City Year’s Starry Night gala raises $1.7 million

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

City Year Boston held its annual Starry Night fund-raising gala Thursday, honoring community, service, and the power of education. More than 650 people attended the event at the Westin Boston Waterfront, which raised $750,000 to benefit the national youth service program. Pictured (from left): Ben Bold of Boston, Nora Leham of Jamaica Plain, Danny Gold of Boston, Shannon Berger of New York, and Oscar Loynaz of Boston.