$45,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish MA & RI at “Wine & Wishes 2014“

$45,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish MA & RI at “Wine & Wishes 2014“

Boston, MA – October 17th – The Young Agents Committee of MAIA and Trusted Choice were delighted to be the Presenting Sponsor at the 2nd annual Wine & Wishes  on October 17, for Make-A-Wish MA & RI.

Wine & Wishes 2014 brought together 180 young professionals from the Boston area to raise money, to network and get a taste of the Make-A-Wish mission at Morton’s The Steakhouse in the Seaport.

Supporters were greeted at the door of the Winter Atrium with a champagne tasting and smiles from Make-A-Wish volunteers. Event emcee Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian, opened this year’s event with a few laughs and attendees were welcomed to visit all of the 13 tasting tables that included fine wines, whiskeys and spirits from around the globe.

The evening were DJ’d by Tre, 15, who used his wish for DJ Equipment to keep the atmosphere lively. He paused briefly to hear 9 year old Maddie and her Mother speak about her wish to skate with the Boston Bruins. Attendees were then treated to a viewing of the heartwarming video of Maddie meeting and skating with her hockey idols.

“It’s a privilege be a part of this outstanding event for the 2nd year in a row.  To see firsthand the positive effective a wish can have on a child and their family as they undergo such a difficult time is truly the greatest reward. I’m honored to have helped make this evening a success and applaud the outstanding job done by the Make-A-Wish staff and the 2014 Wine & Wishes Committee.” commented Rob Barresi, upcoming Vice Chair for MAIA’s Young Agents Committee, who also chaired the Wine & Wishes Committee.  The final fundraising total for the evening was $45,000, which ensures that 6 wishes will be granted to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Many of us ended the night with a picture in the photo booth provided by Tap Snap. Here are a few pictures from the evening:

For more photos: Visit Make-A-Wish MA & RI Facebook Page.

Thanks Make-A-Wish MA & RI for planning and executing a fabulous and successful night.

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