All The Way Home is always a moving testament to the resiliency of our guests and the commitment and generosity of our supporters.


Save the Date: This year’s All The Way Home gala will be held in-person on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

Interested in sponsoring the event? Learn more here.

Last night at our annual All The Way Home gala we were able to gather virtually and reflect on the resiliency and strength of St. Francis House this past year.

We’re thrilled to announce that, thanks to your support, we have raised $615,000 in critical funding for the life-saving programs and services of St. Francis House. In addition to celebrating the steadfast support of our mission, we honored three local leaders who went above and beyond through the global pandemic in order to support the most vulnerable in the City of Boston. Please join us in congratulating our honorees one more time:

Corporate Honoree
Liberty Mutual Insurance and David H. Long

Non-profit Honoree
Boston Health Care for the Homeless and Dr. Denise De Las Nueces

Civic Honoree
Sheila Dillon, Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston

These are unprecedented times, but we’ve accomplished so much since the outbreak of COVID-19, including a remarkable turnout for our virtual gala. We had attendees from different states and of all ages logging on to join us in commemoration, in addition to raising our most critical funding to ensure our doors not only remain open but a welcoming refuge to those in need.

Every dollar raised at All The Way Home helps St. Francis House provide basic, rehabilitative, and housing services to more than 500 individuals every day of the year. Rain, shine or snow. No questions asked.

Watch the All The Way Home Virtual Gala on our YouTube here!

Thank you to our 2020 All The Way Home Sponsors:

Benefactor Sponsors

Kirsten and Joe Almeida
Beacon Capital Partners

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
EM Duggan
Al and Diane Kaneb
Judith Malone and Stephen Kidder
Maloney Properties, Inc.
Jack Murphy – Citizens Bank
Bob and Pat O’Neill
Rasky Partners, Inc.
Red Star Construction
State Street Corporation
Jean Tempel
Webster Bank

Friend Sponsors

AAFCPAs
Stephen Campbell and Sheila Zarba-Campbell
Gilbane Building Company
Tim and Kathy Egan
Jim and Beth Frates
Rick and Kathy Hughto
Rockland Trust – Blue Hills Charitable Foundation
Michael and Jennifer Sexton
MP Boston
Susan L. Sgroi
Vincent and Wendy Spiziri
Tim and Carolyn Nolan
Tufts Health Plan Foundation

2020 Host Committee

Bob Bettacchi
Barry Bock
Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM, PhD
David and Janet Coyle
Elizabeth Dugan
Timothy and Kathy Egan
Jim and Beth Frates
Margaret Ings
Al Kaneb
Judith A. Malone and Stephen W. Kidder
Richard J. Meelia
Jack and Kelly Murphy
Stephen C. Neff
Timothy Nolan
Betsy Palmer and Tom Reilly
Maureen Rogers
Michael and Jennifer Sexton
Susan L. Sgroi
Graham Shalgian and Noreen McMahon
Rosalyn and Richard Slifka

On October 23, 2019, we commemorated 35 years of rebuilding lives with hundreds of Boston’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The St. Francis House All The Way Home gala honored long-time supporters and dear friends, Jim and Sheila Barry.

The gala celebrates and raises funds for St. Francis House, the Commonwealth’s largest day shelter offering comprehensive services to over 500 poor and homeless people each day. The fundraising dinner helped raise $864,000 for the programs of St. Francis House.

The evening opened with St. Francis House Board of Directors Chair Tim Egan reflecting on his experience with us over the years, “I can tell you, even through all of the tremendous growth, St. Francis House has never lost its soul.”

Mayor Martin Walsh shared with the crowd that the efforts to open a Recovery Support Center moved him personally, “When I first got sober, it was the serenity prayer that kept me sober. I said that prayer over and over and over again. I said the serenity prayer every day, five times a day, ten times a day… I say it today when things get difficult.” Reminding us that we’re all humans with our own journey and our own struggles—even the Mayor. 

All The Way Home co-chair Michael Sullivan acknowledged the depth of work the Honorees, Jim and Sheila Barry, have done for St. Francis House. Honorees Jim and Sheila were joined by their family on stage and drove home not only how important our collective support is, but how vital. Jim and Sheila taught us that giving isn’t just a responsibility, but an opportunity to “Be the good in the world.”

