BOSTON (March, 2020) — Fenway Community Center (FCC), an independent nonprofit neighborhood space, will hold its annual fundraiser “Love, Fenway,” at 6:30pm on March 19 at its address, 1282 Boylston Street. FCC’s mission is to serve as a gathering place to share information, deliver programs, and provide services that enrich the lives of all Fenway residents, while also exemplifying its values of collaboration, community, enrichment, equity, innovation, and sustainability. This is the center’s second yearly benefit to celebrate, support, and generate more awareness of its organization and the services it provides. It will include awards, live music, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and a silent auction. Tickets for “Love, Fenway” are $75 and available via the FCC website or Eventbrite.
Last year, the fundraiser was a huge success, raising more than $25,000 for the Center. The attendance and participation demonstrated the passion of residents to contribute to their neighborhood and the organization’s influence within Fenway. FCC serves its neighborhood residents as its priority but welcomes surrounding communities as well. The Center is determined to hold a successful fundraiser to bring awareness and expand on their services. This year, with the sustained support of its members, friends, and sponsors, it hopes to continue building a more united community.
At “Love, Fenway” this March, Executive Director of FCC Robert Kordenbrock will present the 2020 Community Spirit Award to Brenda Clark, as well as honor the late Stephen Sorkin. Clark first came upon FCC in September 2018 and has been an active member since. She currently serves on multiple committees, including those for Programming and Health & Wellness for All. Sorkin moved to the area in 1978 to pursue his passion for teaching theatre. He taught his own “Acting is Believing” class and subsequent January 2019 performance at FCC, showcasing the community of diverse people and talents he cultivated.
Reflecting on the progress the nonprofit has made, Kordenbrock said, “we’ve experienced unprecedented growth since last year’s Love, Fenway as far as membership, attendance at FCC programs and events, and financial support from local businesses.” He added, “we have exciting plans in store for the rest of 2020 and can’t wait to share them with the Fenway community!”
Fenway Community Center at The Viridian is a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide a safe, vibrant, and inclusive neighborhood gathering space for Fenway and Audubon Circle residents and organizations; to provide multigenerational programming of benefit to the community; and to partner with local groups, colleges, universities, and institutions to provide creative and useful classes, exhibitions, and workshops in arts and culture, health and wellness, education and enrichment, and civic engagement. The mission of the Fenway Community Center is to serve as a gathering place to share information, deliver programs, and provide services that enrich the lives of all Fenway residents. FCC firmly believes in the importance of supporting those who live in Fenway and, in line with our mission, our stated values are: collaboration, community, enrichment, equity, innovation, and sustainability.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, including a complete schedule of events and fees or to register, please call 857-246-9053 or visit the FCC website and its sponsorship page.
Fenway Community Center
1282 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215