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Make-A-Wish Gala

The 2016 Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Gala

April 9, 2016 | InterContinental Boston


2016 Gala Invitation
View the Gala Invitation and download it to share with your contacts 

Gala Auction Preview
View the Gala Auction Catalog

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. Dinner, Evening Program, and Live Auction

Cocktail Attire | Valet Parking Only
Directions to the InterContinental Boston

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Event Overview, Sponsorship and In-Kind Donation Opportunities

Event Overview and Gala-Funded Wish Stories
Sponsorship Opportunities and Donor Form
In-Kind Auction Donation Opportunities and Donation Form

For further information or questions, please contact Jo-Anne Spillane at 617.367.0739 or

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Join us for an evening in celebration of the Make-A-Wish mission at The 2016 Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the luxurious InterContinental on Boston’s waterfront.

The evening, emceed by Liz Brunner, is our signature annual fundraiser, helping to fund more than 130 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community.

Join us as we share our mission and powerful stories of the children and families who have been touched by a life-changing wish experience with an evening featuring a festive cocktail reception, lively auctions, a sit-down dinner with an inspirational mission-based program, and an afterglow reception with live music. The 2016 Make-A-Wish Gala will be as memorable as it is worthwhile.

Support through The 2016 Make-A-Wish Gala will bring hope, strength, and joy to seriously ill children through the granting of their wishes in the coming year!   

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The 2016 Make-A-Wish Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Steve and Deborah Barnes
The Nelson Family Foundation

Bain Capital

Premier Sponsors

Josh and Anita Bekenstein
Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine

Wish Star Sponsors

Kraft Group
John and Stephanie Connaughton
Paul and Sandy Edgerley

Michael A. Krupka and Dr. Anne C. Kubik
The Paglia Family
Steve and Judy Pagliuca


Wish Partner Sponsors

BayBoston Managers LLC  |  Burke Distributing Corporation
The Herman Family | Drew Lawton and Jill Royster
L.E.K. Consulting | The Timothy O’Connell Foundation
Putnam Investments | Randstad Technologies
Andrew and Melissa Rees | The Ribatt Family | Richard P. Ryan
Suffolk Construction | The TJX Companies, Inc.

The 2016 Make-A-Wish Gala Committee

Committee Chair
Cheryl Wilkinson, The Colony Group

Committee Clerk 
Victoria A. Goldberg, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Committee Members

Christina Adams, Converse
Kristan Fletcher, Brunner Communications
Laurie Flynn, Beacon Hill Legal
Rohini Gupta, Natixis Global Asset Management
Kristine Hoag
Jessica Levine, Karmory LLC
Matt Nagler, BANK W Holdings, LLC / The Nagler Group
Joanne O'Connell
Faye Sahagian
Kellie Sahagian, Sephora Beauty Adivsor
Tannaz Saponaro, Verrill Dana LLP
Christen Smith, Zurich North America
Eric Vaden, Karmory LLC

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474