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We couldn’t be more excited to announce our gala on June 22, 2023 at the MIT Endicott Mansion. Join us in celebrating our work by sponsoring the 2023 Summer Solstice Gala and helping provide the funds needed to help support children, adults, and families in Needham and surrounding towns. See a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits or reach out to us at or 617-886-6460. Click here to make your sponsorship commitment online. The event will begin at 6 pm. Tickets to the Summer Solstice Gala are on sale now.  

We can’t wait to celebrate with you! 

Evening Under the Stars  

Thanks to the Needham Area Community Cabinet, the 2022 Evening Under the Stars benefit was an impactful and memorable evening! Guests joined us at the MIT Endicott House to thank and celebrate VNA Care’s dedicated healthcare professionals. Because of the generosity of event sponsors and attendees, over $56,000 was raised in support of VNA Care’s home health and hospice programs.

The evening was filled with a wonderful silent auction, music, a truly touching tribute to VNA Care’s hospice care and our Fund the Need program, led by co-chairs Louise Condon and Ellison Patten, which inspired so many to give of themselves and make a difference.

During the event, Katey Ivatts, RN, a hospice nurse at VNA Care, shared, “When I go into someone’s home, I’m caring for my patient and their loved ones during the hardest, most fragile time in their life. To be able to provide care, and ease the transition to a peaceful death, to support and prepare the family and caregivers is an honor I never take for granted.”

For more information about supporting VNA Care, please contact Laura Wise at 617-886-6460.

Needham Area Community Cabinet

Our gratitude to the Needham Area Community Cabinet for their dedicated work and leadership on behalf of area patients and families: Louise Condon, Mary Lou Hughes, Debra Kazarian, Edward Mulhall, Gail Nannini, Harding Ounanian, Jr., Kerrie Patten, Ellison Patten, Stephanie Perkins, Laura Wise and Kathy Whitney.

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors 











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Frank and Louise Condon

Gail and Tony Nannini

Ellison and Kerrie Patten

Joyce and James Patten, MD


















Harding Ounanian Jr.

in memory of Liz Ounanian

Matthew Porcaro



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