On Wednesday, October 20, The Lenny Zakim Fund will kick off our 20th annual No Show Ball campaign. This month-long campaign will culminate on November 17, LZF Giving Day, a new one-day fundraising initiative to raise money for The Lenny Zakim Fund. For this year’s No Show Ball campaign, LZF seeks to raise a minimum of $100,000.

On LZF Giving Day, Lenny’s birthday, we will remember our founder and honor his vision for The Lenny Zakim Fund: To provide critical grant funding and technical assistance to grassroots organizations in support of their work advancing social, economic, and racial justice in communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. The goal of LZF Giving Day is simple: To bring together a broader segment of the LZF community than those who usually donate to our No Show Ball to celebrate and support our grantee partners through a collective, one day online giving effort. For this year’s inaugural LZF Giving Day, we have set a one day fundraising goal to raise $10,000 in collective online gifts, which is the equivalent of an average grant award from The Fund to one of our grantee partners.

Each year, The Lenny Zakim Fund raises money to support our annual operating budget, which includes grant monies and technical support to our grassroot partners. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, LZF relies nearly 100% on the generosity of our donors to support our work with grassroots organizations throughout eastern Massachusetts.

This year, LZF has set a fundraising goal of $1,265,000, which we seek to raise through various fundraising efforts, including our annual No Show Ball and LZF Giving Day. A significant portion of the money we raise this year will be distributed by The Fund as grant awards to our 2022 grantee partners. LZF’s ability to meet the needs of our 2022 grantee partners is dependent upon us meeting – ideally exceeding – this fundraising goal.

To learn more or for questions about the 20th annual No Show Ball or LZF Giving Day, please contact Allison Picott, LZF’s Director of Development, at apicott@thelennyzakimfund.org or 617-838-5966


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