In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our annual gala, originally scheduled for April 28th, 2020.
The good news is we have rescheduled and have a new date. The gala will now take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The location remains at the Sheraton Framingham and the night will still include recognition of Marie Therese Martin, CSJ for her lifetime of achievements and Jim O’Connell, MD, of the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, as keynote speaker.
With our collective health a priority, the decision to postpone the gala was a necessary but difficult one to make. Every year, we rely on the gala to help fund our educational, skill-building programming and one-on-one counseling for our residents, some of the most vulnerable adults, children, and elderly in MetroWest.
The annual gala generates nearly half – or about $150,000 – of our annual fundraising revenue. While rescheduling our event to October 1st gives us the opportunity to celebrate together at a better time, without this year’s gala our current work with residents is at risk.
With that in mind, we need your support now more than ever to fill the funding gap. Duringthese unprecedented times, Bethany Hill Place is doing everything possible to support the health and safety of our residents, who will be the hardest hit by an economic downturn and suffer the longest-term impact. Like you, we are committed to help them make ends meet during this difficult time.
Finally, if you are a gala sponsor or have already purchased a ticket, we hope you will allow us to hold your contribution for the fall event. You also have the option of turning your ticket purchase or sponsorship into a straight donation to Bethany Hill Place or request a refund. We will be in touch with each of you over the upcoming days or you can contact Jane Boulet, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your commitment to our families as they take monumental steps forward. We look forward to celebrating with you in person on October 1st and wish you health and safety during these challenging times.