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Friday, April 26th, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Boston Marriott Newton

Cocktails, Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner, Program


This year, we are very excited to present the Maria McTernan Leadership Award to Denise Garlick. Denise has been part of the Charles River Center community for twenty years. She is the mother of a daughter with developmental disabilities who attends our programs, a past employee hired as a nurse in 1999, and currently our state representative. Elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November 2010, Representative Garlick serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. Her passion, commitment, and determination to make our community a better place is why she is the recipient of this year’s award.  


Thank you to our Gala Committee

Pranita AmarasinghAnne-Marie Bajwa, Suzanne Baker, Anna Brodziak, Louise Condon, Cathy Freedberg, Barbara Harkins, Laurie Hill, Suzy Kajunski, Ellen Kilicarslan, Stephanie Meyler, Helen Newton, Sarah Nocka, Stephanie Perkins, Christine Powers, Ashley Pugliares, Hilary Ryan, Christine Sheedy, Marian Slavin, Kathy Whitney. 


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors







Harry and Jaime Manion














Silver Sponsors


Anne Marie and 
Zahoor Bajwa

 Deborah Donovan

 Countryside Estates, LLC


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Jill and Jim Fadule

David and Tina Governo 










Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hilary Ryan, VP of Development at or 781-972-1030.



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2018 Photo Gallery

BAD honoree