All the Way Home is a moving testament to the resiliency of our guests and the commitment and generosity of our supporters.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6pm Reception / 7pm Dinner
Fairmont Copley Plaza
On Wednesday October 25, 2017, Boston’s most influential business leaders, philanthropists and advocates will be at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to support St. Francis House’s 16th Annual All The Way Home Gala honoring Steve Neff of Fidelity Investments.
The event celebrates and raises funds for St. Francis House, Boston’s largest day shelter, providing refuge and pathways to stability for 500 poor and homeless men and women each day.
“For someone like me, who arrived at St. Francis House broken and scared, with no voice, it is a safe haven. It’s a place where people care, even when I’m at my worst.”
We are proud to recognize this year’s 2017 All The Way Home Honoree, Steve Neff.
As Head of Technology and Global Services at Fidelity Investments, Steve Neff is responsible for the oversight, coordination and execution of the firm’s technology functions and global business services. In this capacity, he chairs the Fidelity Technology Chief Information Officer Council. Additionally, Steve is a member of Fidelity’s Executive Operating Committee.
Steve has been with Fidelity since 1996 and has held a number of executive positions at the firm, including senior technology consultant, chief information officer for Fidelity’s Asset Management business, vice president of Technology Infrastructure and senior vice president of Technology Support and Operations. Before joining Fidelity, Steve served in a number of technology leadership roles with Salomon Brothers in New York and London. He began his career at IBM Corporation.
Throughout his career, Steve has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. He is steadfast in his belief that the innovation necessary to deliver solutions that exceed customers’ needs can only be achieved by encouraging the unique differences, talents and perspectives of each Fidelity associate.
Steve is the executive sponsor of Fidelity’s PRIDE employee resource group, a firm-wide team that supports the LGBTA employee community. Additionally, he is actively involved with the firm’s Women in IT Special Interests Group, a global team focused on building a thriving community of women within Fidelity’s technology space.
Externally, Steve is a board member and active volunteer at St. Francis House, which provides comprehensive services for Boston’s homeless population. He is a Board member of Common Impact, a non-profit organization that connects business professionals with high potential local non-profits. Steve also rides annually in the Pan-Mass Challenge® to raise funds for cancer care and research.
In 2016, Steve received the Rossof Award for driving the new vision for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He also received the Boston CIO of the Year Leadership Award in 2016. Steve and his wife Mary have four children and one grandson.
We are grateful to the 2017 All The Way Home Event Co-Chairs, Dan Brownell, Head of Advanced Process Solutions at Fidelity Investments, and Pam Norley, President, Fidelity Charitable.
Honorary Event Co-Chairs
Governor Charles D. Baker
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
2017 All The Way Home Event Host Committee
Lisa B. Alberghini
Jim and Sheila Barry
Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM, PhD
David and Janet Coyle
Quinton and Sandra Dale
Mark C. Doyle
Timothy and Kathy Egan
Senator James B. Eldridge
Rick and Kathy Hughto
Judith A. Malone and Stephen W. Kidder
Honorary Host Committee Member Senator Edward J. Markey
Richard J. Meelia
Jennifer A. Nodelman
Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley
Betsy Palmer and Tom Reilly
Michael and Jennifer Sexton
Susan L. Sgroi
Graham Shalgian and Noreen McMahon
Rosalyn and Richard Slifka
Vincent J. Spiziri
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC
Dan Brownell and Kelley Laurel
David and Janet Coyle
The Hamilton Company
The George Macomber Family
New Balance Foundation
Public Consulting Group
St. Anthony Shrine
On Wednesday October 26, 2016, more than 440 of Boston’s most influential business leaders, philanthropists and advocates were at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to support St. Francis House’s 15th Annual All The Way Home Gala. The event celebrates and raises funds for St. Francis House, Boston’s largest day shelter, providing refuge and pathways to stability for more than 500 poor and homeless men and women each day. This year we are proud to announce the amazing success of the event with revenue of over $784,000.
All The Way Home was chaired by Michael Puzo, Partner, Hemenway & Barnes, LLP, and honored Judith Malone and Stephen Kidder, for their long-standing generosity to St. Francis House as well as their tireless work on behalf of many non-profits and cultural institutions in Greater Boston.
The program included St. Francis House board chair, Tim Egan, St. Francis House board member Father Tom Conway, as well as Executive Director Karen LaFrazia. Our honorees were introduced by our event chair, Mike Puzo, long time friend of Judy and Steve and St. Francis House supporter.
In Judy’s words from the podium, “In Boston, we are truly fortunate to have St. Francis House. I’m so proud to serve on the St. Francis House board for over eight years, watching how St. Francis House has transformed lives. From meals to housing, they are always open, always offering guests a helping hand to rebuild their lives.”
The night concluded with a video introducing our Moving Ahead Program graduate, Ursel. We are so thankful Ursel shared her transformative experience with our audience.
For someone like me, who arrived at St. Francis House broken and scared, with no voice, it is a safe haven. It’s a place where people care, even when I’m at my worst.”