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Heroes in Health Care Gala

 
Our signature Gala, held annually to support VNA of Boston's charitable care programs, is also a celebration of Heroes in Health Care who are making a profound difference in their respective industries and communities. 
 
The evening will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and will include seated dinner, open bar, auction, award presentations, dessert reception, and live music. Attire is black tie optional.  The event sells out quickly, so purchase tickets early.
 
Presenting Sponsors of the Gala are Amy and Joshua Boger.
  
For partnership opportunities or to purchase a VIP table, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at 617-886-6460 or Laura_Wise@vnacare.org.
 
Through the incredible support and generosity of our sponsors and friends, the Heroes in Health Care Gala has provided millions in essential funding for VNA of Boston's charitable care programs, as well as for palliative care provided by VNA Hospice & Palliative Care.  
 
We are grateful for our generous sponsors and donors who help us provide vital, life-saving health care in the Greater Boston community.
 
 

Meet Our 2018 Heroes

 
David Schenkein

Agios

Accepting on behalf of Agios:
Dr. David Schenkein, CEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Croswell

Thomas A. Croswell

President & CEO
Tufts Health Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joan Reede

Dr. Joan Y. Reede

Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
 
 
 
 
 
 

Honorary Gala Chairs: Amy & Joshua Boger 

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
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
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

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

2018 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000)

Amy & Joshua Boger and the
 
 

Trustee Sponsors ($15,000)

 
 
Tufts Health Plan
 

Patron Sponsors ($10,000)

 
 
 

Benefactors ($5,000)

John & Denise Murphy
 

Supporters ($3,000)

Deborah & Ron Feinstein
The Wise Family - Marni, Bob & Laura Wise
 
 

Meet Our 2018 Committee

 

Honorary Gala Chairs

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

Gala Chairs

Linda Hope-Springer
Senior Consultant, Right Management
 
Loriann Meagher
Founder & Executive Managing Director, LRM Consulting
 

Fund the Mission Chair

John R. Greed
President and CEO of Mutual of America
 

Mistress of Ceremonies

Dr. Mallika Marshall
Medical Reporter for WBZ-TV News
 

Fund the Mission Ambassador

David Brown
MAB Community Services
 

Gala Committee Chairs

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

Gala Committee

Barbara Belony, RN
Clinical Manager, Partners Healthcare
 
Donna Dupee
 
Uzochi C. Erlingsson, MD
Strategy & Development, HMS MEDscience
 
Jessica Piper, ACHNP
Nurse Practitioner, VNA Care
 
Susan H. Servais
Senior Vice President, ZurickDavis Healthcare Executive Search
 
Maura Vitello, RN
Program Manager, Compliance & Risk, VNA Care
 
Judy Walsh
Director of Rehabilitation Services, VNA Care
 
Laura Wise
Manager of Fund Development, VNA Care
 

Honorary Committee

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston
 
Edward J. Benz Jr, MD
President & CEO Emeritus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Andrew Dreyfus
President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
 
Sandra L. Fenwick
President & CEO, Boston Children's Hospital
 
Gene Lindsey, MD
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Atrius Health
& Nancy Lindsey
 
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
President & CEO, Brigham & Women's Hospital
 
Richard Rakowski
CEO, Medically Home
 
Emily Rooney
Journalist and TV Talk Show and Radio Host
 
Steven Strongwater, MD
President & CEO, Atrius Health
& Elaine Strongwater
 
Kevin Tabb, MD
CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
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
  • 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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