The 2014 Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Gala
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our friends and supporters who helped make the 2014 Make-A-Wish® Gala an incredible night. In particular, we thank Presenting Sponsors Steve and Deborah Barnes, the Nelson Family Foundation, and MFS Investment Management.
The event, held on April 12 at the InterContinental Boston, drew close to 500 guests to enjoy performances and presentations by our wish children and their families. Liz Brunner, formerly of WCVB-TV NewsCenter 5 and now president of Brunner Communications, served as emcee and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, mayor of Boston, shared his reflections on the impact of childhood illness and the importance of the Make-A-Wish mission.
During the program, the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Community Spirit Award was presented to Linda Groves, of Bingham McCutchen and Groves Law, in recognition of her significant contributions of time and talent to our organization as legal counsel for nearly 30 years.
The 2014 Make-A-Wish Gala raised $950,000, which will grant the wishes of over 100 seriously ill children in our community in the coming year!
Photos by Ryan Stranz, Michael Blanchard Photography
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Josh and Anita Bekenstein
Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine
Drew Lawton and Jill Royster
Stephanie and John Connaughton
Paul and Sandy Edgerly
Michael A. Krupka and Ms. Anne C. Kubik
Judy and Steve Pagliuca
WISH PARTNER SPONSORS
Missie and Chip Bankes
Nicole and Philip Haughey
The Herman Family
The Ribatt Family
Timothy O'Connell Foundation
WISH FRIEND SPONSORS
The Paglia Family | Randstad Technologies
Andrew and Melissa Rees | Wheels for Wishes | Zurich
A.M. DePrisco Wellesley | Flagship Press | Party Favors | Winston Flowers
2014 Make-A-Wish Gala Committee
Lori Nelson, Committee Chair
Victoria A. Goldberg