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Diamonds of Dorchester


Please Save the Date for the 13th Annual

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:30 p.m.
The Westin Copley Place, Boston

Reception, Dinner, and Program

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To purchase an Ad in our Program Book, click here.

For more information, please contact Daisy Guzman, Development and Communications Associate at dguzman@stmaryscenterma.org or 617.436.8600 ext. 493.

2016 Save the Date


Diamonds of Dorchester
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Honoring Angela Menino and AGC MA

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Last year at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children’s Diamonds of Dorchester event, nearly 500 people came together to ensure nearly 600 women and children have a safe, secure place to call home and find support, a job or permanent housing in 2015. We hope you will be able to join us on Thursday, October 22 at the Faimont Copley Plaza so that more families may achieve emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.

AGC Color_2015_CBGThe event celebrates our community’s efforts in supporting St. Mary’s Center’s ongoing partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to find that change truly does come from the Center. We have a very a special evening planned including a presentation of the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence to Angela Menino for two decades of incredible advocacy and tireless support of our community as well as St. Mary’s Center from the agency’s very beginning. A second Corcoran Award will be presented to AGC MA for the organization’s extraordinary commitment to the non-profit sector through its annual day of service transforming St. Mary’s Center’s campus, Rosie’s Place, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

For registration and sponsorship details please click here. To purchase an ad in the Program Book, please click here for rates and specifics.


Hosted annually, Diamonds of Dorchester is the Center’s signature fundraiser which supports our entire community and nearly 600 families served through our programs and services.

State Street’s Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley, Katherine A. Hesse, Esq., Chair, and Deirdre Houtmeyers, President.

Last year, St. Mary’s Center honored State Street Corporation and Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley, President, CEO, and Chairman at the 11th annual event on November 12, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, with the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence.

There were many highlights, including a moving tribute to the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino. A very remarkable and inspiring young mom bravely shared her story and details about the support she received while living at St. Mary’s Home with her young daughter, participating in the GRLZradio.org program, and earning her high school degree through the Women’s Learning Center.

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Guest speaker from GRLZradio.org, St. Mary’s Home, and Women’s Learning Center with Senator Linda Dorcena Forry.

“For almost two years, I have been at St. Mary’s Center. My entire life has changed…To this day, I try not to imagine where I would be if I hadn’t stayed at St. Mary’s Center.

I was strong before, but I’m so much STRONGER now!

CHANGE really does come from The CENTER.

I had to Change MY HEART to CHANGE MY MIND.”

Thank you to our guests and sponsors, along with our emcee Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, who served as our auctioneer. Together, you raised more than $380,000, so that more families may receive shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and search for affordable permanent housing at St. Mary’s Center.

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