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Heroes in Health Care

September 16, 2022, at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston 

The Heroes in Health Care Gala is VNA Care’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and in 2022, this tradition will continue in-person! The evening promises to be a very special celebration, as we come together in-person for the first time in three years! Individual tickets go on sale in April.
 
Gala sponsors and guests have contributed to more than $3.7 million dollars in support of critical care and healthy outcomes for patients and families.

Sponsor Benefits and Opportunities  

There are many ways to support the Heroes in Health Care Gala. To learn more about the benefits of each sponsorship level, please see below. To discuss a custom sponsorship or ticket packages, please contact Laura Wise at 617-886-6460.
 
Missed the 2021 Virtual Gala? You can still watch here.  
 
 

2021 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000)

 
  
 

Trustee Sponsors ($15,000)

 
 
 

  

Patron Sponsors ($10,000)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Benefactors ($5,000)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Supporters ($3,000)

 

Deborah & Ron Feinstein

 

The Wise Family — Bob, Marni & Laura Wise

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

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 Caring Matters, VNA Care’s philanthropic publication - circulation of 20,000
  • Company spotlight in one pre-event email
  • Individualized social media posts tagging your company with option to include a specific hashtag
  • 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 or message in event program book
  • VIP Table for 20 with preferred placement (if unable to attend, table 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
  • Prominent sponsor recognition in Caring Matters - 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 or message 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 or message in event program book
  • High visibility during the Heroes Gala
  • 1 table (10 guests)
 

BENEFACTOR $5,000

  • Sponsor visibility during event
  • Logo/name recognition in Caring Matters and on VNA Care’s website
  • Half-page, black & white advertisement or message in program book
  • 1 table (10 guests)
 

SUPPORTER $3,000

  • Sponsor visibility during event
  • Listing in Caring Matters and on VNA Care’s website
  • 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 June 1. Deadline for all ad submissions: 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
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
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 2021 Committee

 

HONORARY GALA CHAIR

Governor Charlie Baker
 

HONORARY GALA COMMITTEE

Edward J. Benz Jr, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Joshua Boger, PhD
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
Amy Boger, MD
Ceramic Artist
 
Kevin B. Churchwell, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
 
Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD
MIT AgeLab
 
Joyce Cummings
Cummings Foundation
 
Catherine D'Amato
The Greater Boston Food Bank
 
John R. Greed
Mutual of America
 
Deval Patrick
Bain Capital
 
Diane Patrick
Ropes & Gray
 
M. Lee Pelton, PhD
The Boston Foundation
 
Joan Y. Reede, MD
Harvard Medical School
 
Emily Rooney
GBH
 
Steven Strongwater, MD
Atrius Health
 
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, PhD
Intersections SBD
 
Kate Walsh
Boston Medical Center
 
Justin Wyner
Shawmut Corp.
 

GALA EMCEE

Dr. Mallika Marshall
Medical Reporter, WBZ-TV/CBS Boston
Urgent Care Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
 

GALA CHAIRS & COMMITTEE

Linda Hope Springer, Gala Chair
Right Management
 
Renee Picard Walsh, Gala Committee Chair
Mutual of America
 
Debra Angeloni-Reilly
 
Barbara Belony, NP
Mass General Brigham
 
Catherine Bendeck, RN, BSN
VNA Care
 
Charlotte Bolster, PT
VNA Care
 
Donna Dupee
Marriott International
 
Dr. Catherine Frasco, DPT
VNA Care
 
Rod Hemingway, OT
VNA Care
 
Patricia Kelleher
Home Care Alliance of Mass.
 
Jessica Piper, APRN
VNA Care
 
Michelle Sofi
 
Maura Vitello, RN
Bayada
 
Nubia Whitaker
Forma Therapeutics
 
Laura Wise
VNA Care
 

FUND THE MISSION AMBASSADOR

David Brown
MAB Community Services

2020 Sponsors

We are grateful to the following businesses and individuals for their generosity:
 

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000)

 
 

Trustee Sponsors ($15,000)

 
 
 

Patron Sponsors ($10,000)

Benefactors ($5,000)

The Wise Family — Bob, Marni & Laura Wise
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Supporters ($3,000)

Chris & Meggan Bailey
Deborah & Ron Feinstein
 
 
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