Fall Gala 2012

Friday, December 7 | 2012
Room to Grow Fall Gala
The Westin Copley Place

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Please join us for a festive evening as we honor Paul Grogan of The Boston Foundation, and applaud the dedicated and inspirational parents participating in the Room to Grow program. Room to Grow celebrates parents making extraordinary efforts to help their babies thrive despite the challenges of living in poverty.

6:30 PM: cocktail reception and silent auction
8:00 PM: seated Dinner and program
9:30 PM: Celebration

Paul Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation.  He joined the Foundation from Harvard University, and served as President and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and in the administrations of Boston Mayors White and Flynn.  He is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a director of The Community Development Trust, New Profit Inc., and Brandeis University.

Tamara Santiago, a young mother with the motivation and drive to ensure a brighter future for herself and her son.

honorary chairs
Senator John F. Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry · Governor Deval L. Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick · The Honorable Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Angela Menino

Gala Chairs
Krista and Steve Alperin · Beth and Jamie Athanasoulas · Lauren and Charlie Baker 

steering COMMITTEE
Velia and Robert Baldassarre · Brooke and Jeff Bass · Pamela Bittner · Cynthia Brennan · Ennio J. Carboni · Carolyn Casey · Caroline and Peter Conlin · Alessia and Tom Dempsey · Kristen Franks and Frank Perullo · Michelle and Rob Hayes · Heather Hegedus · Kathleen Helmes · Jules and Jeff Hoffman · Remy Isdaner · Sherrill and Adam Kaplan · Alix Mackey · Brooke McNally and Kevin Thurston · Allyce Najimy and Representative Smitty Pignatelli · Dan O'Neill · Alisha Perdue and Daniel Lynn, III · Susan Scotti and Michael Creamer · Tiffany and Clifford Stevens

Kerry Brett and Daniel Gallagher · Julie and Ken Burns · Mary and Colbert Cannon · Andrew Dreyfus ·  Sarah and Josh Greenhill · Judith Ives · Hubie Jones · Amanda and Sam Kennedy · Laura and Steven Kurzrok · Kristina and Patrick Lyons · Mary Jo Meisner · Tonya and Ben Mezrich · Ann and Timothy Mikula · Emily and Gregg Nardone · Colette A. M. Phillips · Nicole and Kevin Pirani · Mary Richardson and Stanley Leven · Wendy Semonian Eppich and Bill Eppich · Rachel and Jim Solomon · Lisa and Patrick Taffe · Laura Tomasetti and David Beardsley · Karen Voci and Howard Zimmerman · Heather and Steven Walker


Life Enrichment
Krista and Steve Alperin
Blooms of Hope
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Sarah and Josh Greenhill
Helmes&Co LLC
Ipswitch, Inc.
Jacobson Family Foundation

Secure Start
360 Public Relations
Beth and Jamie Athanasoulas
Bingham McCutchen LLP
The Boston Foundation
CB Richard Ellis
Citizens Bank Foundation
CVS Caremark
Amy and Jock Danforth
Eastern Bank
Greenberg Traurig
MFS Investment Management
Red Sox Foundation
Steward Health Care System
George Tobia, Thomas Reith and Burns & Levinson LLP

Care Giver

Arbella Insurance Foundation
Bank of America
Brooke and Jeff Bass
Pamela Bittner
The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
The Boston Globe
Maureen Dibble
FBN Construction
Kristina Hare and Patrick Lyons
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
The Hearle, Nardone and Wilder Families
Magdalena Hernandez and Joshua Dietch
John Hancock
Aber Lynch and Jim Becker
McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation
Meninno Construction
The MENTOR Network
Ann and Timothy Mikula
Mary and Sherif Nada
Patricia and Robert O'Neill
Pioneer Investments
Laurie and Jay Roche
SOMA Wellness Company
Sovereign Bank
Maggie and Amor Towles
Alexis and Laurence Wintersteen

Boston Properties
Boston Scientific
Alexandra Drane and Antonio Bertone
Edelstein & Company LLP
Mt. Washington Bank, A Division of East Boston Savings Bank
Mr. and Dr. O'Neill
Michael J. O'Reilly, Esq.
Rasky Baerlein
Fredi and Jack Shonkoff
State Street Corporation - Asian Professionals Group
Lisa and Patrick Taffe
Karen Casson Wheatley and John Wheatley

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