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Youth Enrichment Services

10th Annual Black Diamond Gala

In light of COVID-19, the 10th Annual Black Diamond Gala to benefit Youth Enrichment Services (YES) has been rescheduled to Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The event includes fantastic silent and live auctions, pre and post receptions, and a special seated presentation.  The night promises to be an evening of fun and inspiration offering something for everyone! Every gift made to YES by June 30 will be matched by the Gross Family!

Brian Lash will be receiving the 2020 YES Achievement Award at the event. As an avid skier and father, Brian believes deeply in the mission of YES and transformational impact of the outdoors on young people.  Brian has served on the Board of Trustees since 2014.  In addition to his philanthropic generosity, Brian has helped enhance summer experiences for YES youth by hosting a golf clinic at the Owls Nest Golf Resort in Waterville, NH and opening his home in Watch Hill, RI to YES teens for a celebratory day of outdoor fun at the beach.

Brian is the founder of Target Logistics, now known as Target Hospitality.  In addition to Brian’s philanthropic work with YES, he also serves on the Board of the Clay Soper Memorial Foundation and the T2 Foundation.  Brian is also a member of the Waterville Valley Academy Board of Trustees and on the Board of Overseers at Brandeis University.


View photos from the 9th Annual Black Diamond Gala in April 2019.