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Join Us to Make a Difference

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Virtual event with in-person or at-home volunteer options.

The annual Un-Gala® is our signature fundraiser in support of our Gear Up for Winter initiative, which supplies warm winter gear to thousands of local children in Massachusetts. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Un-Gala will be a virtual event with in-person or at-home volunteer options. You can choose where you feel most comfortable volunteering: at home or at Cradles to Crayons. No matter where you volunteer, it will be a fun and impactful hands-on service event for volunteers of all ages.

Three Un-Gala volunteer opportunities will occur on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The first two will be in-person volunteering at Cradles to Crayons and the third will be at-home volunteering. Please review the schedule below.

  • 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.: Un-Gala Volunteer Opportunity #1 (at Cradles to Crayons) 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Un-Gala Volunteer Opportunity #2 (at Cradles to Crayons) 
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Virtual Un-Gala Program
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Un-Gala Volunteer Opportunity #3 (at Home) 


Make sure you tune in to the main event at 4:00 p.m. for a family-friendly and engaging virtual program, featuring emcee Amaka Ubaka, Anchor on 7NEWS Today in New England.

Select Your Level of Support

Please review the following levels and benefits to determine what is best for you and your family, group, or company. To make a gift or select your preferred volunteer option, please click on the “at home” or “at Cradles to Crayons” buttons below the following chart.



How Would You Like to Volunteer? 


Contact Katie Amoro at kamoro@cradlestocrayons.org


Thank You for Being a Supporter


2021 Host Committee


Darren and Daniela Abrahamson
Kate and Ajay Agarwal
Josh and Caroline Beer
Chris and Katherine Biotti
Katie and Phil Burgener 
Julia Clarkson and Steve Glick
Jessica Dumphy and Mark Manfredi
Jason and Astrid Glass
Cindy Greene and David Jegen
Carolyn and Jeremy Hastings 
Lauren Hudson Cofiño and Rafael Cofiño
Phil and Tanya Ianniello
Jessica and Joshua Lutzker
Marney and Tim McCabe
Monica Shah and Anil Seetharam
David and Megan Zug
Paul and Sylvia Zurlo


Thank You to our Generous Supporters



Dean and Sherri Athanasia
Tamar Dor-Ner and Dan Krockmalnic
Monica Shah and Anil Seetharam
Victoria and Don Sullivan
The Wellsprings Family Foundation


Josh and Caroline Beer
Alix and Colin Campbell
Nevin and Kristine Chitkara
Todd and Beth Cook
Carolyn and Jeremy Hastings

Susan and Rich Holbrook
Lynn Margherio and Brian Burke

Ila and Raj Shah


Darren and Daniela Abrahamson
Ajay and Kate Agarwal
Bank of America Private Bank
Mark and Irina Barracos
Doug and Diana Berthiaume
Cindy and Mark Blotner
Katie and Phil Burgener
Jason and Astrid Glass
Mary Beth and Chris Gordon
Phil and Tanya Ianniello
Josh Klevens and Anna Sinaiko
Jessica and Joshua Lutzker
Emily Magruder
Bianca Passerelli and Matt Coddington

Sean and Ashley Quinn
Scott and Genie Randall
Maggie Schmidt and Kenneth Danila
Drew and Beanie Spangler
Yolanda and Brooks Taylor
Phyllis Yale and Tucker Taft

Paul and Sylvia Zurlo


Mark and Allison Allyn
Ted Berk and Naomi Weinberg
David and Cassie Bordeau
Michael and Krista Busnach
John and Lisa Capone
Russ Cox and Sara O’Brien
Jeffery Crisan and Jodi Walker
Jessica Dumphy and Mark Manfredi
Elizabeth Dunn
Eastern Bank
Ken Frieze and Tamar Salter Frieze
Joan and Michael Gallant
Andy and Kristine Gatesman
Blake Gottesman
Cindy and Andrew Janower
Toby and Michael Kumin
The McLean Family
Ildi and Kevin Nielsen
Andy and Carolyn Noble
Donna Paglia and Matt DeSutter
Leslie Riedel and Scott Friend
Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg
Marion and Mark Russell
Papri Sakar and Neeraj Agrawal
Jeff and Denise St. Mary
Kimberly and Troy Stanfield
Kim and John Toomey
Ted and Kathy Truscott
Margaret and Roderick Wagner
Naomi Weinberg and Ted Berk

Aditya and Pramila Agrawal
Stacy and Mitch Bernstein
Anna Bulkovshteyn and Daniel Grana
Caroline and Tim Cahalane
Jane and Keith Carroll
Julia Clarkson and Steve Glick
Lauren Hudson Cofiño and Rafael Cofiño
Steve DiPrete and Friends at South Shore Bank
Molly Doyle and Vik Narasimhan

Sarah and Ross Fairbanks
Lisa and Chris Farmer
Kira Freytag
Abby Goldenfarb and Michael Barowsky
Cindy Greene and David Jegen
Heather Grimmett
Peter Henderson
Jillian and Jason Hirsch
Justin and Natacha Hupp
Victoria and Kris Joshi
Marnie Kaufman

Holly and Mike Landsittel
Declan Lee

Laura and Todd MacLean
Marney and Tim McCabe
Tim and Lisa McCusker
Jessica and Erik Molinaro
Kate Moran
Needham Bank
Timothy and Cathy O’Neil
Alicia Piedalue
Chris and Monique Porter
Jill and Steve Purpura
Jessica and Sam Rubenstein
Fredi and Jack Shonkoff
Alexandra Strong

Kathryn Sweeney Matt, Brian Matt, and Family
Talia and Adam Valkin
Christina and Paul Van Houten
Kira Vassar Freytag and Patrick Freytag
Stephen and Christine White
Nicole Zatlyn and Jason Weiner
Karl and Hillary Zimmerman
David and Megan Zug

*as of 12/1/2021


Meet the Kids and Families You are Helping

Highlights from Last Year’s Un-Gala