Committee Members Gather in Anticipation of ‘Beacon Hill Gala’

By Dan Murphy

In anticipation of the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s upcoming 44th annual “Beacon Hill Gala,” the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street played host to members of the event committee last week for an intimate gathering featuring wine and hors devours, courtesy of 75 Chestnut.

“We’re looking for it to be a fun, festive evening to celebrate the neighborhood and all the good work that the Civic Association and residents do to make it the charming oasis it is,” said Kimberlea Jeffries, who with her husband, Stephen, will chair the gala, along with Deb Hanley and Frank McGuire and Sandra and Holt Massey.

The gala, which supports the “preservation and residential character of Beacon Hill,” takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Feb. 6 of next year. It is the Civic Association’s major annual fundraiser.

And while the event is still more than two months away, many neighborhood institutions have already committed to purchasing tables, including the Boston Athenaeum, Friends of the Public Garden, the Esplanade Association, the Nichols House Museum, the Beacon Hill Garden Club, the Beacon Hill Circle for Charity, Historic New England and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Another gala sponsor, Grogan & Company, Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers, has designed the “save-the date” invitations at no cost to the Civic Association.

“This event brings the community together, which is an important part of our mission, and will help raise much needed funds for the preservation of Beacon Hill’s history, character and quality of life,” said Mark Kiefer, the organization’s president.

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