From AJ Events
The Sold Out Living Legends Gala attracted widespread attention and support for the Museum of African American History. The event was held Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. “Black-ish” star, Anthony Anderson returned as host to honor women making history. Four-time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding and Oscar winner for costume design, Ruth E. Carter, both received the coveted, historic silver cup. Co-chairs, Mark C. Touhey of Liberty Mutual and Paul Francisco of State Street Corporation, led the efforts that contributed to the gala raising a record-breaking [close to] $500k for the Museum. Anderson had the audience laughing during the program as he roamed the room to take selfies with attendees while shaking their African instruments. About 350 sponsors, supporters, young and old, multi-cultured and well-heeled attended the Gala that featured a JOSH Wine Reception, a live auction, a dinner reception featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine and live entertainment. The evening was not only entertaining, it was educational highlighting the Museum’s history. All details were planned and executed by AJ Events, including talent, graphics, fundraising, and content.