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Join the Institute community as we celebrate Transforming Lives: Education that Serves

Date & Time:

November 06, 2013 6:00–9:00 p.m.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel



On Wednesday, November 6, MGH Institute of Health Professions  hosted its 7th annual fundraising gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. This year’s gala, Transforming Lives: Education that Serves, highlighted our clinical centers, located on the MGH Institute campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Each year the Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion and the Speech, Language and Literacy Center provide more than $1M in pro bono services for hundreds of children and adults with learning, speech and physical disabilities, while also serving as clinical training sites for our students.

This year we honored John M. Connors III, Honorary Trustee and co-founder of the Boathouse Group, Inc. For twelve years Mr. Connors served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute. His vision, leadership, and support helped us achieve our mission to prepare graduates to become exemplary leaders in health care delivery.

The 2013 Gala raised over $390,000. Proceeds from the gala will provide scholarship support for students, especially those of limited means, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of attending the MGH Institute to become health care leaders in their fields.   

Donate to the Gala If you were unable to attend the Gala, but would like to contribute to the MGH Institute

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Trish Joyce, Trustee, MGH Institute
  • Angelleen Peters-Lewis, Trustee, MGH Institute

Gala Committee

  • Pamela D'Arrigo
  • Kristene Diggins, DNP, MSN, MinuteClinic
  • Anton Dodek, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Margery Eramo, SON '57, MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association
  • Charles Landry, McCall & Almy
  • John Moore, Navy Yard Bistro
  • Anthony Spirito


















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2013 Gala Sponsors


Platinum $25,000+

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MinuteClinic
  • Putnam Investments
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sanders


Gold $10,000+

  • Sumner W. Brown
  • Jack M. Connors Jr. and Eileen Connors
  • John and Larisa Connors
  • Trish and Mark S. Joyce
  • The Knowles Family
  • J. Brian and Nancy J. McCarthy
  • MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association
  • George and Barbara Thibault


Sterling $5,000+

  • Janis P. Bellack
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Peter and Pamela D'Arrigo
  • Desire2Learn
  • Judith A. Fong '68
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
  • McCall & Almy
  • Philips Healthcare, Inc.
  • Six Red Marbles
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Wise Construction Corporation


Benefactor $1,000+

  • Linda C. Andrist and Russell W. Hereford
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Peter S. Cahn
  • Ann W. and Herbert C. Caldwell
  • Century Bank
  • Laurie Lauzon Clabo and Glenn N. Clabo
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • DiMella Shaffer
  • Julie Atwood Drake
  • Atlas and Margaret Evans
  • Catherine M. and William C. Franklin
  • Nicholas A. Grace
  • Julia Greenstein and Paul Bleicher
  • Anthony Guarino
  • Bette Ann Harris '83
  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union
  • Robert E. Hillman and Sheila McElwee
  • Matina S. Horner
  • Alex and Linda Johnson
  • Harriet S. Kornfeld
  • Pamela Levangie
  • Carolyn and Stephen Locke
  • Gregory Lof and Thomas Mutschuler
  • John Moore
  • Paul Murphy and Benjamin Hescott
  • National Development
  • Patrice Kenneally Nicholas '94 and Thomas J. Nicholas
  • Marc and Jacqueline Nivet
  • Alexandra Paul-Simon
  • Leslie and Merrill Portney
  • Red Thread
  • Linda Rice
  • José de Jesus Rivera and Nina Rivera
  • Diana and Ron Scott
  • Anthony Spirito and Patricia Nonni
  • E.A. Spry & Co.
  • Denis and Marnie Stratford
  • Carol and Elliot Surkin
  • Carol Taylor and John Deknatel
  • TSI Consulting Partners, Inc.
  • University Health Plans, Inc.
  • Kathleen Valentine
  • Debra Weinstein and Anthony Rosenzweig
  • Sarah Welch
  • James and Sheila Wolf