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This event raises funds to support social service and family strengthening programs at the Y. 

Thank you so much for joining Old Colony YMCA’s 3rd Annual Rise Up Gala.  We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from friends, members, volunteers, companies and local foundations. We were able to raise more than $500,000, a record for our organization. Your participation and investment have created a successful event that will impact the lives of many children and families in our neighborhoods. 

The event, which was held at Boston Marriott – Quincy, welcomed 400 guests and more than 80 sponsors. Proceeds will help the Y provide services for children and families throughout the region through unique programs focused on family homelessness, inclusion, summer camp, and education.

As a part of his remarks, Old Colony Y’s President and CEO Vinnie Marturano introduced the crowd to the concept of change-makers, which was also the theme of the evening. “It refers to any individual that wants to create positive change in their community. I have the privilege of seeing change-makers in action every day.” ... continue reading press release


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Transforming Lives Sponsors
L. Knife and Son, Inc.
Rockland Trust Company

Family Strengthening Sponsors  
Carol and Chuck Dockendorff
Hologic, Inc.
The Behman Group -
Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Youth Development Sponsors  
Boston Beer Company
HarborOne Bank
Barbara Hassan
Florence Electric and Kaydon Group, LLC
Meelia Family Foundation
North Easton Savings Bank
Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP and Mary Ann Callahan
Suffolk Cares Charitable Foundation
Sysco Boston LLC
John Twohig and Susan Nicastro
W.B. Mason
Wendell Family Fund

Social Responsibility Sponsors  
A.D. Makepeace
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Boston Scientific
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Dellbrook | JKS
Donna and Joe Desmond
Gargiulo Family Foundation
IBC Corporation
Douglas King
NFP Thorbahn
Chris Oddleifson
Sabine and Antonio Pietri Foundation
Yale Electric

Healthy Living Sponsors
Lenny and Debby Altieri
Anheuser Busch
Bridgewater Savings Bank
Constellation Brands - Beer Division
Denise and Bill Daisy
Northeast Electrical Distributors
PRW Wealth Management
South Shore Health System
Allan and Linda Stikeleather
Stonehill College
SS Service Corp.
Warwick Industrial Fasteners

Mentor Sponsors  
Bay State Physical Therapy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
Bourne’s Auto Center
James Burke and Brenda Smith-Burke
Consumer Bankers Association
Crescent Credit Union
Cushman Insurance, Inc.
Davies Family Selections and Vino Logics
Vandy and Jeff Densmore
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Independent Electrical Supply
Joseph Botti Co., Inc.
Law offices of Barry Crimmins, P.C.
Liberty Bay Credit Union
Stephen Marcus and Carol Augustyniak
Donna and John Masterson
Morse Insurance Agency
Noblin Realty Trust
Old Ironside Energy
Randy and Cathy Papadellis
Howard Randall
Maxine and Jim Shalek
Richard Simons
Stephanie and Bob Spencer
Stadelmann Electric
Sullivan Tire
Sunrise Erectors
The S.E.A.L. Foundation
Turner Brothers
Unic Pro, Inc.
John T. Veale & Peter G. Veale, DMD

Table Sponsors
Bridgewater State University
New England Center for Nutrition Education
Priscilla and Wayne Smith

Thank you to our Auction Donors

American Repertory Theater
Bistro du Midi
Wayne and Veronica Bloom
Boston Beer Company
Boston Celtics Shamrock Fdn.
Boston Harbor Cruises
Boston Marriott Quincy
Boston Philharmonic
Boston Red Sox
Brahmin USA
Bromley Mountain
Attorney James M. Burke
William & Jane Callahan
Charles Riverboat Company
Denise and Bill Daisy
Daniel Doke Fine Art Portraits
Michael Eatough
Elite Island Resorts
Eli Florence
Framer’s Workshop
Gourmet Caterers
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Hammer Made
Handel + Haydn Society
Peter Holden
Huntington Theatre Company
The Institute of Contemporary Art
InterContinental Montreal
Jordan’s Furniture
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Marriott Hotel East Side (NYC)
Keith McLaughlin
Mohegan Sun
Montilio’s Bakery
New England Patriots Foundation
New England Revolution
Kevin O’Connor
Old Colony YMCA
Pat’s Peak Ski Resort
Michael Pierdinock
Don Quinn
South Shore YMCA
Stage Neck Inn
Scott Stikeleather
Sysco Boston
The Frame Man
The Westin Copley Place
Total Wine & More
Unic Pro, Inc.
W.B. Mason
Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa
White Cliffs Country Club
Woods Hole Martha’s Vineyard &
Nantucket Steamship Authority
X1 Boston

Thank you to our Rise Up Gala Committee

Eli Florence, Chair
Lenny Altieri
Joseph Casey
Donna Desmond
Carol Dockendorff
Chuck Dockendorff
Joyce Dwyer
Michael Eatough
Kayla Florence
Lauren Foster
Rebecca James
Vincent Marturano
Carol McKean
David Offutt
Howard Randall
Lauren Scott
Neal Siskind
Erin Spaulding
Scott Stikeleather
Richard Straczynski
Dan Trout
John Twohig

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