Over 300 guests recently attended the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Annual Gala and Auction held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.
The event raised more than $1.4 million to aid the organization’s programs dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless and high-risk youth. The distinguished honorees for the event were Concord residents Laura and Bob Reynolds. Also in attendance were a number of other Concord residents who served on the Gala Committee, most notably, Gloria and Chuck Clough; presenting sponsors of the Gala and longstanding supporters Kim and Dennis Burns and Ann Marie and Dick Connolly.
The organization was founded in 1970 to serve runaway, homeless and high-risk youth, most of whom have been abused and neglected throughout their lives. The agency was among the first in the nation to recognize and respond to the growing population of homeless youth, a phenomenon that was to become a national issue. Bridge founders were key activists leading to the U.S. Runaway and Homeless Youth Act in 1974.
For over 45 years, Bridge has been a national model and program innovator for youth development services, reaching youth “where they’re at,” helping them overcome the effects of abuse and neglect and assisting them to prepare for and attain training, jobs and economic security.