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You’re invited to an unforgettable evening of inspiration and impact, as the Heroes in Health Care Gala returns to the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on Saturday, November 2.
 
All funds raised at the Heroes Gala support the efforts of VNA Care’s multidisciplinary teams to deliver unsurpassed home-based healthcare for patients and families across Massachusetts. In 2024, our goal is to exceed $4.5 million in charitable giving through the Gala to advance care.
 
For information about tables, sponsorships, and other ways to support our patients, please contact Laura Wise at 617-886-6460 or Laura_Wise@VNACare.org. Tickets for the Heroes Gala will be available to the public in June.
 
A LOOK AT THE 2023 HEROES GALA
We extend our sincerest appreciation to all the sponsors below and our exceptional honorees – Alexandra Drane and Lauren Smith, MD, MPH. We are particularly grateful to David Brown for leading our Mission Moment, for our wonderful performers, Jeremy Green, the Boston Arts Academy’s The Spirituals, and Angelena & The Unit, and for our dedicated Committee members. We can’t wait to see you again in 2024!

View Gala Photo Gallery 

Get an inside look at VNA Care's signature gala.

 
 
 

2023 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000)

 
 
 

Trustee Sponsors ($15,000)

 
 
 

  

Patron Sponsors ($10,000)

Diane L. Leclair

 
Robinson + Cole logo 
 

Benefactors ($5,000)

 
 
 
 
  
 
Clear Company logo 
  
  
 
 
 
 
    

Supporters ($3,000)

Deborah & Ron Feinstein

The Wise Family — Bob, Marni & Laura Wise

 
 
 
 
 
The Boston Foundation Logo 
 
Byram Healthcare logo 
 
 
 
Commonwealth Care Alliance logo 
 
Core Medical Group Logo 
 
 
 
 
JacksonLewis logo 
 
 
 
Prime Buchholz logo
 
 
 
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

VISIONARY SPONSOR $50,000

  • Exclusive Visionary Sponsor recognition in all publicity materials* (i.e. press releases, invites, fact sheets)
  • Opportunity to provide remarks or short video clip
  • Display of logo/name throughout event venue including branded on-site activities
  • Featured article in VNA Care publication
  • Company spotlight in two pre-event emails and individualized social media posts tagging your company
  • Visionary sponsorship recognition on event posters displayed in VNA Care’s offices - 1,000 clinicians, staff and staff
  • Logo placement on VNA Care’s homepage for one year - over 90,000 users annually
  • Full-page, color advertisement in event program (best placement)
  • 2 VIP Tables for 20 with preferred placement (if unable to attend, tables will be named)
 

PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000

  • Presenting Sponsor recognition in all event marketing and publicity materials*
  • Opportunity to provide remarks at podium or short video clip
  • Display of logo/name throughout event venue including branded on-site activities
  • Featured article in VNA Care publication
  • Company spotlight in two pre-event emails and individualized social media posts tagging your company
  • Logo/name on event posters displayed in VNA Care’s offices - 1,000 clinicians, staff and volunteers
  • Logo placement on VNA Care’s homepage - over 90,000 users annually
  • Full-page, color advertisement in event program book
  • 2 VIP Tables for 20 with preferred placement (if unable to attend, tables will be named)
 

TRUSTEE $15,000

  • Trustee Sponsor recognition in all event marketing and publicity materials*
  • Individualized social media posts tagging your company with option to include a specific hashtag
  • Logo/name recognition in VNA Care's newsletters and publications - circulation of 20,000
  • Logo/name on event posters displayed in VNA Care’s offices - 1,000 clinicians, staff and volunteers
  • Logo/name on VNA Care’s website - over 90,000 users annually
  • Full-page, black & white advertisement in event program book
  • VIP Table for 12 with preferred placement
 

PATRON $10,000

  • Sponsorship recognition in select event marketing and publicity materials
  • Logo/name recognition in Caring Matters - circulation of 20,000
  • Logo/name on VNA Care’s website - over 90,000 users annually
  • Full-page, black & white advertisement in event program book
  • High visibility during the Heroes Gala
  • 1 table (10 guests)
 

BENEFACTOR $5,000

  • Logo/name in the event program and projected during the evening/li>
  • Logo/name recognition in VNA Care's newsletters and publications - circulation of 20,000
  • Half-page, black & white advertisement in program book
  • 1 table (10 guests)
 

SUPPORTER $3,000

  • Name recognition in VNA Care's newsletters and publications - circulation of 20,000
  • Sponsor name listing in the event program and projected during the event
  • Five reserved seats
 

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-page ad (4.5”W x 7.5”H) $1,000
  • Half-page ad (4.5”W x 3 .625”H) $500

*Response deadline for inclusion on event invitation is July 25. Ads are due by August 15.

