Joyce Kosofsky & Ken Gloss
Kathy & Bill LaPoint
New England Development
Lynn Petrasch
Diana Rowan Rockefeller
Lisa Saunders Hartstein
…..& David Hartstein
Lynne Spencer
& Jeffrey Musman
Steward Health Care



FETTUCCINE AL FRIENDO
Cynthia &
…..Theodore Berenson
Brookline Bank
Comcast
Irene and Lionel Harris
Anthony Leonard & Michelle Natale
Mary & Richard Moscato
Joy Rosen & J.W. Carney Jr.
Santander Bank
Natalie Tejero
Wellesley Bank Charitable
Foundation

See Photos From the 2017 Spaghetti Dinner!

Photos by Lana Mendelsohn Photography