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Crittenton Women’s Union (CWU) is a proven poverty disruptor. As one of Massachusetts’ largest and most innovative nonprofits, CWU guides thousands of families across the economic divide with metric-based, mentor-led, incentivized programs that empower families to assess choices, set goals, access resources, and persevere to economic independence.

Join supporters of Crittenton Women’s Union at the 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the State Room in Boston. The Live! Work! Thrive! event will honor the 150-year legacy of two storied Boston charities serving women and families, and will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of CWU participants’ rigorous path to economic independence.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Mayor Marty Walsh serve as Honorary Chairs for this event. They join distinguished Event Chairs Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield; Deborah Manus, Managing Partner of Nutter McLennan & Fish; and Dorothy Puhy, COO of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has committed to be an Innovation level sponsor. Poverty Disruptor level sponsors include Carson Biederman, Martha Coakley, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Fiduciary Trust Company, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Highland Street Foundation. WCVB is the event’s media sponsor.

Together, Live! Work! Thrive! will raise $350,000 in critical operating support to ensure CWU’s ability to guide even more families across the economic divide. It will also fund innovative research and bold programs guiding future generations toward family and financial stability. The event will include a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner featuring inspirational remarks by recent participants of CWU programs.

To purchase tickets or learn more, visit LiveWorkThrive.org