2022 Friends of Children Gala

Thank you so much for joining us for our first Boston Gala!

Thank you to our sponsors

Susan Karas & Claudia Beldengreen and the Karas Family Foundation
Robin Hanley & Wes Narron
Robie HarrisChristine Altieri
Risa Schwartz
Jonathan & Susan Yorks

A Home Within
Jim Hyde
Toni Krell Tutoring
Kathryn Lasky
Gail Roberts, Ed Faijo & Team
Lisa Wong & Lynn Chang

Joe Berman
James Carroll
David & Katherine Crosby
John & Diddy Cullinane
Gene Dahmen
Festersen Family
Lisa Hodges
Chris Lydon
Paul & Jane Lyons
Jorge Rivera
Charles Rodgers
Drs. Philip & Lucy Sandler
Bessel van der Kolk
Bo Winiker

FOC Gala text

May 26, 2022
Artists for Humanity Epicenter
100 West 2nd Street
Boston, MA

The Children’s Champion Award is the highest honor given by Friends of Children. It is given to a children’s champion whose forthright work has had significant impact on the lives of vulnerable children and families and aligns with Friends of Children’s quintessential mission.

In addition to the Award Presentation, the event will feature tributes to Dr. Newberger in print and video, a private cocktail reception for leading sponsors and a seated dinner with tributes to our honoree.

2022 Gala Event Award Recipient Eli Newberger

2022 RECIPIENT
Dr. Eli Newberger

Dr. Eli Newberger is a leading figure in the movement to improve the protection and care of children. Eli personifies the word mensch. A decent, gracious, and compassionate man, he combines his immense intellect and profound caring about bettering our society to powerfully advocate for children and families.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

HERO

$25,000 | Help Friends of Children establish a new branch in Boston to significantly increase our policy influence on behalf of the state’s nearly 16,000 foster children.

  • Table for 10 with preferred placement (if unable to attend, table will be named)
  • Opportunity to speak from the podium about our Honoree and his work
  • Pre-dinner reception with Drs. Eli and Carolyn Newberger, and special guests.
  • Individualized branding opportunity at event
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

Changemaker

$15,000 | Underwrite workshops for 50 young adults, providing vital guidance in finance, health, stress management, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships as they prepare for adulthood.

  • Table for 10 guests
  • Thank you from the Podium
  • Pre-dinner reception with Drs. Eli and Carolyn Newberger, and special guests.
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

Visionary

$10,000 | Provide concrete, life-changing support, such as tuition and housing assistance, to help 20 youth aging out of foster care successfully bridge to adulthood, thus mitigating poor outcomes.

  • 6 Tickets to the dinner
  • Pre-dinner reception with Drs. Eli and Carolyn Newberger, and special guests.
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

Champion

$5,000 | Provide professionally trained adult mentors to 150 children and youth whose chaotic lives otherwise lack an anchoring presence within the child-welfare system.

  • 6 Tickets to the dinner
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

Ambassador

$2,500 | Gives two foster children a trained educational advocate to compensate for learning gaps caused by trauma and unstable placements.

  • 4 Tickets to the dinner
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

Leader

$1,000 | Supports a young person who has experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma with the practical resources they need to move forward in life with hope and dignity.

  • 2 Tickets to the dinner
  • Name/logo on invitation
  • Recognition in all digital and printed event collateral

For more information

Please contact Susan Swift at susan@friendsofchildreninc.org or 413-586-0011