2017 Greenway Gala

2017 Greenway Gala is "the best yet!!"

Thank you for joining us on June 8, 2017 in support of the 2017 Greenway Gala, dubbed by many "the best yet!" Our 9th annual Gala was attended and supported by nearly 500 guests, sponsors and friends who enjoyed wonderful food and drink in tents under the stars on the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway on Rowes Wharf Plaza at High Street. 

Co-chaired by Jeff Beale of Eaton Vance and Mike Carragher of VHB, the event raised a record-breaking amount of $557,000 in support of The Greenway and its many programs. Citizens Bank, represented by Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank Massachusetts, and Don McCree, Vice Chairman, was honored for its long-standing and generous support of The Greenway. Guests were treated to an event theme of “Playful Perspectives” that celebrated the Greenway's 2017 Public Art exhibition of the same name. Chris Templeman, the artist behind The Greenway's Chinatown Park art installation, Make and Take, exhibited how he creates his unique art using 3D printing technology. Our Live Appeal also set a record in support of our Public Art programming.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our Event Leadership & Table Sponsors and to all of you, our loyal Greenway supporters and friends, for making this year's Greenway Gala a success! Your generous support helps to sustain the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway and makes possible our more than 400 free programs, activities and initiatives!

We look forward to seeing you next year -- our 10th Anniversary. In the meantime, we'll see you on The Greenway!

Event Leadership and Sponsors


Citizens Bank


Jeffrey Beale, Eaton Vance
Michael J. Carragher, VHB

Honorary Committee

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack
State Senator Joe Boncore
Representative Aaron Michlewitz
City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina
City Councilor Bill Linehan

Table Sponsors

Magnolia ($50,000)

Citizens Bank

Cherry ($25,000)

Eaton Vance Corp.
Christine and Steven Manfredi

Dogwood ($15,000)

The HYM Investment Group, LLC
MFS Investment Management
Related Beal & Grain Exchange

Hydrangea ($10,000)

Beacon Capital Partners, LLC
Jeffrey P. Beale
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Georgia Murray and Mark M. Maloney
National Development
New Boston Ventures LLC
Oxford Properties Group
PEAK Event Services
Putnam Investments
Bud and Margaret Ris
Beatrice Roy
State Street Corporation
Wharf District Council

Lilac ($5,000)

3EDGE Asset Management
A Better City
Bond Brothers, Inc.
The Boston Foundation
CBT Architects
Helen Chin Schlichte 
The Chiofaro Company/International Place/Harbor Garage
Commodore Builders
The Davis Companies
Dewey Square Group
The Druker Company, Ltd.
Paul and Sandy Edgerley
Equity Office
Goulston & Storrs
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Harborside Inn, Cafe & Lounge
Karen and Bruce Johnson
Jones Lang LaSalle
James M. Kalustian
Barbara and Leo Karas
Keville Enterprises, Inc.
Joerg V. Ladny
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
McBride & Lucius
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
A. Neil and Jane Pappalardo
Pembroke Real Estate
The Plymouth Rock Foundation
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
SKW Partners & JW Capital Partners
Tishman Speyer Properties

Special Thanks

MAX Ultimate Food
New England Security

For a list of 2016 Greenway Gala sponsors, please click here.

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