Funny Women... Serious Business

A Broadcast Event to Benefit Rosie’s Place

Exclusive online access Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m. 


Our annual Funny Women…Serious Business event took on a new format this year as a Broadcast Event featuring past speakers and special friends of Rosie’s Place. The event streamed online on Tuesday, October 20th exclusively for our ticketholders and sponsors. Click here to view the program book.

This year’s event featured actor and activist Rosie Perez. We were also joined by actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member, Rachel Dratch, and authors and former Funny Women…Serious Business speakers, Piper Kerman and Loung Ung.

Proceeds from the event benefit the vital programs and services that Rosie's Place provides to 12,000 women each year. And with the demand for our services increasing in the wake of COVID-19, your support is more critical than ever in ensuring that Rosie's Place remains a place a place of hope and sanctuary for our guests.
Please contact Shelli Stevens for more information at 617.318.0211 or

Presenting Sponsors

Christina and Michael Gordon
Anne Kubik and Michael Krupka
Kristen and John Maxwell
Michele May and David Walt
Deb and Mark Pasculano

Leading Sponsors

Amundi Pioneer Asset Management 
Forest Foundation
The Gilson Family Foundation 
Highland Partners Charitable
Jane and Joseph Kringdon

Presenting In-Kind Sponsor



Arbella Insurance Foundation
Avid Engineers
Kathi Blair 
Robert and Carolyn Blanks
Cherise and Robert Bransfield 
Chapman Construction/Design 
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares 
Columbia Threadneedle Investments 
Eastern Bank 
Lee and Peter Frechette
Susan M. Galer 
Mary Beth and Chris Gordon
Beth Edwards Harris
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Erin O’Connor Kent and Patrick Kent
Sharon Ireland Lewis 
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Marriott Daughters Foundation
New Balance Foundation
Donna Paglia
Pinkham Busny LLP 
Putnam Investments
Anne Marie Viglione and Joseph Jutras