Heroes in Health Care Gala The 12th Annual Heroes in Health Care Gala will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The Heroes in Health Care Gala has raised millions in essential funding for VNA of Boston's Maternal Child Health and charitable care programs, as well as for palliative care provided by VNA Hospice & Palliative Care. That night, we will present the Heroes in Health Care awards to IBM Watson Health, Rich Rakowski, and Dr. Pierantonio Russo in recognition of their significant contributions to the health and welfare of our community. Join us for this signature fall event. The gala begins at 6 p.m. with cocktail reception and auction followed by dinner and awards ceremony. The event sells out quickly, so purchase tickets early. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development, at (617) 886-6460. We are grateful for our generous sponsors who help us provide vital, life-saving health care in the Greater Boston community. Our Heroes 2016 Auction Donors 2016 Sponsors Our Committee Sponsorship Opportunities Meet Our 2017 Heroes Rich Rakowski CEO Medically Home Pierantonio Russo, MD, FCPP, FAAP Vice President, Health Services Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Lecturer, Population Medicine Harvard Medical School Honor Roll of Heroes Sonia L. Alleyne, MPA John Auerbach, MBA Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD Diane Bergeron JudyAnn Bigby, MD Joshua Boger, PhD Joseph Coughlin, PhD Sandra L. Fenwick Matthew Fishman Joanne Handy, RN, MS James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD Larry Jasinski Jackie Jenkins-Scott Paula Johnson, MD, MPH Joseph Kennedy II Secretary of State John F. Kerry Cleve Killingsworth Carolyn Markey Mayor Thomas M. Menino Michael Minogue Dolores Mitchell Mutual of America National Grid Shepard Remis, Esq. James Roosevelt, Jr. Jill Shah Kevin Tabb, MD Henri A. Termeer Third Rock Ventures Mark Levin Kevin Starr Robert Tepper, MD Elaine Ullian Ronald L. Walker II Kate Walsh, MPH Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD Lynn Wiatrowski Robert Witzburg, MD Ellen M. Zane 2016 Auction Donors 75 Chestnut 75 on Liberty Wharf Al’s Liquors ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage Astor & Black Back Bay Framery Barbershop Lounge Barcelona Wine Bar Judy Beal Arthur Birkland Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Boston Marriott Cambridge Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston Marriott Quincy The Boston Red Sox Boston Winery Celebrity Series of Boston Crave Crush Boutique Elizabeth Grady Fairmont Copley Plaza Fernando DeOliveira The Fireplace Furniture Consignment Gallery GrandTen Distilling Steve Grogan Ellen Hermanos Huntington Theatre Company JetBlue Airways Johnny Lowe, The Chicken Painter La Morra The Liberty Hotel Lyric Stage Company of Boston Magic 106.7 Mandarin Oriental, Boston Elizabeth McHugh New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Ninth Wave Sailing Charters North River Outfitter Debra Nowak Panificio Bistro and Bakery Regina Piantedosi PUMA The Red Wagon Renaissance Golf Club Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Royal Sonesta Boston Sheraton Boston Hotel Sorellina SpeakEasy Stage Company Strega Waterfront & The Varano Group Top of the Hub Toscano Tucker Blair Venezia Renee Picard Walsh The Westin Boston Waterfront The Westin Copley Place Whitney + Winston Zulu Nyala 2016 Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Trustee ($15,000) Patron ($10,000) Benefactor ($5,000) Diane Bergeron Atlantic Charter Insurance Co. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children's Hospital Byram Healthcare CVS Health Forcura McBee Medline Industries Suburban Homemaking & Maternity Agency Sullivan's Pharmacy & Medical Supply TD Bank Supporter ($3,000) Deborah & Ron Feinstein John & Denise Murphy Marni & Bob Wise Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts BMC HealthNet Plan Brigham & Women's Hospital CeltiCare Health ClinLogica CORAM CVS Specialty Infusion Services Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Eastern Bank Enos Home Medical Hologic McKesson Patient Care Solutions Medtronic Care Management Services Supplemental Health Care Media Sponsor In-Kind Sponsors Meet Our 2017 Committee Honorary Gala Chair Michael Minogue CEO, President and Chairman of Abiomed Gala Chairs Linda Hope-Springer Loriann Meagher Fund the Mission Chairs John R. Greed President and CEO of Mutual of America Mistress of Ceremonies Dr. Mallika Marshall Fund the Mission Ambassador David Brown Gala Committee Chairs Debra Angeloni Renee Picard Walsh Co-Founder, ClinLogica Gala Committee Barbara Belony Director, Partners HealthCare Donna Dupee Uzochi C. Erlingsson, MD Jessica Piper Nurse Practitioner, VNA Hospice & Palliative Care Katherine Riley Physical Therapist, VNA Care Susan H. Servais Senior Vice President, ZurickDavis Executive Healthcare Searches Shawnda Walker, CD(DONA) Judy Walsh Director of Rehabilitation Services, VNA Care Honorary Committee Mayor Martin J. Walsh City of Boston Edward J. Benz Jr, MD Former President & CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Joshua Boger Founder & Former Chairman, President & CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals & Amy Boger Ceramic Artist Sandra L. Fenwick President & CEO, Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Gene Lindsey Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Atrius Health & Nancy Lindsey Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD President & CEO, Brigham & Women's Hospital Emily Rooney Journalist and TV Talk Show and Radio Host Deborah A. Scott, MD Director, Laser & Skin Health Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital Steven Strongwater, MD President & CEO, Atrius Health & Elaine Strongwater Kevin Tabb, MD CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ronald Walker, II Senior Advisor, Rasky Partners & Shawnda Walker, CD(DONA) Kate Walsh President & CEO, Boston Medical Center Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD President & CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies & Gordon Bannister Sponsorship Opportunities VISIONARY SPONSOR $50,000 2 tables for a total of twenty guests with premiere placement Name and logo on event invitation (if pledged by August 1) Opportunity to provide welcome remarks or participate in award presentation Opportunity to provide promotional items to participants and product placement Overnight accommodations for two guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston Company logo projected during the dinner on an individual slide Full page, four color ad on the inside front or back cover of program book Recognition on VNA of Boston’s home page, 80,000 visitors per year Recognition in all pre- and post-event press releases and newsletter PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000 2 tables for a total of twenty guests with prominent placement Name and logo on event invitation (if pledged by August 1) Acknowledgement from the podium Company logo projected during the dinner Full page, four color priority ad in program book Recognition on VNA of Boston’s home page, 80,000 visitors per year Recognition in all pre- and post-event press releases and newsletter TRUSTEE $15,000 1 table for a total of ten guests with excellent placement Company logo projected during the dinner Full page black & white ad in program book Recognition on VNA of Boston’s home page, 80,000 visitors per year Mention in all pre- and post-event related press releases and recognition in newsletter PATRON $10,000 1 table for a total of ten guests with preferred placement Company logo projected during the dinner Full page black & white ad in program book Company logo on VNA of Boston’s Gala website with link Recognition in newsletter BENEFACTOR $5,000 1 table for a total of ten guests Half page black & white ad in program book Name recognition projected during dinner and on VNA of Boston’s website Recognition in newsletter SUPPORTER $3,000 5 Gala tickets Sponsor recognition in program book Name recognition projected during dinner and on VNA of Boston’s website Recognition in newsletter (circulation 17,000) The fair market value of goods and services received (nondeductible) will be $250 per attending Gala guest. 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