North Enders Support “Children’s Trust” Gala

Ioana and Michaela Dumea of the North End recently attended “An Evening of Promise,” a gala to benefit families, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Children’s Trust, Massachusetts leading family support organization. It included silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. The Children’s Trust honored Senator William “Mo” Cowan, of ML Strategies and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., for his work in the public and private sectors on several causes that benefit children and families.

Among the 500 guests were Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Joseph Kennedy, and Will Packer, producer of notable movies such as “Think Like a Man,” “Ride Along,” and “About Last Night.” The Children’s Trust strengthens the Commonwealth by developing, evaluating, and promoting parenting education and coaching programs to improve the lives of children. In the local area, the Children’s Trust funds Healthy Families Harbor Area, an in-home parenting support and coaching program for young parents. ROCA Inc. operates the program. For more information, visit