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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 Page 9 The 00ociallg by00-Iilda M. Morrill David and Laura Lamere of Weston co-chaired the "Dress for Success" luncheon at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) Congratulations are in or- der! The recent "Dress for Success" luncheon at The Fairmont Copley Plaza raised more than $268,000, not in- cluding the proceeds from an online auction. The event marked the fourth year that a group of Boston's leaders came to- gether to celebrate and sup- port the work done by Dress for Success, whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvan- taged women by providing professional attire, a net- work of support, and the ca- reer development tools they need to thrive in work and in life. The large committee in- cluded Jacqui and Wayne Budd, Sara Campbell, Kristen Daly, Peggy Dray, Boston City Councilor Maureen Feeney, Carol and Bernie Fulp, Karen Marinella Hall, Denise Hajjar, Joanne Jaxtimer, Julie Kahn, Mary J. Kakas, Karen Kaplan, Pat Kreger, Mimi La Camera, Irma Fisher Mann, Doctor Mallika Marshall, Margaret McKenna, Thomas F. Reilly, Dusty S. Rhodes, Emmy Whitney and Bennie and Flash Wiley, just to name a very few. As always, The Fairmont Copley Plaza ballroom looked festive and beautiful with floral table centerpieces by Wendy Teplow of Izabelle's Design. Each vase was cleverly wrapped in a pink leather belt, emphasizing the clothing/dressing theme. Dr. Mallika Marshall, HealthWatch Reporter for WBZ-TV Boston, welcomed everyone and introduced the event co-chairs Laura and Dave Lamere of Weston, as well as Mrs. Angela Menino, an honorary co-chair and a member of the board of directors. A live auction by auction- eer Paul Zekos and Shayna Seymour of WCVB-TV's "Chronicle" added to the fun, Anne Tamer Hajjar, left, and Frances Rivera, are the chairperson and emcee of the 19 th annual TomorrowNite Gala, respectively. The glittery gala takes place on March 6 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston. (File photo by Lisa Polucci) Enjoying the "Dress for Success" luncheon are, left to right, WCVB/TV Channel 5 anchor Bianca de la Garza, Host Committee Member Kristen Daly, and realtor Kathy Huntington. (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) as well as to the monies raised. Kim Todd, the Executive Director of Dress for Success Boston, gave a heartwarm- ing welcome and thanks to everyone before introducing a video presentation detail- ing the work of the non-profit and highlighting some of its clients. Among the fun comments overheard: "Because of Peggy [Dray], the Copley Plaza has become the organization's home away from home." "You can tell that Dusty [Rhodes] and Conventures ran the event. Everything happened exactly as scheduled." For more information about Dress for Success Boston, call 617-779-2177 or visit www.dressforsuccess.org. ....... On Thursday, Febru- ary 25 we are invited to "Eleanor's Affair" at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The event will feature a Denise Hajjar fashion show featur- ing the designer's 2010 Spring/Summer Collection. The fun takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will benefit the ALS Associa- tion of Massachusetts WCVB-TV Channel 5's morning anchor Bianca de la Garza is the emcee for the event which includes cock- tails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a "Mystery Box." The fashion show will be a runway show in the Oval Room. Please contact Melinda Lubetz for ticket or sponsor /f information at 781-255-8884 x 235, or visit www.denise ha]ar.com. The ALS Association Mas- sachusetts Chapter is com- mitted to fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on all fronts. The organization of- fers more than a dozen free programs and services to persons living with ALS and their families, supports worldwide research efforts, and advocates for the entire Smiling for the camera at "Dress for Success" are Jacqui Budd, left, Chair of the Board, and Margaret McKenna, Host Committee Member. (photo by Hilda M. Morrill) ALS community on both a state and federal level. To learn more, visit www.als- ma.org, or call 888-CURE- ALS. ....... "Shamrock Nation: An Evening of Song & Laughter with Foster & Allen" takes place from Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 7 at Freeport Hall, 256 Freeport St., Dorchester. Direct from Ireland, multi Gold album winners 'Foster & Allen' will perform an evening of Irish song and laughter. Produced by Sham- rock Nation, the duo mix humor with classic songs, such as Blueberry Hill, True Love, Somewhere My Love, Amazing Grace, Nobody Loves Like an Irishman and more. The Irish band Devri, Celtic and Irish country singer Denis O'Gorman, and The Woods School of Irish Dance will also be performing. For ticket information and show times, call 781-534- 3919 or visit www.shamrock nation.com. ....... The :19 th Annual TomorrowNite Gala" takes place on Saturday, March 6, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston from 6 to 11 p.m. to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospi- tal. WHDH-TV news anchor Frances Rivera will emcee the Gala, which is chaired by Milton resident, Anne Tamer Hajjar. The Boston-based Tomor- row-Nite 2010 will embrace Hospital founder Danny Tho- mas' Lebanese roots with a "Haflee theme." Guests will enjoy traditional Lebanese appetizers and music by Mitchell Kaltsunas and En- semble, followed by dinner, dancing and cocktails. A si- lent auction will include luxury shopping, sports memorabilia and one-of-a- kind items. Early event sponsors in- clude Anne and Chuck Hajjar, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Camer, Eastern Bank, KHJ Integrated Marketing, and Ligris & Associates. Recognized as the Hos- pital's premier fundraiser for this region, the Boston-based event has raised nearly $4.8- million for the hospital over the past 18 years. St. Jude Children's Re- search Hospital is interna- tionally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children (Continued on Page 13) I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530