Building Dreams
Gala 2021

Please Join Us!


Watch this space for details about the Building Dreams Gala, 2020 coming soon.


On September 12th, we hosted our first ever ALL VIRTUAL 2020 Tiaras and Toolbelts Building Dreams Gala Auction and Raffle Draw. The event was FREE to attend and a lucky raffle winner took home a trip for four to the Cove in Yarmouth on Cape Cod.

All proceeds from this fundraiser supports our mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance, through access to affordable housing for families across Essex County. We currently have 11-families waiting for their completed houses — but due to the pandemic, we are 5-months behind schedule. Your participation will help us in our effort to catch up so that we can finish homes for these deserving families.

Event Program

The event will be filled with informative programming that includes an interview with one of our families who will share their journey towards affordable homeownership, as well as…

Building Dreams Gala
Building Dreams Gala
Building Dreams Gala

Enter Our Raffle

Tickets are available for $25. Enter to win a trip to The Cove at Yarmouth. Tucked away in Lewis Bay on Cape Cod, The Cove is yours for a delightful week-long retreat. This lovely one bedroom unit is perfect for a family holiday (maximum occupancy is four), with golf, beaches & restaurants just minutes away. The unit also has two bathrooms and a small kitchenette. Your stay will be from Friday to Friday, with check-in on 6/25/21 and checkout 7/2/21.

Building Dreams Gala Raffle

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting affordable homeownership in the Merrimack Valley!

Lead Sponsor


Ways to Support Our Mission

Become a Sponsor: By supporting our annual Building Dreams Gala with sponsorship or a program advertisement, you not only contribute to this special evening but will also receive acknowledgment at the event, on our website, via social media and in all media presence. To learn more or to become a sponsor, email us at or call us at 978-681-8858. You can also click the Sponsor button below, complete the info request form and we will contact you!

2020 Building Dreams Committee Members

Liza Waters
Matt McLennan
George Burtch
Joan McCarthy
Gigi Martinez
Lolli Sumberg
Jessica Tomlinson


Lauren Hajjar – Errand and Events by Lauren
Cathy MacPherson – Auctioneer
To learn more email or call us at (978) 681-8858.