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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.
 
The gala begins at 6 p.m. with cocktail reception and auction followed by dinner and awards ceremony.   
 
For more information or 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. 
 

Meet Our 2017 Heroes

 
 
Rich Rakowski

Rich Rakowski

CEO
Medically Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pierantonio Russo

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)

Mutual of America
 

Patron ($10,000)

Sanofi-Genzyme
 

Benefactor ($5,000)

Drs. Uzochi & Erik Erlingsson
John & Denise Murphy
 

Supporter ($3,000)

Deborah & Ron Feinstein
The Wise Family - Marni, Bob & Laura Wise
Canon
ClinLogica & Renee Picard Walsh
Philips Healthcare
 

In-Kind Sponsors

Dion's
Marc Hall Design
 
 

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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