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 Dinner will honor devoted champions of Women’s Lunch Place, Anne and David Bromer. For over 20 years, their vision and philanthropy has helped hundreds of women to be nourished, access health care and legal assistance, take showers, do laundry, and become part of a supportive community.  Additionally, the Creative Expressions Program, founded by the Bromers, has allowed our guests to find joy through creating art.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza 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 104,685 meals 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.

Purchase Tickets

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.

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
Kathy LaPoint
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 SPONSOR

35th ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

Sally & Jeb Bachman
Anne & David Bromer
Kay Calvert & Jim Manzi
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
The McGee Family
Derri Shtasel M.D. & Gary Gottlieb M.D.
The Phillips Family

ANTIPASTO

Joyce Kosofsky & Ken Gloss
New England Development
Lynne Spencer & Jeffrey Mussman

FETTUCCINE AL FRIENDO
Natalie Tejero
Joy Rosen & J.W. Carney Jr.

See Photos From the 2017 Spaghetti Dinner!

Photos by Lana Mendelsohn Photography