MALDEN/STONEHAM — Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) recently held their annual theater Spring for Independence fundraising event “Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Fats Waller Musical Show!” this past Saturday, June 25, at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham. This year’s benefit performance raised more than $160,000 for MVES’ programs and was made possible by the generosity of its dedicated sponsors.
“It is great to be back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Lisa Gurgone, Chief Executive Officer of MVES. “Each year, we hold our largest fundraising event at the Greater Boston Stage Company. I’m excited to share that this event sold out and we reached our fundraising goal. The proceeds from this event will provide critical assistance for older adults and people with disabilities in need who reside in the 11 cities and towns served by our organization.”
The annual theater event has grown from a fundraiser into a true community event, with more than 250 patrons turning out for the performance. More than 100 businesses and individuals sponsored the event, including Lead Sponsors StonehamBank, Agero, and John and Wendy Pereira.