Little Steps
Big Mission

Friday, May 4, 2018
Boston Park Plaza

Friday, May 4, 2018
Boston Park Plaza

Join us for an evening of inspiration as we announce the new early education center for Horizons and share stories of our transformative work with homeless children and families across Massachusetts.

Friday, May 4, 2018 – Boston Park Plaza
Cocktail Hour – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program – 7:00 p.m.
After Party – 9:30 p.m.
Cocktail Attire

Our Little Steps Big Mission spring gala will give guests the opportunity to:

  • Learn how trauma and stress impacts a child’s brain development and hear from our teachers how they create a curriculum to minimize these effects
  • Meet our volunteers who provide play experiences for children living in shelters each week and learn why the benefits of play are even more important for children experiencing trauma
  • Hear from our team how they empower parents and build self-esteem to help create a path to economic self-sufficiency

Tickets are no longer available. For any questions, please email Chrissy Meagher.

Melody Mendez

Our emcee for this year’s event, Melody Mendez, joined NBC 10 Boston and necn in the Spring of 2016. Her career as an award-winning anchor and reporter has taken her to cities across the country over the last decade, from Jackson, Tennessee to Champaign, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, to Denver, Colorado and most recently, Chicago. She has covered major stories across the country, like Hurricane Katrina and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, and lives in the Newton area with her fiancé and rescue dog, Ike. ). Melody has traveled the globe, but her favorite trips are always to visit her family in Lima, Peru. Her mother is a Spanish teacher in New Hampshire and still lives near the home where Melody grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about sponsorships

Thanks to our outstanding Corporate Sponsors:

Achieving The Impossible - $50,000

Coloring Outside The Lines - $25,000

Strengthening Our Families - $15,000

Advocating For Change - $10,000

Inspiring Imagination - $5,000

Special thanks to our Individual Sponsors:

Achieving the Impossible – $50,000
Sandy & Paul Edgerley
Lauren & Joseph Mazzella

Coloring Outside the Lines – $25,000
Lori Colella
Michael & Barbara Eisenson
Linda Mason & Roger Brown
Tracy & Michael Roberge
Maurice & Luly Samuels

Strengthening Our Families – $15,000
Jonathan Dutch & Emily Greenstein
Chip & Donna Hazard
Diane Margolis
Greg Morzano
Susan Whitehead

Advocating for Change – $10,000
The Abbey Group
Jonathan & Lily Bingham
Tim & Jayme Cook
Glenn & Kimberly Engler
Tim & Susie Estella
Matt Epstein & Deborah Hiatt
Sarah & Dana Nielsen
Kate & Ford O’Neil
OXL Foundation
Kate Lubin & Glendon Sutton
Martha & Anthony Vorlicek

Inspiring Imaginations – $5,000
Susie & Scott Allen
Courtney & Michael Forrester
Linda & Michael Frieze
C. Hunter Boll & Patricia Nilles
The Michel Family
Elizabeth Crowley Sprayregen & Ben Sprayregen
Janice & Rich Sturchio

Learning Through Play – $2,500
Robin & Philippe Amouyal
Claudia & Ron Braunstein
Ryan & Jennifer Debin
Ron Druker

Thank you to the following additional corporate donors and those that provided goods/services:

Credit Suisse
Affirmative Investments, Inc.
Entertainment Specialists
M.S. Walker
PEAK Event Services
Winston Flowers

Meet our 2018 Event Committee:

Event Chair
Emily Greenstein

Event Committee
Melanie Berger
Kristin Brophy
Ashley Butler
Lori Colella
Jayme Cook
Susanna Estella
Bree Evarts
Courtney Forrester
Nicole Guilmartin
Andrea Kakas
Kate Lubin
Lauren Miller
Adrienne Principe
Debby Robbins
Marla Sanford
Linda Shulman
Jordan Sraeel
Stephanie Sullivan

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