President and CEO Karen LaFrazia brought the room to the very beginning when our doors opened in 1984, and walked the audience through our history of responding to the complexities of homelessness, and shined a light on our future through introducing us to new St. Francis House initiatives in the works such as housing, recovery, and workforce development.

But most importantly, the evening ended with Patricia’s story of survival; our featured Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program guest for the evening brought us into her world, the pain of addiction, and the heart-wrenching experience of losing her family… until she found St. Francis House, “St. Francis House saved my life… It is because of all of you that I was able to access the resources to be the person I am today, the person I need to be for my family… the person I want to be.” 

You can watch her story here.

 

2019 HOST COMMITTEE

Event Co-Chairs

Deb Drapalla & Mike Sullivan

Host Committee

Nathan & Lindsay Barry

Bob Bettacchi

Barry Bock

Suzanne M. Bump, State Auditor

Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM, PhD

David and Janet Coyle

Haley Cutter

Mark C. Doyle

Elizabeth Dugan

Senator James B. Eldridge

Timothy and Kathy Egan

Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George

Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor, District 2

Jim and Beth Frates

Attorney General Maura Healey

Rick and Kathy Hughto

Margaret Ings

Al Kaneb

Judith A. Malone and Stephen W. Kidder

Joseph A. Larkin

Kathleen C. MacNeil

Congressman Edward J. Markey

Representative Aaron M. Michlewitz

Richard J. Meelia

Jack and Kelly Murphy

Stephen C. Neff

Jennifer A. Nodelman

Timothy Nolan

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Betsy Palmer and Tom Reilly

Maureen Rogers

Rosemarie Sansone

Olivia Scimeca

Michael and Jennifer Sexton

Susan L. Sgroi

Graham Shalgian and Noreen McMahon

Rosalyn and Richard Slifka

Vincent J. Spiziri

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

 

2019 ATWH SPONSORS 


Principal Sponsors

ANONYMOUS
Josh and Anita Bekenstein


Presenting Sponsors

Bass Bend Associates
The John and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation

Meelia Family Foundation

Rosalyn and Richard Slifka


Mike and Arlene Sullivan


Leadership Sponsors
Robert Bettacchi
Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC
Dan Brownell and Kelley Laurel
David and Janet Coyle
Fidelity Investments
The Hamilton Company
New Balance Foundation
Public Consulting Group
Barbara Roche
St. Anthony Shrine
The Sullivan Family
Webster Bank


Benefactor Sponsors
Kirsten and Joe Almeida
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Dr. Ronald Arky
A.W. Perry
Beacon Capital Partners
The Berry Group, LLC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
BrightSphere
Eileen and Jack Connors
Diversified Funding, Inc
Chuck and Carol Dockendorff
EY
The Geraghty Family
IHRDC
Peg and Joe Larkin
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Kathy and Fred MacNeil
Judith Malone and Stephen Kidder
Maloney Properties, Inc.
Steve and Mary Neff
Paula J. O’Keeffe
Bob and Pat O’Neill
Rasky Partners
Red Star Construction Services, Inc
State Street Corporation
The Architectural Team
Amy and John Wendell
Hans and Ann Ziegler


Friend Sponsors
AAFCPAs
Boston Consulting Group
CCS Fundraising
Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerages Cares
Haley and Patrick Cutter
Tim and Kathy Egan
Emerson College
Fletcher Tilton PC Attorneys at Law
James M. Frates
Gilbane Building Company
David and Lynne Hegarty
Rick and Kathy Hughto
Al and Diane Kaneb
Bob and Mary Etta King
John and Donna Masterson
Janice and Bill McCall
McKinsey and Company, Inc.
MP Boston
Jack Murphy – Citizens Bank
North End Friends of St. Francis House
RKD Group
Rockland Trust – Blue Hills Charitable Foundation
Susan L. Sgroi
Vincent and Wendy Spiziri
Raymond and Elizabeth Torto

For ATWH sponsorship and ticket purchasing online,
click here.

For additional information or if you have any questions,
please contact Carrie Neff at 617-457-1009 or cneff@stfrancishouse.org.