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Founders Circle Events
  • 2023 Events

2023 Events


23rd Annual Rappaport Lecture with Steve Locke

Wednesday, May 17th
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

Hear from acclaimed artist, Steve Locke, firsthand, and connect with fellow contemporary art enthusiasts. Please join us at 5:30 PM prior to the lecture in the deCordova Museum lobby for a special recpetion with the artist, Steve Locke.  In the meantime, read more about Steve Locke, who Jessica May, Artistic Director of deCordova, describes as “an essential artist of our time.”



Party for the Sculpture Park

Saturday, June 10th
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

Held on the beautiful Pondside Terrace, this annual fundraiser offers a festive evening in support of deCordova Sculpture.  Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing in the Sculpture Park, and celebrate remarkable art amid the stunning landscape. After cocktails throughout the Park, savor a delicious dinner at the newly created Pondside Terrace, taking in views as the sun sets.  Enjoy a lively auction with Marie Keep of Skinner, Inc.



South End Summer Stroll

Sunday, June 25th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
South End Public Gardens, Boston

Tour a selection of South End community gardens, sampling the best seasonal, local food and drink as you stroll. This event will raise support for The Trustees’ 56 Boston community gardens, which add cherished green space to the city, build community, and collectively serve as a valuable food source for the many families who tend them. 



Meals in the Meadow

Saturday, July 15th
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Farm Institute, Edgartown

Experience the joy of a Vineyard summer featuring local farms, local food, and local friends. Celebrate and support educational programming at The FARM Institute with a farm-to-table dinner, silent auction, and live music. 



Naumkeag Garden Party

Saturday, July 22nd
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Naumkeag, Stockbridge

Gather for our annual party to raise important support to preserve Naumkeag in all its gilded splendor. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. 



Great Point Circle Celebration

Thursday, August 17th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM*
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket

Grab your beach chairs and join us for a special gathering featuring island-inspired fare and fresh, ocean air. Please note that capacity is limited for this cherished end-of-summer celebration. All contributions support the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and our work on Nantucket. Please stay tuned for ticket prices & registration information.


One Waterfront Gala

Thursday, September 7th
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Envoy Hotel, Boston

Be a part of the progress as we share the next steps in the creation of Piers Park III, a world-class public park on Boston’s stunning waterfront. Join us for a sunset dinner overlooking the harbor and enjoy a fun-filled evening of signature cocktails, lively conversation, food, music, and community. Come raise a glass to this momentum in celebration of the world-class future park.



Party on the Farm

Saturday, September 9th
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Weir River Farm, Hingham

Savor seasonal cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while we dance and delight in the beautiful landscape of Weir River Farm. Stroll throughout the property as the sun sets, and experience all that this special place has to offer our community and beyond.



Trustees 132nd Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 2nd
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Stay tuned!

Consider the past year’s accomplishments and look ahead to the coming year. Over dinner, we will confirm new Governance members, thank outgoing volunteers, recognize exceptional service to The Trustees, and receive institutional reports from Officers of the Board. Please stay tuned for ticket prices & registration information.


Event details subject to change.