About Teamsters Local 25 Gala for Autism

The History and Mission of the Light up the Night Gala

Teamsters Local 25’s Light up the Night Gala was established in 2006 to promote awareness and raise funds for autism research. Since its inception, the Gala has not only served as a major autism awareness event, but also a critical fundraiser for local programs that help autistic children.

The Light up the Night Gala honors individuals and groups who are working to educate the public about autism, largely considered the fastest growing medical threat to children, with one in 88 children and one in 54 boys being diagnosed annually.

About Teamsters Local 25

Teamsters Local 25 – and our membership of more than 11,000 men and women – believe that the community as a whole is an integral piece of the puzzle in taking us one step further towards finding a cure for Autism. It is our job in the workplace, but also in the community, to bring attention to this disorder and in seven years have raised more than $2 million dollars for autism research and awareness. Our members are from Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, and our fundraisers have included walks, motorcycles rides, golf tournaments and an annual Gala. To learn more about Teamsters Local 25, please visit www.teamsterslocal25.com.

Sneak Peek!

We are really looking forward to the Light Up The Night Gala this year! Here's a sneak peak of what students in Sensory Arts are making for the big event this year. (see video on facebook)

2014 Teamsters 25 Challenger League

2014 Grantees


Academy award winning actor Chris Copper and his wife, actress Marianne Leone, talk about their son Jesse and the challenges he faced. Leone is the author of Jesse, a Mother’s Story

2014 Gala Photos



Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Location: Intercontinental Hotel Boston
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tickets: $60 

For information on the Gala or to purchase tickets please contact:

Vice President/Co-Chair Tom Mari 
Co-Chair Trish DiSilva 
Phone: 617-241-8825

Hotel Reservations:
A special room rate of $235 is available through February 25, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel. Reference “Teamsters Local 25 Autism Gala” when making your reservation at 1-877-747-Boston.

Discounted $5 parking is available at the 390 Congress Street lot. This lot is located a five minute walk from the hotel and there is a Peter Pan shuttle bus that runs continuously between lot and hotel from 6:30pm – midnight