2019 Gala

2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala


What a night! We are pleased to announce we raised more than $338,000! Without generous people like you, those we serve would not be able to accomplish all they do. You affirm what can happen when all of us work together.

The evening began with a cocktail reception where guests were able to purchase raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items. Soon after moving into the ballroom, the program kicked off with emcee WCVB’s Katie Thompson. President & CEO Chris Tuttle shared remarks and highlighted the importance of community at Bridgewell.

To demonstrate the breadth of our community, Silvia Dieckow from Ironstone Farms and AJ, Kathy and Dorothy who attend Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program shared their equine therapy experiences. Career Specialist Ashley Smallwood introduced Peter, Carlos and Erin, all employees of the North Shore Navigators, who took the stage to share their experience working at Frasier Field and the wonderful partnership that has developed throughout the past 9 years.

After an engaging Fund a Need Auction, the Excellence in Service award was presented posthumously to Kelly J. Martin. Her family accepted the award on her behalf. Each family member received a canvas award created by young adults who attend the Rosewood I and II Day Programs. Paige Johnson, Kelly’s daughter, shared beautiful remarks demonstrating her mother’s commitment to the Bridgewell community and how important and interwoven it was throughout her life.

Please take a moment to watch the video from the Gala and please share with friends and family.

If you were unable to join us at the 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala, and would like to make a donation, please click here.

Thank you for being part of the Bridgewell community.

Gala Planning Committee


Chris Everest
Amy Friel

Steve Geoffroy
Nancy Gramolini
Cathy Johnson
Nikki Kachinski
Rita McAteer
Leslie McCormack
Christine Pierce
Jane Puffer
Larry Zabar

Partnership Sponsors

Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture
ePay Business Solutions
Mack’s Painting and Carpentry
Merchants Fleet
Morgan Brown and Joy, LLP
Stefano’s Landscaping, Design and Construction
Swampscott Refrigeration
WB Mason

Supporter Sponsors

Charm Medical Supply
Nordlund Associates
Old Neighborhood Foods
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Shafner and Keating Attorneys at Law
Steadycare, LLC
Tri-City Sales and General Electric


Friend Sponsors

AAA Northeast
BioStrategic Consulting Ltd.
Bridgeton Properties/Symes Associates
Brown-Smith Attorneys at Law, LLC
Casella Waste Systems
Cason’s Equipment
Columbia Insurance Agency
Fire Pump Testing Company
Element Care, Inc.
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Glow Cleaning
Greenough Brand Storytellers
Jill Kanter Associates Executive Coaching
Lynn Community Health Center
New England Council
Newhall Real Estate
Northeast Arc
Salem Five Charitable Foundation
Wakefield Investments

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