 

Our Honor Roll of Heroes

Agios
Sonia L. Alleyne, MPA
John Auerbach, MBA
Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD
Diane Bergeron
JudyAnn Bigby, MD
Joshua Boger, PhD
Dr. Charles Bridges
Tony Coles, MD
Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Thomas A. Croswell
Sandra L. Fenwick
Matthew Fishman
Joanne Handy, RN, MS
James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD
IBM Watson Health
Larry Jasinski
Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Paula Johnson, MD, MPH
Patricia Joyce, RN
Patricia Kelleher
Joseph Kennedy II
Secretary of State John F. Kerry
Cleve Killingsworth
The Kraft Group
Carolyn Markey
Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Michael Minogue
Dolores Mitchell
Moderna
Mutual of America
National Grid
Rich Rakowski
Dr. Joan Y. Reede
Shepard Remis, Esq.
James Roosevelt, Jr.
Pierantonio Russo, MD, FCPP, FAAP
Jill Shah
Steven Strongwater, MD
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

Meet Our 2023 Committee

 

HONORARY GALA CHAIRS

Joshua Boger, PhD
Executive Chairman, Alkeus Pharmaceuticals
Founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
Amy Boger, MD
Ceramic Artist
 

HONORARY GALA COMMITTEE

Mayor Michelle Wu
City of Boston
 
Alastair Bell, MD
President & CEO
Boston Medical Center Health System
 
Edward J. Benz Jr, MD
President & CEO Emeritus
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Charles R. Bridges, MD, ScD
EVP & Chief Scientific Officer
CorVista Health
 
Kevin B. Churchwell, MD
President & CEO
Boston Children's Hospital
 
Joyce M. Cummings
Co-founder
Cummings Foundation
 
Catherine D'Amato
President & CEO
The Greater Boston Food Bank
 
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and CEO
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
John R. Greed
Chairman, President and CEO
Mutual of America
 
Dr. Vin Gupta
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Health Services
 
Robert S.D. Higgins, MD
President
Brigham and Women's Hospital
 
Sarah Iselin
President & CEO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
 
Tracy Palandjian
CEO & Co-Founder
Social Finance
 
M. Lee Pelton, PhD
President & CEO
The Boston Foundation
 
Steven Strongwater, MD
Former President & CEO
Atrius Health
 

GALA EMCEE

Latoyia Edwards
NBC Boston
 

GALA COMMITTEE

Linda Hope Springer, Board Chair
Right Management
 
Renee Picard Walsh, Committee Chair
RPW Consulting
 
Debra Angeloni-Reilly
 
Barbara Belony, CNP
Mass General Brigham
 
Donna Dupee
Marriott International
 
Maria Fontellio
Eastern Bank
 
Dr. Catherine Frasco, DPT
VNA Care
 
Rod Hemingway, MS-OTR/L
VNA Care
 
Patricia Kelleher
Home Care Alliance of Mass.
 
Jessica Piper, APRN
VNA Care
 
Michelle Sofi
 
Maura Vitello, RN, BSN
Bayada
 
Nubia Whitaker
Moderna
 
Laura Wise
VNA Care
 

FUND THE MISSION AMBASSADOR

David Brown
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Dean College

2023 Auction Donors

We are extremely grateful to all those who donated to the auction.
 
75 Chestnut
Adela's Salon
Alma Nove
ArtsEmerson
Beacon Hill Garden Club
Blue Ribbon Sushi
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bradley & Diegel Salon
Celebrity Series of Boston
Crush Boutique
Ekua Holmes
Elisha Daniels Studio & Boutique
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans
Huntington Theatre Company
JP Fuji Group
The Lenox Hotel
The Liberty Hotel
Lilibridge
Liz Bourne
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
Lucca Restaurant
Luxor Hair Studio
Lyric Stage
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Marriott Boston Copley Place
Marriott Boston Newton
Mutual of America
The Newbury Boston
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Paul Goodnight
Strega Italiano
Toscano Restaurant, Beacon Hill
W Boston
Westin Copley Place Boston
Whitney + Winston
W.O.W.
XV Beacon
 
 

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