Photos: Third Annual empowerHER Soirée

Check out scenes from the October 11, 2018, event at the Hingham Shipyard.

Over 700 guests gathered at the Hingham Shipyard on Thursday, October 11, 2018, to raise $225,000 to support young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers at the third annual empowerHER Soirée. Speakers, including Mike Welch and his daughter Lena Welch, Muriel Mena, student at Whitman Hanson High School and Christine Dube, an empowerHER mentor from Boston, shared their insight into how the program has made a significant impact on their lives as they each navigate the challenging terrain of grief. Nicole Estaphan of WCVB’s Chronicle and Jim Fagan served as emcees and managed the inspiring paddle raise!

Sponsors including Quincy Mutual, Ropes & Gray, Jack Conway Realtor, Campanelli, and numerous other philanthropic leaders from the South Shore, made the event possible. Local restaurants including Brian Houlihan and his team at Trident Galley & Raw Bar, Chef Jimmy Liang of Fuji at WoC, Paul WahlbergAlma Nove, Cypress Catering CompanyNovara, Joe Norton of Mullaney’s Harborside Fish Market, and Tinka Martini McCauley and Steve McCauley of Boathouse Bistro, shared their delicious small bites. Elissa Montilio of Montilio’s Baking Company & Pizzeria presented a breathtaking dessert table. Jonathan Dunn and his incredible team at Lavishly Dunn Catering and Event Planning ensured the inspiring evening went off without a hitch!

Photography by Russ Mezikofsky

Sarah Carbone, Christine Dube, Joanie Quealy (Scituate), Mackenzie Blanc (Burlington), and Maggie Coughlin (Braintree)

Ropes & Gray Partner Dan Ward and Wife Christina Ward (Scituate)

Mullaney’s Fish Market’s Joe Norton

Mentee Muriel Mena of Whitman Hanson High School

Lynda Murphy, Woburn (Aunt), Cara Belvin (Founder), and Alex Murphy (cousin) Woburn

Lena Welch (Rockland)

Kristen Armstrong (Boston), Chelsey Rooney (Boston) and Kaitlyn Gordon (Boston)

Joseph Salah (Duxbury) and guests

Guests and Bob Burke (Scituate)

Fuji Woc (Quincy) Chef and Owner, Jimmy Liang

Father Mike Welch (Rockland)

Eva Bloche (Arlington), Cara Belvin Founder (Scituate) and Muriel Mena (Whitman-Hanson High, Whitman)

Emcees Jim Fagan (Plymouth) and Nicole Estaphan (Boston)

Christine Dube (Mentor, Boston)

Chef Brian Houlihan (2nd from the left) Trident Galley & Raw Bar Hingham Trident

Alma Nove (Hingham)