Aura Gauthier Receives Circle of Light Award

Congratulations to Aura Gauthier, this year's winner of the Circle of Light Award.

Aura, a Realtor in the Marlborough office, received the award at ERA Key's annual meeting. The award is presented each year for outstanding service to the community. Aura Gauthier

“Many people say they live to give, but Aura embodies that phrase every single day,” according to Kevin Harris, who manages the Marlborough office. “Her passion is to help people in need — which she does not only through the large number of charities she’s involved in, but by helping them with real estate.” 

Local organizations for which she has volunteered or donated her assistance include Roland’s House, an emergency shelter for men; the Hudson Family Shelter; Andrew’s Helpful Hands, which pays the rent or mortgage for families who have a child with cancer who is having a bone-marrow transplant; Hope for the Holidays, which provides Christmas gifts for families it sponsors; the Marlborough Community Cupboard; the Hudson Community Food Pantry; Our Father’s Table, which serves meals to needy people, and the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which created an emergency fund for Marlborough residents in need.

Nationally, she supports The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the  American Cancer Society, and has participated in events such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

She managed a food drive for the collected 120 large bags of food for the Marlborough Community Cupboard and the Hudson Community Food Pantry, participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, collected supplies for Roland’s House and the Hudson Family Shelter. She is a committee member for the Roland’s House Evening of Giving fundraiser. 

She is a member of the ERA Charitable Trust, which has contributed more than $400,000 to dozens of area charities since its inception in 2004. 

“And if that isn’t enough,” Harris said, “she continues to donate to and support other organizations that she feels are in need, as well as to those that others on the ERA Key Team are passionate about.”

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