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Heroes in Health Care Gala

 
Join us in honoring Dr. Tony Coles, Dr. Steven Strongwater, and Patricia Joyce at the Heroes in Health Care Gala on Nov. 2, 2019. The 14th annual Heroes Gala will feature the awards ceremony, elegant dinner, fabulous entertainment, and auction. Amy and Joshua Boger are the Fund the Mission Chairs for this very special evening, and Jarrett G. Bauer, CEO of Healthy Recovery Solutions, is our Honorary Gala Chair.
 
The Heroes in Health Care Gala has provided millions in essential funding for VNA Care's home health and hospice programs. We are grateful for our generous sponsors who help us provide vital, life-saving health care for members of our community.
 
To learn more about leadership giving at VNA Care, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at Laura_Wise@vnacare.org or 617-835-9654.
 
Purchase tickets for the 14th annual Heroes in Health Care Gala. (VNA Care and Atrius Health staff may purchase discounted tickets on our staff ticket sales page.
 
 

Meet Our 2019 Heroes

 
Tony Coles, MD

Dr. Tony Coles

Chairman & CEO
Yumanity Therapeutics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steven Strongwater, MD

Dr. Steven Strongwater

President & CEO
Atrius Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patricia Joyce, RN

Patricia Joyce, RN

VNA Care
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fund the Mission Chairs:

Amy and Joshua Boger

 

Honorary Gala Chair:

Jarrett G. Bauer, CEO, Health Recovery Solutions

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
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
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
Rich Rakowski
Dr. Joan Y. Reede
Shepard Remis, Esq.
James Roosevelt, Jr.
Pierantonio Russo, MD, FCPP, FAAP
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

2019 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000)

 
 

Trustee Sponsors ($15,000)

 
 
 
 

Patron Sponsors ($10,000)

 
 
 
 
 
Tufts Health Plan
 

Benefactors ($5,000)

 

Supporters ($3,000)

John & Denise Murphy
The Wise Family - Bob, Marni & Laura Wise
 
 

Meet Our Committee

 

Fund the Mission Chairs

Joshua Boger
Founder & Former Chairman, President & CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
Amy Boger
Ceramic Artist
 

Honorary Gala Chair

Jarrett G. Bauer
CEO, Health Recovery Solutions
 

Gala Chairs

John Murphy
Chair, VNA of Boston Board of Directors
 
Linda Hope-Springer
Senior Consultant, Right Management
 

Gala Committee Chairs

Debra Angeloni
 
Renee Picard Walsh
Co-Founder & President, ClinLogica
 

Mistress of Ceremonies

Dr. Mallika Marshall
Medical Reporter for WBZ-TV News
 

Fund the Mission Ambassador

David Brown
MAB Community Services
 

Gala Committee

Barbara Belony, RN
Clinical Manager, Partners Healthcare
 
Donna Dupee
 
Rod Hemingway, OT
Occupational Therapist, VNA Care
 
Jessica Piper, ACHNP
Nurse Practitioner, VNA Care
 
Susan H. Servais
 
Michelle Sofi
 
Maura Vitello, RN
Education Specialist, Brockton VNA
 
Laura Wise
Manager of Fund Development, VNA Care
 

Honorary Committee

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston
 
Edward J. Benz Jr, MD
Retired President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Troyen A. Brennan, MD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health
 
Thomas A. Croswell
President & CEO, Tufts Health Plan
 
Andrew Dreyfus
President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
 
Sandra L. Fenwick
President & CEO, Boston Children's Hospital
 
John R. Greed
Chairman, President & CEO, Mutual of America
 
Deval Patrick
Managing Director, Bain Capital &
Diane Patrick
Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray
 
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
President, Brigham Health
 
Richard Rakowski
CEO, Medically Home
 
Emily Rooney
TV Talk Show Host
 
Kevin Tabb, MD
President & CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
 
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, PhD
Founder & Principal, Intersections SBD
 
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
  • Visionary Sponsor recognition in all pre- and post-event related press
  • Press release to Boston media outlets and social media posts announcing your company's sponsorship
  • Name/logo on VNA Care's home page (80,000 visitors per year), employee newsletter (1,400 staff), donor newsletter (circulation 16,000), and recognition in Atrius Health employee newsletter (6,800 staff)
 

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
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition in all pre- and post-event related press
  • Press release to Boston media outlets and social media posts announcing your company's sponsorship
  • Name/logo on VNA Care's home page (80,000 visitors per year), employee newsletter (1,400 staff), donor newsletter (circulation 16,000), and recognition in Atrius Health employee newsletter (6,800 staff)
 

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
  • Press release to Boston media outlets and social media posts announcing your company's sponsorship
  • Name/logo on VNA Care's home page (80,000 visitors per year), employee newsletter (1,400 staff), donor newsletter (circulation 16,000), and recognition in Atrius Health employee newsletter (6,800 staff)
 

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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