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Final Challenge & Awards Reception

  • WeWork 625 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

The CharityWarriors Final Challenge was an exciting evening affair, showcasing women who are fighting to raise funds and awareness for important causes. 

 2017 Charity Warriors Kennedy Else, Jen DiMartino and Kate Cincotta

2017 Charity Warriors Kennedy Else, Jen DiMartino and Kate Cincotta

After a fierce 10-week competition, we witnessed the final battle between the remaining five Charity Warriors as they fought for nonprofits that are changing Boston and beyond.

The Final Challenge was a unique fundraising event full of surprises. There was lively entertainment, games, cocktails, and mouth-watering food from acclaimed chefs. 

Meet the 2018 finalists:

Emilia Diamant  I  Jeremiah Program
Breaking the cycle of poverty, two generations at a time.

Katrina Weiss  I  Doc Wayne Youth Services
Fusing sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

Maristela Rapo  I  Giving The Glam
Helping financially disadvantaged teens enjoy a
high-school prom experience.

Nora Allen-Wiles  I  Girls Rock Campaign Boston
Empowering girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence and collaboration.

Judi Alperin King  I  The Wily Network
Supporting college students who have persevered through such life challenges as aging out of foster care, homelessness, or lack of family support.

The competitive spirit was in the air as we celebrated these strong women who are on a mission to make a positive impact in the world. 

The final challenge event was the culmination of a seven-week fundraising accelerator and competition. Selected from a group of fourteen, five amazing nonprofit leaders competed to raise awareness and funds for their causes. All succeeded, but only one was named winner of the 2018 Charity Warriors Challenge.

The Charity Warriors Challenge is an annual fundraising competition and accelerator for women ambassadors of local nonprofits. Since its founding, the Charity Warriors Challenge has provided a fundraising platform for nonprofits to collectively raise over $1,000,000.


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