The Solstice Foundation is a nonprofit  organization with the mission to mobilize the caring power of Solstice Restaurant friends, patrons, and family, to support worthy charitable organizations and individuals while upholding the core values that have helped the restaurant thrive: Family, Community, Health & Education.

Summer Tradition

Celebrate summer’s arrival while supporting critical community initiatives.

Fancy Fare

Enjoy Chef’s twist on summer fare, including fancy BBQ featuring fresh local ingredients.

Live Music

Dance the night away with the South Shore’s premier rock & roll party band, Despite Dwight.


Join Us Saturday June 17th, 2017!

The 2017 Summer Solstice Celebration is planned for Saturday, June 17th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  Don’t miss this festive summer kick-off in support of Friendship Home in Norwell, MA.  Tickets are on sale now. Click on the link below to purchase your tickets via credit card. Be prepared to select t-shirt sizes for your 2017 commemorative t-shirt!

Meet Friendship Home

This year, the Foundation has named Friendship Home in Norwell as the beneficiary of the event’s proceeds. Friendship Home’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment.  In 2016, the Foundation awarded Friendship Home a $5,000 grant to help the organization purchase a new 12-passenger van to transport its program participants.


Be a Sponsor!

Join individuals, families, and local businesses in support of Friendship Home.  All sponsors are recognized on the event t-shirt, pre/post media coverage, social media, event signage, and The Solstice Foundation and Friendship Home websites and newsletters. Review our sponsorship levels and register online here.  Questions? Please contact Theresa Breen, Foundation President.


Putting Your Donations to
Work in the Community

When the iconic big blue tent goes up in the parking lot of Solstice Restaurant each June, patrons and friends of the restaurant come together for the Annual Summer Solstice Celebration to kick off summer and raise funds to support critical community initiatives. Over the last 13 years, the party has supported a variety of non-profit organizations. In 2014, the restaurant formalized The Solstice Foundation as a 501(c)3 to broaden the ability to give in the community.

  • The Solstice Foundation recently awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the South Shore Hospital’s Youth Health Connection (YHC) to support critical substance abuse and suicide prevention programming in Kings...

  • A grand total of $15,000 was designated to local organizations, thanks to the incredible generosity of Solstice Restaurant patrons and friends who attended the 2015 Summer Solstice Celebration in support of the So...

  • The Solstice Foundation is thrilled to support SLIP, the Silver Lake Integrated Playground with $5,000 to purchase sensory, educational, and strengthening toys and equipment to enhance this barrier-free playground...

  • The Solstice Foundation designated $2,000 to Heidrea for Heroes, a Plymouth-based organization dedicated to supporting US Veterans in need as part of their Lift 21 program. Established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) non-p...

  • On the heels of  our  2014 grant to SSYHC, funding a yearlong engagement with Prevention Consultant Julie Nussbaum, to work with community leaders in the towns of Kingston and Duxbury to build sustainable coalitio...

  • The Solstice Foundation 2015 grant round included a significant donation to  Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center to support three daylong support retreats for adults who are struggling with bereavement. Thes...


The Board of Trustees

The Solstice Foundation board of trustees is comprised of community leaders dedicated to its mission; John and Hollie Cataldi, Theresa Breen,  Allison Berry,  Jill Daly, Donna Roth, and Brian Whidden.

Theresa Breen
President, Solstice Foundation
Hollie & John Cataldi
Owners, Solstice Restaurant
Jill Daly
Allison Berry
Donna Roth
Brian Whidden

Summer Solstice Celebration
Beneficiaries 2004 – 2016