A message from Executive Director Kelly Brilliant
Dear Friends, 

Because we are a 43-year-old member-based organization, we rarely reach out to individuals for financial support. However, these are extraordinary times. We hope that you and yours are healthy and safe.  We know we will overcome this challenge through unity guided by science. We thank all of our frontline workers—healthcare personnel, essential services workers, volunteers, store clerks, and assisted living staff.  

The essential work of the Fenway Alliance is providing joyous events and programs that engender greater access to the Arts.  It is also restoring, protecting, and providing critical access for all Bostonians to our public green spaces. For over three decades the Fenway Alliance has been a key leader in the rehabilitation of the Frederick Law Olmsted Muddy River Park and Parklands.  

We hope to be able to continue this work, but we need your support. The Alliance is a small, yet mighty and nimble organization—we get big things done!. We employ two full-time staff members, and one paid intern.  Currently, like many nonprofit organizations, we are all on reduced salaries.  We want to be able to continue our work serving the Fenway community and Boston, as a whole.  Please consider making a donation to the Fenway Alliance so that programs and events like Fenway Cares, Opening Our Doors, TEDxFenway and Fenway Porchfest can continue, and that the important advocacy and management of our beautiful green spaces continues uninterrupted. These programs and green spaces for urban residents are more important than ever now.  Also, let us know what future programs you’d like to participate in.  We need your support, and welcome your ideas!   

Sincerely, 

Kelly Brilliant, Executor Director
The Fenway Alliance     

Images above from OPENING OUR DOORS 2019 , Boston's longest running and largest day of free art + cultural experiences in Boston
WE ARE SEEKING YOUR SUPPORT during this Giving Tuesday for our projects and operations during this tumultuous, extraordinary time. For over 40 years, The FA has served the community by developing cultural programming and providing greater access to the arts through community arts and culture initiatives including: Opening Our Doors, TedxFenway, Fenway Porchfest, and Public by Design. The Fenway Alliance works in the areas of art + cultural access, engagement and environmental advocacy, including the multi-million dollar Muddy River Restoration Project in the Back Bay Fens. Because community-building is so deeply embedded in our misson, we jumped at the opportunity to pivot to issues around food insecurity and residents in need during this quarantine period. 
Fenway Cares is a group of concerned and active Fenway organizations, including the Fenway Alliance, Fenway CDC, Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Community Center, Operation Peace, and concerned residents that came together in a fast moving situation - the COVID-19 pandemic - to help Fenway residents in need. Last week Fenway Cares helped with the logistics of delivery of 300 boxes of fresh produce to Fenway residents in need thanks to the generosity of the Boston Resiliency Fund, the office of city councilor Kenzi Bok, Fresh Truck, and the Katsiroubas Brothers. We are proud to work in a community of such caring organizations + individuals!
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