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Our special thanks for your kind and generous support of Rock the Boat 20

We are proud that Rock the Boat has become synonymous with a Night to Remember as well as a Good Time Event!

Azzie Young, PhD, MPA, President and CEO of Mattapan Communtiy Health Center

Rock the Boat 20 Annual Gala

Renaissance Waterfront Boston Hotel 606 Congress Street, Boston, Mass 

An Evening of Elegance, and Entertainment, and Celebration

Join us on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel to help Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rock the Boat!

Rock the Boat is Mattapan Community Health Center's signature Fundraising Gala, which began in 1997. The goals of the Gala are to raise funds for our work, recruit friends, and to honor individuals who are making significant contributions to the Community Health Center Movement. The 1997 Gala set in motion the framework for the Health Center’s Annual Ga-las, which were held every April on Boston's premier cruise tour ship Spirit of Boston, for nine years. In 2006, because of the success of our gala, we relocated to a larger venue (hotel) on land.

The Health Center has raised nearly $3 million since 1997. Our goal is to raise $300k annually. In 2016, the Gala will bring together many stakeholders of the Commonwealth and beyond for a special evening at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The evening will be filled with excitement and enthusiasm beginning with a Cocktail Recep-tion, followed by Dinner, Awards Ceremony – Community Health Pinnacle Award, a silent and live auction, and ROCKIN' to great music.

Greg E. Bulger

Greg E. Bulger Foundation

Our 2016 Community Health Pinnacle Award Recipients

The evening will feature the presentation of Mattapan Community Health Center's annual Community Health Pinnacle Award

We are very pleased to announce that our 2016 award recipients are long-time MCHC supporter, Greg Bulger (first Executive Director of MCHC for 10 years) of the Greg E. Bulger Foundation and Vivian Beard of Vivian Male Productions.

They were our very first Co-Chairs of Rock the Boat and have done so much for so many in our community over the years. We are happy to Salute these Champions of our work! We invite you to join us Congratulating them!

Vivian C. Beard

Vivian Male Productions

Audrey Shelto

BCBSMA Foundation

2016 Rock The Boat Gala Co-Chairs

Mattapan Community Health Center is proud to have Audrey Shelto of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and Jeffrey L. Hirsch of Hirsch Weinstein Roberts LLP as our Gala Co-Chairs for the 20th Anniversay of Rock The Boat.

They have been strong advocates and major cheerleaders of our work and we are greatful to them for there leadership, guidance, and generosity.

Jeffrey L. Hirsch

Hirsch Weinstein Roberts LLP