2022 Building a Dream Gala

Our annual Building a Dream Gala raises funds allowing us to continue to provide the highest-quality programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Each year we present the Leadership Award to either an individual or business that demonstrates a commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities and the Charles River Center. Additionally, we recognize a Charles River individual with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Numerous community businesses sponsor the event and approximately 400 individuals attend. It was an honor to present the Lifetime Achievement Award at our most recent event to Josie Paul, a participant in our Day Services and Residential Services programs.

We were also thrilled to be able to honor the employees of the Charles River Center and to launch a new Employee Assistance Fund, thanks to the generous donations to our Fund A Need campaign. The Employee Assistance Fund will allow us to provide financial assistance to eligible Charles River Center staff members during times of unanticipated hardships and emergencies.


Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Waltham Wetsin Boston


Photo Gallery from Last Year