Erin Kelly wrote -
I am on the committee for the 2015 Boston Winter Ball to raise funds for the recently established Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation. The event will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and pay tribute to the legacy of Corey Griffin, one of my closest friends who lost his life in a tragic accident this past summer. Aside from being the kindest, funniest, and most loyal person around, Corey was also an incredibly giving individual who was highly committed to his philanthropic endeavors.
Event proceeds will go to the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation and provide seed capital to young professionals in their own endeavors to serve others. The intention is to encourage other millennials to focus on the importance of making a difference in their community. Corey was truly accomplished in every aspect of his life but what consistently impressed me most about him was his unwavering commitment to and passionate leadership of so many outstanding causes. An accomplished varsity hockey player, Corey worked with the Boston Bruins to organize the Boston NHL Alumni Pro-Am Tournament. The event paired hockey enthusiasts with former NHL greats to raise crucial funds for doctors to better understand and treat pediatric concussions, and advance critical research into this skyrocketing health problem. Most recently, Corey was one of the founders of last summer’s “Ice Bucket Challenge,” conceived in honor of his friend, Pete Frates, who has ALS. The campaign went viral and raised over $100 million for ALS, with Corey personally raising over $100,000.
Please help Corey’s legacy live on by making a donation to this very special cause. Every single contribution will make a difference and allow us to ensure that Corey’s spirit of giving is never forgotten.
Thank you so much!