The Starfish Thrower Gala is our signature fundraising event and a critical source of funding for all of our programs and services. Join us as we honor Eric H. Schultz, President and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Operation A.B.L.E. as we celebrate 35 years and the 35,000 people we have helped to find jobs.
Eric H. Schultz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. He is a great example of a Starfish Thrower because of his efforts to make a real difference in our community. He has a long and outstanding commitment in the healthcare field, as well as with non-profits. He is involved with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, United Way and the American Heart Association. He is a distinguished Eagle Scout and a regional president for the Boy Scouts Northeast Region. Eric was named among the 50 Most Influential Bostonians by the Boston Business Journal in 2013 and 2014, as well as a Leader in Diversity in 2014.
Susan Wornick, legendary anchor, reporter and Emmy Award winner, for WCVB News Channel 5 will be our Emcee for this year's Gala. During her time as a news anchor, she had the top-rated Noon news broadcast at WCVB-TV for over two decades. She now spends her time volunteering for organizations such as Operation A.B.L.E. and working on various projects.
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Monday, May 8, 2017 5:30-8:30 PM
Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, Live Auction, Program and Dessert
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Presenting Sponsor - $35,000 - Includes ONE RESERVED TABLE of * 12 * Premier Seating
Peak Performance Sponsor - $25,000 - Includes ONE RESERVED TABLE of * 10 *
Excellence Through Experience Sponsor - $10,000 - Includes * 8 * RESERVED SEATS
Training for Transformation Sponsor - $5,000 - Includes * 6 * RESERVED SEATS
New Beginnings Sponsor - $3,000 - Includes * 4 * RESERVED SEATS
Full Sponsorship package details can be found here.
ABLE AgeWorks - Professional Career Networking Clubs, Career Advancement Boot Camps, Connections to A.B.L.E. Friendly Employers, Career Coaching from Experts, and Mastering the Digital Divide.
2016 Jim Brett, The New England Council
2015 Richard E. Holbrook, Eastern Bank
2014 Marvin E. Gilmore, Community Development Corporation of Boston
2013 Joyce Kulhawik, Arts & Entertainment Critic
2012 James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan
2011 Thomas P. O'Neill III, O'Neill & Associates
2010 Julie Kahn, EnterCom New England
2009 George A. Russell, State Street Foundation
2008 John E. Drew, The Drew Companies
2007 Wayne A. Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP
2006 Peter Meade, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
2005 Neal Finnegan, Citizens Bank
2004 James C. Curvey, Fidelity Investments