2018 Celebration of Community

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
1 Constitution Wharf, Charlestown, MA
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Join us as we honor the Community Partners of MGH Institute of Health Professions.

This Celebration of Community will highlight many of the critically important partnerships the MGH Institute enjoys that contribute to the robust and vibrant community of the IHP.

Together with these hospitals, schools, non-profits, organizations, and associations, the faculty and students of the IHP are transforming the delivery of health care in addressing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disorders and disabilities.

We are especially pleased that Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, will join us to speak to the importance of community partnerships. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston works tirelessly to ensure all young people in our community have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Their eleven area clubs are strategically located in neighborhoods with pronounced need throughout the city of Boston and in Chelsea. They are committed to helping the young people in our community succeed academically, live healthy lifestyles and practice good citizenship.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is our invited guest. 

We look forward to featuring live music from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Band, and signature hors d'oevres from area restaurants at the celebration. We thank MGH IHP Trustee, Jim Canfield for chairing our Celebration of Community Corporate Committee. Members to date include Cindy Aiena, Dick Burtt, Peter D’Arrigo, Alison Geffin, Jerome Kyllingstad and John Wise. 

Proceeds from the event will provide scholarship support for MGH Institute students, who typically graduate with an average educational debt over $100,000. Through scholarship funding, we are able to help ease the financial burden these students take on while pursuing their dreams of becoming leaders in their respective health care fields.

Corporate Committee

Jim Canfield
MGH IHP Trustee
McCall & Almy

Cindy L. Aiena
MGH IHP Treasurer
Executive Director of Finance,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Burtt

Peter D’Arrigo
MGH IHP Trustee
D’Arrigo Brothers Company

Alison Geffin

Jerome Kyllingstad
National Development

John Wise
Wise Construction

Join the Celebration

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Purchase Tickets

Register as a Sponsor

Sponsors, if you are unable to use all of your tickets, please register unused tickets as "not sure," and we will donate any unused tickets to students.

Download the Celebration of Community sponsorship packet.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email 
Meagan Sheffield
or call (617) 643-7194.

Support the Event

Support the Celebration of Community although you can’t attend.


Platinum $25,000+

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Gold $10,000+

  • McCall & Almy, Inc
  • Putnam Investments
  • Wise Construction Company

Sterling $5,000+

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  • Peter and Pamela D'Arrigo​
  • Davis Marcus Partners​
  • Eversource Energy Foundation
  • Trish and Mark Joyce
  • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Knowles, Jr.
  • Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
  • MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association, Inc.
  • Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo​
  • National Development & Charles River Realty Investors
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Sponsor $1,000+

  • Dr. Paulette Di Angi
  • Stanley W. Ashley, MD
  • Janis P. Bellack​
  • Blue Hills Bank
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Ann W. and Herbert C. Caldwell
  • Dr. Mary Carey
  • Century Bank​
  • John H. Deknatel and Carol M. Taylor
  • Desire2Learn​
  • Environments at Work
  • Atlas D. and Margaret L. Evans
  • Jeanette Ives Erickson, Rn, DNP
  • Fulton Properties, LLC
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Geffin​
  • Dr. John Gormley & Mark P. Van Brocklin
  • Bette Ann Harris ’83
  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union
  • Dr. Robert E. Hillman and Mrs. Sheila McElwee​
  • Dr. Matina S. Horner
  • Isgenuity, LCC
  • Alex and Linda Johnson
  • Paul Murphy and Benjamin Hescott​
  • Dr. Patrice Kenneally Nicholas, NS '94 and Mr. Thomas J. Nicholas
  • Dr. Patricia A. Reidy
  • Spinelli's Function Facility
  • Denis and Marnie Stratford
  • Dr. Audrey Tanner
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • Dr. Inez Tuck
  • University Health Plans, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wolf
  • Ellen and Peter Zane