Downtown Boston is our home, and the events of the past week touched us deeply. The Skinner Boston gallery is just a block away from the Boston Marathon finish line, and the Skinner Marlborough gallery is ten miles away from Hopkinton, where the race begins. Much like the Marathon, Skinner is a place where we welcome both native Bostonians and visitors from virtually every corner of the world to participate in auctions in heart of downtown Boston.
And so we stand — Boston strong — with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and all of those affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013, in support of The One Fund. Skinner is donating one thousand dollars for every mile of the marathon course, a total of $26,200, to help support the families most affected by this tragedy.
We encourage all those in the Skinner community — friends, customers, and business partners — to contribute what they can to The One Fund as well. Together, we can work to help the victims rebuild their lives and make Boston stronger than ever.