Heroes in Health Care Gala The Heroes in Health Care Gala is the VNA of Boston’s highest priority fundraising event of the year and celebrates three leaders who have had a profound and sustained role in shaping our community. During our 11th annual Gala on Nov. 12, 2016, we honored Diane Bergeron, Michael Minogue, and Mutual of America. We also marked our 130th anniversary of serving the Greater Boston community. Our 2016 Gala was one of the most successful to date, raising over $280,000 through the unwavering support and generosity of our sponsors and friends. Over the past 11 years, the Heroes in Health Care Gala has raised nearly $2.5 million in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s Maternal Child Health Program and Charitable Care Fund. We hope you can be part of 12th annual Gala on Nov. 11, 2017. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development, at (617) 886-6460. We are grateful for our generous sponsors and donors who help us provide vital, life-saving health care in the Greater Boston community. Our Heroes 2016 Auction Donors 2016 Sponsors Our Committee Sponsorship Opportunities Meet Our 2016 Heroes Diane Bergeron, RN, MSM, CAHA Former Vice President of Hospice & Advanced Illness Management VNA Hospice & Palliative Care Michael Minogue CEO, President & Chairman Abiomed Accepting on behalf of Mutual of America: John R. Greed President & CEO Honor Roll of Heroes Sonia L. Alleyne, MPA John Auerbach, MBA Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD JudyAnn Bigby, MD Joshua Boger, PhD Joseph Coughlin, PhD Sandra L. Fenwick Matthew Fishman Joanne Handy, RN, MS James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD 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 Dolores Mitchell National Grid Shepard Remis, Esq. James Roosevelt, Jr. 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 2016 Auction Donors 75 Chestnut 75 on Liberty Wharf Al’s Liquors ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage Astor & Black Back Bay Framery Barbershop Lounge Barcelona Wine Bar Judy Beal Arthur Birkland Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Boston Marriott Cambridge Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston Marriott Quincy The Boston Red Sox Boston Winery Celebrity Series of Boston Crave Crush Boutique Elizabeth Grady Fairmont Copley Plaza Fernando DeOliveira The Fireplace Furniture Consignment Gallery GrandTen Distilling Steve Grogan Ellen Hermanos Huntington Theatre Company JetBlue Airways Johnny Lowe, The Chicken Painter La Morra The Liberty Hotel Lyric Stage Company of Boston Magic 106.7 Mandarin Oriental, Boston Elizabeth McHugh New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Ninth Wave Sailing Charters North River Outfitter Debra Nowak Panificio Bistro and Bakery Regina Piantedosi PUMA The Red Wagon Renaissance Golf Club Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Royal Sonesta Boston Sheraton Boston Hotel Sorellina SpeakEasy Stage Company Strega Waterfront & The Varano Group Top of the Hub Toscano Tucker Blair Venezia Renee Picard Walsh The Westin Boston Waterfront The Westin Copley Place Whitney + Winston Zulu Nyala 2016 Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Trustee ($15,000) Patron ($10,000) Benefactor ($5,000) Diane Bergeron Atlantic Charter Insurance Co. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children's Hospital Byram Healthcare CVS Health Forcura McBee Medline Industries Suburban Homemaking & Maternity Agency Sullivan's Pharmacy & Medical Supply TD Bank Supporter ($3,000) Deborah & Ron Feinstein John & Denise Murphy Marni & Bob Wise Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts BMC HealthNet Plan Brigham & Women's Hospital CeltiCare Health ClinLogica CORAM CVS Specialty Infusion Services Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Eastern Bank Enos Home Medical Hologic McKesson Patient Care Solutions Medtronic Care Management Services Supplemental Health Care Media Sponsor In-Kind Sponsors Meet Our 2016 Committee Honorary Gala Chairs Henri & Belinda Termeer Gala Co-Chairs Linda Hope-Springer Loriann Meagher Fund the Mission Chairs Diane Leclair & John Murphy Mistress of Ceremonies Dr. Mallika Marshall Gala Committee Chairs Debra Angeloni Renee Picard Walsh Co-Founder, ClinLogica Gala Committee Judy A. Beal, D.N.Sc., RN Dean, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Simmons College Barbara Belony Director, Partners HealthCare Marie Davis Physical Therapist, VNA of Boston Donna Dupee Maura Everett Debra Nowak Physical Therapist, VNA of Boston Susan H. Servais Senior Vice President, ZurickDavis Executive Healthcare Searches Judy Walsh Director of Rehabilitation Services, VNA Care Jay White Owner, Burger King franchises Honorary Committee Mayor Martin J. Walsh City of Boston Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD Former President, Mass. Life Sciences Center & Gordon Bannister Edward J. Benz Jr, MD President & CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Joshua Boger Founder & Former Chairman, President & CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals & Amy Boger Ceramic Artist Sandra L. Fenwick President & CEO, Boston Children's Hospital Larry Jasinski President, ReWalk Robotics Dr. Gene Lindsey Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Atrius Health & Nancy Lindsey Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD President & CEO, Brigham & Women's Hospital Emily Rooney Journalist and TV Talk Show and Radio Host Deborah A. Scott, MD Director, Laser & Skin Health Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital Kevin Tabb, MD CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ronald Walker, II Secretary of Labor, Massachusetts & Shawnda Walker Founder, Champagne Babies Kate Walsh President & CEO, Boston Medical Center 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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