Funny Women...Serious Business: 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Cheryl Strayed

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

The annual Funny Women…Serious Business luncheon brings together 1,500 supporters to celebrate Rosie’s Place’s unique mission and philosophy while raising vital funds for our programs and services.  

This year is a special one for the Rosie’s Place community, as we celebrate our 40th year of providing hope and help for poor and homeless women.  Come celebrate this milestone at Funny Women…Serious Business and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of women. 

Our featured speaker will be author Cheryl Strayed, whose #1 bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, details her 1,100-mile hike from the Mojave Desert to the Oregon-Washington border and the personal struggles that compelled her to take the journey. Ms. Strayed’s story is powerful and beautifully told, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Funny Women…Serious Business!

Sponsorship Information

Read through the sponsorship packet to learn more about sponsorship opportunities as well as the benefits of supporting Funny Women...Serious Business

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor the event, please contact Katie Amoro at 617.318.0211 or

Individual tickets are $175 each, and all proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the vital, innovative, and transformational programs and services Rosie’s Place offers poor and homeless women.

Event sold out! Please contact Katie in the Development Office at 617-318-0211 for more information. 

Featured Speaker

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wild, the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Jean-Marc Vallée is directing the film adaptation of Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Read More

Headlining Sponsors

Boston Interiors


Presenting Centerpiece Sponsor




Leading Sponsors

  • Boston Benefit Partners, LLC
  • Holly and David Bruce
  • Eastern Bank
  • Christina and Michael Gordon
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • J. Jill
  • Michele May and David Walt
  • Pioneer Investments

Benefactor Sponsors

  • Anonymous Friend
  • Eileen and Jack Connors
  • Delta Dental of Massachusetts
  • Susan M. Galer 
  • Linda Hooley
  • Sharon Ireland Lewis
  • New England Coffee Company
  • Deborah Pasculano
  • State Street Corporation
  • Webster Bank