2011 Imagine the Possibilities Gala

Published: May 22, 2012


Bridgewell is pleased to announce we raised more than $285,000 at our recent Imagine the Possibilities Gala at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on November 4, 2011.

Channel 5 Eyeopener’s Bianca de la Garza hosted this year’s gala, which featured a silent auction and a live and lively auction featuring exotic trips, sports events and more. The auction, ticket sales and sponsorships accounted for the success of the event, which was attended by 320 people.

Bridgewell’s 2011 Visionary Leadership Award was presented to Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray for his longtime efforts to provide housing opportunities for the homeless and for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Pictured left to right: Bianca de la Garza, Bob Lobel, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and Bridgewell President and CEO Bob Stearns.

The Excellence in Service Award recognized legendary sportscaster Bob Lobel for his off-air charity work, for Children’s Hospital, The Genesis Fund and, for 15 years, the Charles River Center, serving people with developmental disabilities.

The event’s success is largely contributed to our donors, guests and Gala sponsors, especially Integrity Sponsors Citizens Bank and McGrath Enterprises, and Advocate Sponsor Caruso and McGovern, Construction, Inc. Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and Gala guests!

“We are thrilled by the outpouring of support for the people whom Bridgewell serves,” said President and CEO Bob Stearns. “The Gala’s incredible success is a recognition that those individuals are truly society’s most vulnerable. Donors recognize the importance of investing in our mission to allow for those with disabilities and other life challenges to develop to their fullest potential.”

Click here to watch the 2011 Gala Video on YouTube.

Couldn’t make the event, but would still like to donate?
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A Special Thank You to Our 2011 Sponsors:

Integrity Level:


Advocate Level:

Wine Sponsor:

Partnership Level:

Morgan, Brown and Joy, LLP  

Supporter Level:

Glow Cleaning
Ferrari Landscaping
Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center Boston

Friend Level:

Atlas Glen-Mor Fuel Co.
Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC
Barron Associates Worldwide, Inc.
Mr. Robert Boudrow and Miss. Lisa Boudrow
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
Brady Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Thomas Cataldo
Carol McKean Events
Comfort Home Care
Cluett Commercial Insurance Agency
Columbia Insurance Agency
Deer Hill Architects
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Eastern Bank
ePay Business Solutions
G. Janvrin Home Improvement
Harkins Real Estate & Auctioneers
Herman and Penner, P.C.
Lancelot Janitorial & Paper
Marty’s Landscaping
New England Wheels
Northeast Health Systems – Beverly Hospital
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Picard Construction Corp.
Salem Five
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stearns


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