The Northeast Chapter of the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, hosted its annual Northeast Gala January 18, 2018 at the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston and celebrated the milestone of funding over $2 million in grants to over 150 local nonprofit organizations that help bring joy to sick and hungry children.

The event was hosted by Dave Andelman, CEO of the TV program the Phantom Gourmet and included guest speaker Mike Schultz, a volunteer from Team IMPACT who shared the inspirational story of his son Ari. Highlights of the evening included silent and live auctions which helped raise an event total of $190,000.

Event sponsors included New England Patriots LLC, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox/Fenway Sports Management, Carlos Andrade Management Group, Cafua Management, Couto Management Group, LLC, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising. National corporate partners in attendance included Coca Cola, Concord Foods, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, National DCP, LLC, Pennant Ingredients, Inc., S&D Coffee & Tea, and Weston Foods.