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Hearth's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Award Gala

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Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

138 Saint James Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

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On Monday, October 16, 2017 Hearth will honor Mayor Martin J. Walsh and pay tribute to the achievements of the seven founders of Hearth; Anna Bissonnette, Ellen Feingold, Elsie Frank, Diana Laskin Siegal, Sandra Albright, Joanne Bluestone, and Ruth Cowin at our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Award Gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Please join us as we recognize these outstanding individuals, whose dedication to our community has made impactful changes for our most vulnerable citizens.

Proceeds from the gala will aid our work to end elder homelessness. Today, there are over 8,000 homeless adults over the age of 50 living in Massachusetts. With the likelihood of this number greatly increasing by 2020, our work in ending elder homelessness is more critical than ever before.

We are honored to recognize Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the first recipient of the Anna Bissonnette Award for his dedication to creating more affordable housing; his initiative to end chronic homelessness in Boston; and his unwavering commitment to ensuring that seniors live their lives in with wellness and dignity. In keeping with Anna’s spirit and belief in helping others less fortunate, the award is bestowed to an individual who has had a profound and direct impact on changing the lives of Boston’s most vulnerable populations.

Celebration & Award Committee Members:

Michealle Larkins, Co-Chair

Thomas Flynn, Co-Chair

Anna Bissonnette

Ellen Feingold

Pamela Feingold

Angela Menino

Mary Parker

Mynor Perez

Catherine Dunham

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry

HEARTH'S HOUSEWARMING: Help us provide for our residents and clients with a Housewarming to directly furnish their new homes. As an organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk individuals secure permanent housing, it is imperative that we provide them with basic and essential home goods that assist in the stabilization process. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase items or furnish an entire room from $10-$10,000. You can help make a house a home with every donation.

6:30: Cocktail Hour

7:30: Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Mayor w/ Hearth



Anonymous Donor

Mr. Greg Ansin



Anonymous Donor

English Family Gift Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCall/Paradigm Properties


Ms Anna Bissonnette and Ms. Marion Kenneally

Ms. Mary Byrne and Mr. Mark Hinderlie

Ms. Ellen Feingold

Mr. Robert Houlihan and Ms. Sue Forti

Ms. Marilyn Miller

The Reverend David S. King




The Boston Red Sox Foundation

Blue Hills Bank

Jeff Harris and Associates

Nancy Douttiel and Diane Willcox

Interested in sponsoring the gala? Click the link, print out the forms and send your check Attn: Dana Green Director of Institutional Advancement 1640 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118. For questions, sponsorship information, or media inquires please contact Dana at dgreen@hearth-home.org or 617-369-1555.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Hearth, Inc. Director of Institutional Advancement at dgreen@hearth-home.org or 617-369-1555

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Business Cocktail

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Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

138 Saint James Avenue

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