SouthCoast Community Foundation To Host Virtual Summer Fundraiser

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

The SouthCoast Community Foundation will host its biggest event of the year next week on Sept. 11, marking 25 years of philanthropy in the region that included raising and disbursing nearly $5 million for COVID-19 relief.

Summer’s Last Blast will occur online Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. with a program that showcases such well-known local performers as the SouthCoast Brass Band and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.

The SouthCoast Community Foundation, which matches donors and resources to community needs, has played a key role in the region’s fight against the pandemic. In March, it created the South Coast COVID Relief Fund. With that fund, the foundation was able to award nearly $5 million in grants to organizations on the front lines of the pandemic. These organizations provide food, housing assistance, support for children and youth, and other help to our region’s most vulnerable populations.

Our Summer’s Last Blast celebration is highly anticipated by our many loyal supporters who believe in our mission and value our work together to make a greater impact in our communities that we love and appreciate” said Tricia Grime, development manager at the SouthCoast Community Foundation, “In the past months, we have witnessed the resilience and love of our neighbors through all of the challenges. Now more than ever, we need to celebrate and be thankful for our blessings together as a community.”

Tickets for Summer’s Last Blast are available until Sept. 10. To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit Along with the purchase, ticketholders will receive a Last Blast Mystery Box to enjoy along with the event. This is an exclusive event for ticketholders only. If unable to join that evening, ticket holders will have access to an extended viewing.

All proceeds go to the SouthCoast Community Foundation. For any inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities, donations or about the event, contact Tricia Grime Lastly, for media inquiries and interview requests, contact Jasmyn Baird at

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common goal of improving the quality of life through philanthropy throughout the region. More information

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