in full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
FRAMINGHAM – Bethany Hill Place will host its annual Spring Gala virtually on Thursday, April 29. The 7 p.m. event will benefit Bethany Hill Place’s programming, learning opportunities, and essential supports for families living in poverty.
The virtual gala will be hosted by Kelley Tuthill, Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities of Boston and Emmy-award winning journalist.
The feature keynote speaker is homeless healthcare advocate Jim O’Connell, MD.
Dr. O’Connell is the founding physician and current president of Boston Health for the Homeless. The author of Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, Dr. O’Connell has received numerous awards and was featured on ABC’s Nightline and in a feature-length documentary entitled “Give Me a Shot of Anything.” With 30 years of experience caring for Boston’s homeless individuals and families, Dr. O’Connell will share his perspective on health care as a basic human right and the importance of trust between patient and caregiver in healing.
The event will also include stories of hope and resilience from Bethany Hill Place residents and presentation of the Legacy of Justice Award to Sister Marie Therese Martin, CSJ.
A member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Sister Marie has left an enduring impression of service to countless organizations, including Abby House, Campaign for Human Development, St. Mary Health Care, Webster Square Day Care Center, Holy Trinity Hospice, Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Casserly House, and many more.
With an unwavering dedication to help those less fortunate, Sister Marie Therese, a member of the Bethany Hill Place Board of Trustees, has been a tremendous force for good in many communities.
Proceeds from the Spring Gala are Bethany Hill Place’s largest annual source of unrestricted revenue, providing vital support for educational programming and learning activities that empower residents to take important steps toward independence and reaching their full potential. The organization ensures every one of its residents has access to resources and opportunities needed to strengthen
their lives long-term.
“Now more than ever, people are telling us they want to get involved in the fight against poverty at the local level, but they aren’t sure where to start,” said Jane Boulet, Director of Development of Bethany Hill Place. “Attending our Spring Gala – or even sponsoring it – is a great first step toward learning how our programming makes a difference for our families and how you can take action alongside us.”
This year’s Spring Gala is presented by TJX Cos. and Synchrony Financial and will be broadcast live from Bethany Hill Place on Thursday, April 29, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Gala tickets are $50 and come with a link to view the gala from the safety and comfort of your home. Upgrade tickets are $150 and include a Gala Gift Box of celebratory items and virtual access to the event for an unlimited number of guests in your household.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $250 and $25,000, each with benefits that include event access, Gala Gift Boxes, and marketing opportunities.
To purchase tickets to Bethany Hill Place’s Spring Gala, as well as learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit: www.givebutter.com/bethanyhillplace.
Established in 1994 as a response to the growing problem of family homelessness, Bethany Hill Place is a welcoming community of neighbors where people come together to pursue their dreams for a better future. A non-sectarian nonprofit founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, the organization provides affordable, independent housing for individuals and families combined with educational opportunities within a climate of respect and inclusion. The organization helps residents believe in themselves so they can fully engage in, and transform, their lives.