25th Anniversary

On November 17, 2020, the Lenny Zakim Fund hosted a virtual event celebrating our 25th Anniversary on what would have been Lenny’s 67th birthday.

As the culminating event of our traditional No Show Ball, we raised a glass to toast a quarter of a century of LZF’s dedicated and impactful work – all from the comfort of people’s home. Please click here to watch the video of our virtual event.

Our goal: to raise $750,000 in 2020 in recognition of LZF’s 25th Anniversary and ensure we are able to continue supporting grassroots organizations and their leaders in any and every way we can, especially during this turbulent time. Please consider making a gift to our 25th Anniversary Campaign by clicking on the “donate” button below.




Host Committee (in formation as of 9-3-20)

Alex and Cortina Delpleche

Amy and Bob Weinberg

Asmaa Donohue and Mahesh Aditya

Barbara and Steve Grossman

Beth Dill and Eric Enge

Brianna Boggs

Celeste Lee

Clementina Chery

Deena Zakim

Douglas and Judi Krupp

Ellie Starr

Harold Schwartz



JC Burton

Jennifer Winn Aronson

Jerry Wishnow

Joseph Rodio

Josh Zakim

Joyce Zakim and Peter Greenspan

Jude Goldman

Kalman and Ellen Heller

Lisa Gordon and John Treadway

Lynne and Joe Goodman

Mark and Susan Irvings

Honorary Hosts

Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor

Anissa Essaibi George, Boston City Councilor

Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor

Chynah Tyler, Massachusetts State Representative

Jon Santiago, Massachusetts State Representative

Liz Miranda, Massachusetts State Representative

Sonia Diaz-Chang, Massachusetts State Senator

Mark and Marjorie Sokoll

Mary Carty

Miki Akimoto

Robert P. and Joan Sherman

Sam Slater

Shari Zakim-Yacouby

Sofia Lingos-Papaliodis

Steve and Barbara Grossman

Susan and Glenn Rothman

Suzi Kaitz and Jonathan Katz

Timothy James

Yasmin Cruz Ferrine

Event Sponsors (in formation as of 11-06-20)

Love In Action

DLA Piper

Social Justice Advocates

Barr Foundation
The Boston Foundation
Suzi Kaitz and Jonathan Katz
Caren Keller and David Boonshoft
Klarman Family Foundation
Douglas and Judi Krupp
Susan and Glenn Rothman
Bobby and Elaine Sager

Bridge Builders

Arbella Insurance Foundation
Eric and Jennifer Winn Aronson
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Asmaa Donahue and Mahesh Aditya
Susan and Mark Irvings
Joan Lenington and Rob Sherman
John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation
The Prospect Fund
Santander Bank
The Slater Foundation
Bob and Amy Shulman Weinberg

Community Change Agents

Peter and Kay Bernon
Beth Dill and Eric Enge
Michael and Linda Frieze
Marlene and Jerry Goldstein
Income Research + Management
Lisa Gordon and John Treadway
Joyce Zakim and Peter Greenspan
Kalman and Ellen Heller
The Kaitz Family of National Lumber
Barry and Susan Tatelman
WBUR 90.9 FM
Winthrop Wealth Management

Mission Collaborators

Steven and Risa Aronson
Brian and Mary Carty
Alex and Cortina Delpleche
Eastern Bank
Empire Loan Charitable Foundation
Robert and Esta Epstein
Michael Fanger and Linda Sattel
Josie Greene and Glenn Asch
Richard Kaitz
David and Celeste Lee
Joseph Rodio
Mark and Ellie Winthrop
Josh and Grace Zakim

LZF Allies

Miki Akimoto
Joan and Steve Belkin
Brianna Boggs and Madeline McNeely
JC Burton
Cambridge Trust
Terri and Alan Chebot
Belden and Pamela Daniels
Stacey DePasquale
Jason Goldie
Jude Goldman and Ed Braverman
Lynne and Joe Goodman
Barbara and Steve Grossman
Mark and Ellyn Harmon
Roz and Sandy Hollander
Timothy James
Florence Koplow
Liana and Michael Krupp
Maven Construction
William McPherson
Jay and Amy Belkin Mofenson
Charlayne Murrell-Smith
New Boston Ventures
Robert and Gabriela Romanow
Joseph Savage
James and Pamela Schwartz
Mark and Marjorie Sokoll
Ellie Starr
Michael Whouley and Sally Kerans
Robert White
Jerry Wishnow and Pei Pei Wu
Deena Zakim and Jesse Chebot
Judi and Edward Zuker