On October 29, more than 450 of Boston’s most ifluential business leaders, philanthropists and advocates convened for a very special All the Way Home gala to commemorate the milestone 30th anniversary of St. Francis House, recognize the citywide contributions of 2014 Honoree Joseph “Jay” Hooley, President, Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation and to commit together to the cause of ending homelessness. The evening launched with a moving video history of St. Francis House, from our modest beginnings as a bread line to development into New England’s leading day shelter with nationally recognized programs. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during an impassioned live performance of “For Good” by Berklee College of Music alumna and faculty member Renese King. Former St. Francis House guest Mike Griswold shared how St. Francis House programs enabled him to successfully move from a cycle of substance abuse, incarceration and homelessness to housing, employment and full custody of his 8-year-old son.
The event raised $640,000 to support St. Francis House’s life- changing rehabilitative services. We extend our deepest thanks to this year’s sponsors:
Citizens Bank and Walmart Foundation.
The John and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation, Global Partners LP/Alliance Energy LLC, Natixis Investment Managers, Rosalyn and Richard Slifka, State Street Corporation, Margaret and Jim Sullivan.
Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., Boston Red Sox, Elaine and Jack Connors, Covidien, David and Janet Coyle, Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, Jay and Linda Hooley, Robert K. Kraft, George and Andy Macomber, New Balance Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Barbara Roche and Roche Bros. Supermarkets.
Jim and Sheila Barry, Beacon Capital Partners, Eastern Bank and Trust Company, Ernst & Young, The Geraghty Family, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, JoAnn McGrath, Millennium Partners, Gilda Slifka, Suffolk Construction Red and Blue Foundation, UBS Wealth Management, Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner, Ann and Hans Ziegler.