14th Annual Perkins Gala Raises More than $1 Million

The Perkins Chorus joined Grammy award-winning group, the Blind Boys of Alabama, for a few songs.

The 14th annual Perkins Possibilities Gala was held earlier this month, and raised more than $1 million for the Watertown-based school for the blind.

Perkins serves not just the blind and visually impaired in the Boston area, but worldwide, said Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.

“I’m always moved by the outpouring of support our friends and partners show to Perkins on this particular night. Simply put, we would not be able to positively impact so many children and young adults who are blind without it,” Power said. “Over 190 years, our mission has never wavered. Yet we continue to reimagine the ways we can better serve our students and reach more children around the world.”

Gala Co-Chair and Shawmut Design and Construction CEO Les Hiscoe addresses the crowd at the 14th annual Perkins Possibilities Gala on May 2.

Attendees enjoyed performances by the Perkins Student Chorus, as well as special appearances by the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Berklee College band.

Find out more about the gala by clicking here.

See more photos from the Perkins Gala below.

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