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Wine and Wishes

A Look Back at Wine and Wishes 2019

  • L to R: Co-emcee Vanessa Welch, wish speaker Colin Dowd, co-emcee Tom Caron, wish recipient Christian, Wine and Wishes Committee chair and Make-A-Wish board member Paul Grossman, Make-A-Wish CEO Charlotte Beattie.

  • 2011 wish recipient Colin Dowd, also a member of the Wine and Wishes Committee, reflects on the impact of his wish trip to Alaska.

  • Co-emcee Tom Caron talks with wish recipient Christian and Christian's mother, Nayiri, about Christian's wish for a birthday party with Celtics player Gordon Hayward.

  • Wish recipient Christian with Wine and Wishes co-emcees Vanessa Welch of Boston 25 News and NESN sportscaster Tom Caron.

  • Members of the Wine and Wishes Committee.

  • Members of the Wine and Wishes Committee.

  • Premier Tasting Partner Buffalo Trace.

  • Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island CEO Charlotte Beattie with Make-A-Wis board member Len Ho of Zipcar, a Wine and Wishes sponsor.

  • Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island CEO Charlotte Beattie with Greg Gailius, a member of our Honorary Board.

Cheers to Wishes: A Look Back at Wine and Wishes 2019

More than 250 guests raised their glasses in support of wishes at Wine and Wishes on October 4, 2019, at City Winery Boston! The event, now in its seventh year, raised over $130,000. We are very grateful to our sponsors, tasting partners, event committee members, attendees, special guests, in-kind supporters, and volunteers, whose outpouring of support will grant the wishes of 13 children facing life-threatening medical conditions.  

The event was co-emceed by news anchor Vanessa Welch of Boston 25 News and NESN sportscaster Tom Caron, and featured samples of wine, whiskey, craft beer, craft seltzer, and cider from our largest tasting partner lineup yet. To cap off the energetic evening, Tom Caron led a live auction and Fund-A-Wish, raising additional funds among the philanthropic crowd.    

We were honored to welcome wish recipient Christian and his family, who recounted his memorable wish to have a birthday party with his favorite Boston Celtics player, Gordon Hayward. Colin Dowd, a 2011 wish recipient, shared the lasting impact of his wish trip to Alaska. From Make-A-Wish intern to now being a Make-A-Wish volunteer and a member of the Wine and Wishes Committee, Colin’s support of wishes continues to grow. “My wish becomes more special and meaningful with every year that passes by…My commitment and bond with this mission are like no other.”

Wine and Wishes 2019 was supported by generous sponsors including Presenting Sponsor Trusted Choice and the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Young Agents Committee; Wish Partner Sponsors CBRE and Ecker Construction, and many Wish Friend Sponsors as well as Premier Tasting Partner Buffalo Trace.

Cheers and thank you to everyone who came together to enrich the lives of wish children through Wine and Wishes 2019!

Photos above by Ellen Rogers Photography.

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Thank you to our 2019 Tasting Partners:

Wine and Wishes Tasting Partners

And, new for 2019, our Dessert Tasting Partner:

HUNGRY featuring Chef Renee


Thank You to Our Wine and Wishes Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR

Trusted Choice / Young Agents Committee of Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA)


Wish Partner Sponsors
CBRE
Ecker Construction


Wish Friend Sponsors
The Fallon Company
First Republic Bank
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
John Hancock Investments (EAR Committee)
Mintz
MullenLowe
Olivia's Organics
PwC
Turner
Zipcar

Thank you to all of the members of our Wine and Wishes Committee!

Paul Grossman, CBRE
Committee Chair

Kaitlyn Acciari, Boston Bruins
Katherine Adams, Catalant
Sarah Bartlett-Cahill, Bain Capital
Caroline Bauer, Bain & Company
Megan Berninger, Boston Red Sox
Colin Dowd, Brown Brothers Harriman
Natalie Ecker, DTCC
Scott V. Ellis, Bright Agency, Inc.
Christopher Eppich, Atlantic Planning Group LLC
Amanda Farrer, Landmark School
Ben Farrer, The Fallon Company
Dan Findley, The Andover Companies
Julia Flanigan, Catalant
Vanessa Gailius, Bain & Company
David Goodrich, Residential Mortgage Services, Inc. 
Jaimie Gorman, IBM Watson Health
Amy Lussier, Fuze
Angela Malerba Werry, Catalant
Lauren McCarthy, Energi
Megan McCarthy, eServices Co.
Sandra Montemayor, BBVA Compass Brokerage
Pete Neal, John Hancock Investments
Kristen Paglia, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kimberly Pedrotty, Accent Technologies
Diana Perry, Linear Retail
Lara Robertson, Boston Light Source
Stuart Robertson, Amazon Web Services
Kendra Snow, TESARO, Inc.
Connor Sullivan, Risk Placement Services Boston
Brittany Thurman, Cambridge Associates


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