Kentucky Derby Party 2017

This is the 6th annual Kentucky Derby benefit hosted by Boston Cares Board Member, Joe Schutt, at Carrie Nation Restaurant and Cocktail Club (11 Beacon Street, Boston, MA). All proceeds support Boston Cares' mission to connect more than 23,000 enthusiastic and experienced volunteers with more than 165 local nonprofit agencies and schools to achieve a mutual goal of improving our communities in the Greater Boston area. Tickets will be available from April 29th through the event, and at the door for $75.00.

Reserve your exclusive Mint Julep today!


Woodford Reserve Mint Julep in a Copper Cup ($100)

Modeled after the $1000 Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is generously donating the proceeds from an exclusive $100 Mint Julep in a copper cup. The Mint Julep features Woodford Reserve's Double Oak bourbon and a specialty bourbon infused vanilla sugar. All proceeds from the $100 Mint Julep go to support the work of Boston Cares. Limited quantities available.

Join us as a sponsor by selecting one of these featured event packages:


Winners Circle Package ($1,000)

The Winners Circle ticket package includes a reserved table for 6, 6 event tickets, 12 drink tickets, 1/2 page ad in the program, and a featured listing on the event website. $700 of the Winners Circle Package is tax-deductible.


Woodford Reserve Run for the Roses Package ($500)

The Run for the Roses package includes a reserved table for 4, 4 event tickets, 8 drink tickets, and a featured listing in the program and on the event website. $300 of the Run for the Roses Package is tax-deductible.

Can't attend the event? Support Boston Cares and donate below!

Please note that participation in the live horse auction is cash only. Credit cards will be accepted for event entry and silent auction winning bids.

Full details on the event and pictures from last year's event can be found at: Please contact for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

The 2017 Derby Day Event Committee
Joe Schutt, Boston Cares Board Member + Committee Chair
Kelly Golia, Event Planner
Patrice Keegan, Boston Cares Executive Director
Ronn Bronzetti,
Victoria Randall, Boston Cares Disaster Coordinator
Kim Toussaint, Boston Cares Circle of Friends Development Coordinator
Emily Breen, Boston Cares Co-Op
Jo-Ellen El Khoury, Boston Cares Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Elsa Freer, Boston Cares Senior Program Manager, Serviceworks
Anna Roberts, UNIT Realty
Karissa Goff, Boston Cares Volunteer
Robin Ruttle, Boston Cares Volunteer
Pam Loving Dube, Boston Cares Associate Board
Sue Li, Boston Cares Associate Board
Jess Kelly, Woodford Reserve

A special thanks to our event sponsors!



  1. x $75.00


  2. x $100.00


  3. x $500.00


  4. x $1,000.00


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