On behalf of everyone at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, we extend our deepest thanks for joining us in supporting our 8th Annual Medicine that Matters Gala honoring Anne Finucane & Mike Barnicle, Kate Walsh, President & CEO, Boston Medical Center and Dr. Peter Slavin, President, Massachusetts General Hospital, along with a special tribute to Tiffany and David "Big Papi" Ortiz.
Thanks to all of you, we had a record-breaking 650+ attendees and raised over $1,056,355! Your generosity will have an immediate and positive impact on the lives of the 11,000 men, women and children in our care. As grateful as we are for this incredible outpouring of support, we believe one of our donors said it best: "Rarely are you able to sit in a room with so many people that deeply believe in a cause. It's truly amazing." Please know that your genuine belief in our mission means the world to us and our patients.
We also thank this year's Gala Co-Chairs Maureen and John Hailer, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Global Asset Management and Linda Pizzuti Henry, Managing Director, The Boston Globe, and co-founder, HUBweek, as well as our Gala Committee, for all of their hard work in making this year's event possible. Their leadership and advocacy have been invaluable to us.
At the Gala, John Hailer introduced a new initiative - the Dr. Jim O'Connell Legacy Circle
. Please consider joining this generous group of sustaining donors to ensure that Dr. O'Connell's life's work will live on for generations to come. For more information, place contact Cheryl Kane, RN, Manager of Development Strategies [email protected]
In case you missed it that evening, please take a minute to view this inspiring video
about Lindsay Morrissey, a BHCHP Emerging Leaders Ambassador and daughter of one of our patients, who shared her family's story on Monday evening.
We would love to show you our home here at Jean Yawkey Place in the South End. Please come for a tour and see your generosity at work! To schedule a visit, please contact: Sara Pacelle, Associate Director of Development, at 857-654-1052 or [email protected].
Maureen & John Hailer
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Natixis Global Asset Management
Linda Pizzuti Henry
The Boston Globe & Co-Founder HUBweek
Governor Charlie Baker & First Lady Lauren Baker
Senator Edward J. Markey
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Eileen & Jack Connors
Jean C. Tempel
8th Annual Dr. Jim O'Connell Award:
Boston Medical Center - Kate Walsh, President & Chief Executive Officer &
Massachusetts General Hospital - Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President
8th Annual Tim Russert Award:
Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America &
Mike Barnicle, MSNBC Commentator
For more information, contact Alyssa Brassil at [email protected] or 857.654.1046