Light of Dawnn Awards
February 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
On February 28, business and nonprofit leaders, along with the Jaffier Family and community members, will gather at the West End House to honor the memory of Dawnn Jaffier and recognize the efforts of individuals who exemplify Dawnn’s unwavering commitment to build stronger communities.
Now in its third year, the Light of Dawnn Awards were created to honor the life of Dawnn Ashley Jaffier, a victim of gun violence, who was tragically killed on her way to a neighborhood celebration. Though only 26 years old, Dawnn had begun a promising career in Boston’s non-profit community, holding direct service positions at West End House, Playworks, City Year and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. She understood firsthand the important role nonprofit organizations play within a community and created a life devoted to giving back for all she had been given. To honor Dawnn, and all victims of senseless acts of violence, the Highland Street Foundation, community leaders, and Dawnn’s colleagues, peers, and family, created the Light of Dawnn Awards. These awards celebrate individuals working in the nonprofit sector who demonstrate the spirit that is Dawnn’s legacy.