More than 300 guests attended the 15th annual UNICEF Gala Boston at The Castle at Park Plaza on Thursday. The event raised more than $1.2 million, a record high for the gala, which will go toward UNICEF’s global mission to help children.
Bryan Rafanelli, of Rafanelli Events, received the Children’s Champion Award in honor of his work with UNICEF over the years. Boston Globe managing director and gala committee member Linda Pizzuti Henry presented the award to Rafanelli. UNICEF USA’s president and CEO, Caryl M. Stern, and New England Regional Office managing director Matthew Bane both spoke at the gala.Lillian Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @lilliangbrown.