Heroes in Health Care Gala The Heroes in Health Care Gala has provided 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. Our 12th annual Gala on Nov. 11, 2017, raised $275,000 through the unwavering support and generosity of our sponsors and friends. During the Gala, we presented 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. (View our Gala photo album on Facebook.) We are grateful for our generous sponsors and donors who help us provide vital, life-saving health care in the Greater Boston community. To learn more about leadership giving at VNA of Boston, please contact Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development, at (617) 886-6460. Our Heroes 2017 Auction Donors 2017 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 2017 Auction Donors Al’s Liquors Alden Park Restaurant ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage Barcelona Wine Bar Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro Boston Bruins Foundation Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Boston Marriott Copley Place Ellen Hermanos Braunstein Celebrity Series of Boston ClinLogica Constellation Brands Zita Cousens, Cousen Rose Gallery Fernando DeOliveira Joseph Devlin Uzochi Erlingsson, MD Flat of the Hill Robert Freeman Holiday Boutique Huntington Theatre Company Johnny Lowe, The Chicken Painter Magic 106.7 Mandarin Oriental, Boston Martignetti Companies Loriann Meagher North River Outfitter Ocean Prime Panificio Bistro and Bakery Regina Piantedosi Post 390 Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Renaissance Golf Club Sorellina Soul Cycle Strega Waterfront & The Varano Group The Boston Red Sox Top of the Hub Toscano Shawnda Walker Renee Picard Walsh Zulu Nyala 2017 Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Trustees ($15,000) Patron ($10,000) Benefactor ($5,000) Drs. Uzochi & Erik Erlingsson John & Denise Murphy Atlantic Charter Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children's Hospital Byram Healthcare Hologic McBee Medline Industries Suburban Homemaking & Maternity Agency TD Bank Supporter ($3,000) Deborah & Ron Feinstein The Wise Family - Marni, Bob & Laura Wise Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts BMC HealthNet Plan Canon CeltiCare Health ClinLogica & Renee Picard Walsh Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Enos Home Medical Philips Healthcare Sullivan's Pharmacy & Medical Supply Supplemental Health Care 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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