Gala 2019: Celebrating Every Child
Thanks to everyone who joined us May 17th for our Gala 2019: Celebrating Every Child, an evening of inspiration, fundraising, and enjoyment to benefit Massachusetts’ most prominent organization supporting families and children with special needs. This year, we were excited to honor our Executive Director Emeritus, Rich Robison, for his 22 years of leadership and advocacy at the Federation. Rich received the Martha Ziegler Founders’ Award, which recognizes those who continue Martha’s vision to educate, advocate, and inspire. Our President’s Award was presented to Mark Kelly, Director of Special Needs for Newton Parks and Recreation and the Patricia Blake Advocacy Award was presented to Elaine Gabovitch, Director, Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Proceeds from this event support our efforts to ensure that families whose children have special needs can access both educational and health care related resources, information, supports, and services that their children need.