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Gala 2018: Celebrating Every Child
Friday May 18th, 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Westin Waterfront Hotel (425 Summer St, Boston, MA).

The Federation’s annual fundraiser, Celebrating Every Child, will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel on Friday May 18, 2018, with a special “Kentucky Derby” theme. We will begin the evening at 6:00pm with a Silent Auction and reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony to recognize an outstanding group of honorees who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of children with disabilities. Award-winning reporter and friend Susan Wornick will once again lend her talent as our emcee, with a goal of raising $200,000 to support our work.


The Martha Zeigler Founders Award, which recognizes those who continue Martha’s vision to educate, advocate, and inspire, will be presented to David and Margot Wizansky. In 1983, David and Margot founded Specialized Housing, an organization that creates supportive housing opportunities for adults with disabilities in condominiums and apartments. Our President’s Award will be presented to Ron Benham, Director of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and finally, the Patricia Blake Advocacy Award will be presented to comedian, parent advocate, and FCSN alumnus Bethany Van Delft, whose personal testimony about being the mother of a child with Down syndrome touched thousands nationwide.