Friends of BLA

The Friends of BLA

FOBLA-Banner-SmallThe Friends of Boston Latin Academy, Inc., was incorporated in 2008 to support the educational and programmatic objectives of Boston Latin Academy. It is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation.

The board of directors for 2015-2016 is:

  • Kristin Hagan, president, parent of a student in the class of 2019
  • Tina Cole, treasurer, parent of a student in the class of 2017
  • Kamini Williams, secretary, parent of students in the classes of 2017 and 2021
  • Carol Batte, parent of a student in the class of 2017
  • Nancy Lo, parent of a student in the class of 2017 and 2021

Please email if you have fundraising suggestions or questions or want to get involved.

We also are now on Facebook! Find and like us at

Spring BLAst: April 28, 2016

Boston Latin Academy Spring BLAst!
Thursday, April 28, 2016
6 to 9 p.m.
Northeastern University Alumni Center, Faculty Club

On Thursday evening, April 28, the Friends of BLA will host its first annual spring fundraising reception for BLA, with food, cash bar, raffles, and an auction at Northeastern University.

Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite.

Don’t miss your chance to win a $500 Airbnb gift card, tickets to see your favorite sports teams, gift certificates to restaurants or a fun night out, and many other fabulous prizes. Check out our running list of raffle and auction items.

Friends of BLA Fall Fundraising Campaign

The Friends of BLA is a non-profit organization charged with raising money to fund Boston Latin Academy’s greatest financial needs.

Every November, the Friends of BLA asks the BLA community to make a tax-deductible donation to support the school and benefit each and every student. If each family contributes to BLA, in any amount, our students will benefit through enhanced technology and improved academic and extracurricular resources.

You can give securely through the Friends of BLA site on or you can use the payment envelope attached to your student’s report card.

Thank you in advance for supporting Boston Latin Academy.

Friends of BLA Meetings for 2015-2016

Meetings for 2015-2016 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Roche Family Community Center, 1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA (617-635-5066); the meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of the month (except in the case of February and April):

  • Tuesday, 9/15/15
  • Tuesday, 10/20/15
  • Tuesday, 11/17/15
  • Tuesday, 12/15/15
  • Tuesday, 1/19/16
  • Tuesday, 2/23/16
  • Tuesday, 3/15/16
  • Tuesday, 4/26/16–rescheduled to Tues., 5/3
  • Tuesday, 5/17/16
  • Tuesday, 6/21/16

Please email to join our email list and start attending. We would love to welcome any parents or friends!

Fundraising Accomplishments in 2014-2015

The Friends of BLA funded many items in the 2014-2015 school year. These included agenda books for all Sixies and Beezies, math software, books, science kits, school-musical licensing expenses, and scholarships. The organization also provided mini-grants to support clubs and activities, including Certamen, the science fair, the poetry slam, the sports banquet, mock trials, and the world languages bazaar.

Senior Award Night 2015

Congratulations to the following seniors, each of whom won a Friends of Boston Latin Academy Award at Senior Awards Night:

  • Jala Chery
  • Paul Herold
  • Henry Tran
  • Susana Tran

Congratulations also to the following senior, who won the Harry Bean Scholarship for Nursing:

  • Lauren Pizarro

Best wishes to our award recipients as they graduate from BLA and begin college in the fall!

Lottery Calendar Winners 2015

3/2: Kamini Williams 3/16: Kathleen Kirleis
3/3: Deanna Norton 3/17: Patty Moriello
3/4: Brenda Garcia 3/18: Anne Marie & Eugene Ward
3/5: Jessica Garcia 3/19: Danielle Grealish
3/6: Claudette Fenton 3/20: Hilaire Cranmer
3/9: Gary Knell 3/23: Juan Seone
3/10: Steve Brach 3/24: David Mercato
3/11: Andrew Johnson 3/25: Zoraida Comacho
3/12: Colleen Verity 3/26: Betty Lee
3/13: Erma Williams 3/27: Carol Batte