The Children's Trust Gala

The Children's Trust Gala

The Children's Trust Gala


Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers who helped make The Children's Trust Gala possible. 

This year's event celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments and progress made in the prevention of child abuse under the leadership of Suzin Bartley, retired Executive Director of the Children's Trust. 

Together, we can build upon Suzin's legacy and paint a bright future for more children across Massachusetts. 

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Thursday, September 22 

Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm 
Dinner, Auction, Program & Dancing 7:00 pm
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

EMCEE: Karen Anderson, Emmy-Winning Journalist WCVB-TV  

Business Attire

Anne Bailey Berman, Co-Chair, Chadwick Martin Bailey, Inc

Kerry Maguire, Co-Chair, Belmont, MA

George Atanasov, Johnson & Johnson 

David J. Breazzano, Polen Capital  

Sidney L. Boorstein, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Eileen Connors, Brookline, MA

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Tara Esfahanian, Northeastern University 

Paul Guzzi, Newton, MA 

Richard Lord, Peabody, MA 

Susan Loconto Penta, MIDIOR Consulting 

Tim Wilkerson, New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, Inc. 

Jodi Wolin, inspired philanthropy 

  Thank you to this year's generous sponsors! 

Diamond Sponsor 

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Anne Bailey Berman & Roger Berman

Kerry Maguire


Silver Sponsors 

Alkon & Levine, P.C.

Bob & Helen Alkon

The Bendetson Family

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston Bruins Foundation

Home Market Foods

Hunt Street Fund

Karp Family Foundation

Shields Health

SVB Securities

Bronze Sponsors 


George and Talin Atanasov

Bank of America

City of Boston Credit Union

Delta Dental of Massachusetts

First Republic

Gilbane Building Company

J & M Brown Company, Inc. 

Johnson & Johnson

Rick Lord

MIDIOR Consulting

O'Neill and Associates 

S&F Concrete and The Frias Family

Copper Sponsors


BNY Mellon

Ann Merrifield and Wayne Davis



We are excited to have Spike Events joining us and providing a photo booth for The Children's Trust Gala.

Interested in volunteering at this year's event?

Please contact Debra Balzarini

media contact

Alicia Curran