2010 Consent Form
Our Past Events
2009 Event Make a notable difference for kids
2008 Event Toys For Tots
2007 Event Laurels for Literature
2006 Event Credits The Gift of Music
2005 Event Credits One more Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2004 Event Credits Never Give Up on a Child

The 2010 Laurel Ball Committee Present

The Seventh Annual
Laurel Ball

Friday, December 17th

  7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

 Taj Boston Hotel

15 Arlington Street
 Boston, MA 02116
 To benefit organizations that transform children's lives
 Beneficiaries: Cradles to Crayons & Beacon Academy

Boston's Cradles to Crayons equips homeless and in-need children with the basic essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued.  Help keep kids safe and warm this year.  cradlestocrayons.org    


Beacon Academy~ a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas; preparing students to thrive at competitive independent and public exam high schools.
Help give 14 months that last a lifetime.  beaconacademy.org 
Laurel Leaves
Thank you to all of the 2010 Laurel Ball Committee Parents who are
     supporting their child's participation and have generously donated
     to ensure this years fundraising effort is a success. 
Laurel Association
The Laurel Association enables high school students in New England to participate in the process of charitable giving
through the planning and production of an annual holiday event.

The 2010 Laurel Ball Committee includes 39 Students from New England High Schools that are able to invite their
school and neighborhood friends, expanding the outreach to hundreds of communities in the region.

2010 Laurel Ball Committee are students from the following High Schools:
St. Georges School, The Rivers School, Newton Country Day School,
Dexter School, Southfield School, Winsor School, Noble and Greenough School,
Worcester Academy, Wellesley High School, St. Sebastian's School, Beaver Country Day School,
Roxbury Latin School,  Dover- Sherborne High School, Dana Hall School,
Brooks School, Pomfret School, Weston High school, Milton Academy,
Thayer School and  Middlesex Academy

The vision is to build a diverse community of young philanthropists who join together for a common cause each year and remain connected
through their shared memories and collective achievements for many years ahead. 

Join the Laurel Association and help make this a sustainable process and a new tradition for teenagers in Boston.


We thank the 2010 Laurel Ball Committee members for their research, nominations, and endorsement of charities that benefit children's education, health and enrichment programs. The 2010 charitable organizations presented to the committee:

  2010 LB Committee member, Erin, a senior at Newton Country Day, nominated
Thompson Island and introduced Mr. Arthur N. Pearson,
President of Thompson Island Outward Bound Program

 Thompson Island, a very accessible and most ecologically diverse islands in the Boston Harbor Islands,
National Park Areas.  Thompson Island has a school campus and serving over 6,500 youth annually whose primary purpose is to provide
adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service,
environmental responsibility and academic achievement. The organization principally serves early adolescents from all economic
and social communities of greater metropolitan Boston, and the institutions and adults who support them.

2010 LB Committee member, Katharine, a junior at Nobles & Greenough School, nominated  Boston's Cradles to Crayons,
  In 2009 Cradles to Crayons provided 45, 000 local children with basic essentials. 
The need is great- 305, 000 children ages (0-12) live in low-income situations in our State, they will all need a winter coat.

 Mrs. Sarah Ducas, one of our founding LB members, introduced BeaconAcademy and the
2010 LB Committee members, Hamilton, and Alek, seniors at Pomfret School, nominated the organization to the committee.
 Donations to Beacon Academy can transform the lives of young people for a lifetime.  http://www.beaconacademy.org/
Laurel Association

B-SAFE Program St. Stephen's Youth Program, South End Boston,

(Bishop's Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment)

Foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with Down’s syndrome
BOSTON BALLET's Adaptive Dance Program, now in its fourth year, continues to be a successful joint venture between Boston Ballet
and the Department of Physical Therapy, Children's Hospital in Boston. The program reflects an innovative collaboration between the staff from both facilities and is designed to foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with Down’s syndrome.  

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Conservatory Lab Charter School
Learning Through Music

    The mission of the Conservatory Lab Charter School is to engage all children by using the Learning Through Music curricular model to ensure every child's academic, artistic, creative, and social/emotional success, as validated by qualitative and quantitative measures.

Conservatory Lab Charter School

2007- 2004
Epiphany School
Never gives up on a child

Epiphany is an independent, tuition-free, middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other's presence. Epiphany's small classes, individualized curricula, and extended school days provide rigorous academic, moral and social instruction. In close partnership with families, we are an innovative learning community that affords structured support to help students thrive. Together, we are a school that never gives up on a child. Epiphany challenges students to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts. We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute intelligently, morally, and actively to the society they will inherit.