8th Annual Un-Gala

Cradles to Crayons 8th Annual Un-Gala

Un-Gala℠ - A Fundraiser for Cradles to Crayons

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Choose one shift: 9:30AM -12:30PM or 2PM - 5PM

2013 Un-Gala Co-Chairs: Susan and Richard Holbrook

Event Committee: Maria Bromley, Nevin and Kristine Chitkara, Stuart Davies, Steve DiPrete, William and Susan Elcock, Justine Griffin, Jordan Hitch, Sarah Iselin, Bill and Donna Matson, Noreen McMahon, Krisann Miller, Peter Necheles, Newk Stillwell, and Victoria and Don Sullivan

What is the Un-Gala?

Not your typical fundraising event, our Un-Gala is one of the only fundraisers that welcomes kids’ participation, involves hands-on volunteerism, and has a special focus on family service.  100% of the funds raised through the Un-Gala directly support the mission to help thousands of children in need stay safe and warm in the winter ahead.

What to expect at the Un-Gala?

At the Un-Gala, there will be activities targeted at children of all ages.  Activities may include: sorting and inspecting donated clothing, making blankets, cleaning toys and shoes, and shopping for children in-need.  Prepare for a day of fun working alongside adults and children to give back to other families. Each shift will end with a celebration of our impact and family-style meal.

"This event is a tradition that our family does every year.  We make it a priority to attend and give back.  I never thought I'd hear my son say that he wants to volunteer.  I truly believe we get as much out of attending as the children in-need get from our support!" - Brian F., Newton, MA

View photos from last year here.

Un-Gala funding opportunities begin at $2,500 and your sponsorship offers you and your guests a day of teamwork alongside hundreds of other family and corporate volunteers and the opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of local children in-need.

For more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Julie Lima, Director of Individual and Family Philanthropy at or (617) 678-2080.

2013 Un-Gala Supporters 

As of December 4th, 2013


Bain Capital Community Partnership

Bank of America

The Highland Street Foundation

Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine

Sankaty Advisors

Victoria and Don Sullivan


Agero, Inc.


Eastern Bank

Wendy and Telis Bertsekas

The Hamilton Company

Jordan and Julie Hitch

Susan and Richard Holbrook

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

MFS Investment Management


Analog Devices


Steven and Deborah Barnes

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Boston Business Journal

Nevin and Kristine Chitkara

John and Stephanie Connaughton

Beth and Todd Cook

Gerard and Beth du Toit

Sandy and Paul Edgerley

Michael and Laurie Ewald

Scott Friend and Leslie Riedel

Jeff and Christa Hawkins

John Hancock Financial Services

Patti and Jonathan Kraft

Wendy and Dan Kraft

Jim and Krisann Miller

Kristin and Stephen Mugford

New Balance Headquarters

Paul and Kristen Reeder


State Street Foundation/Brenda Lyons

Suffolk Construction Company

Yolanda and Brooks Taylor

Phyllis Yale and Tucker Taft

Paul and Sylvia Zurlo



James and Elizabeth Athanasoulas

Doug and Diana Berthiaume

BioGen Idec

The Boston Bruins Foundation

Andrew and Debbie Carlino

Rachel and Kevin Conn

Lynn and Bruce Dayton

Jonathan and Vicki DeSimone

Suzy and Sean Doherty

Harvard University

Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulous Inc.

Viva and Geoffrey Hyatt

Renée Kwok and Family

The McLean Family

Kara Murphy and Mike Pierce

Neighborhood Health Plan

Shawmut Design and Construction

Newcomb and Trina Stillwell

Kim and John Toomey

Verizon Foundation

Waters Corporation


Joseph Berman and Sharon Cantor

Kyle and Jennifer Betty

Jeffrey and Jennifer Blecher

Margaret Boasberg and Chris Bierly

Marcella and Pieter Boelhouwer (The Holborn Foundation)

The Boston Foundation

Athena and Steve Bradway

Marlissa Briggett and Peter Necheles

Cambridge Biomedical Group

Colin and Alix Campbell

Teresa Chick and Bhasker Natarajan

Julia Clarkson and Steve Glick

Color Copy Center

Davis, Malm & D'Agostine P.C.

Stephen and Deborah DiPrete

William and Susan Elcock

Jeff and Jennifer Gandel

Astrid and Jason Glass

Gabriel and Sarah Gomez

Anne Grape

Derek and Donna Hayden

Alyssa Irving and Chris Mrazek

Andrew and Cindy Janower

Lisa and Mike Gieger

David Jegen and Cynthia Greene

Janice and Jay Jester

Elizabeth Keating

Josh Klevens and Anna Sinaiko

Philip and Elizabeth Loughlin

Susan and Richard Lynch

Michael and Molly Manning

Alice and Coleman Mark

Elena and Tom Matlack

Dave and Helen Mischler

Claire Newton and Ted Maloney

Kari and Daniel O'Donnell

Jon Olshaker and Kelly Howell

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications

The Schwandt Family

Liz and Jules Seeley

Matthew and Lori Sidman

Jaleen and Michael Siekman

Cynthia Strauss and Harry Sherr


Paul and Christina van Houten

The Witkos Family