Event CommitteeHonorary Co-chairs:
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Senator Edward Markey
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Representative Michael E. Capuano
Representative Katherine Clark
Representative Stephen Lynch
Representative James P. McGovern
J. Keith Motley, UMass - Boston
Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV, Channel 5
Paul Andrew, Harvard University
Alison Arnett, Restaurant Consultant
Nancy Aubrey, RSM US LLP
Kevin Bottomley, People's United Bank
Sonia Chang-Diaz, Massachusetts State Senate
Karen Coppola, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Sam Cron, Stop & Shop (retired)
Linda Dorcena Forry, Massachusetts State Senate
Jane Edmonds, Babson College
Jovita Fontanez, City of Boston (retired)
Gloria Fox, Massachusetts House
of RepresentativesFrieda Garcia, Local Activist
Robert Gittens, Cambridge Family & Children's Service
Dorree Gurdak, Weber Shandwick
Steve Grossman, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Joanne K. Hilferty, Morgan Memorial Goodwill
IndustriesCarol Ishkanian, Carol Ishkanian Communications
Tito Jackson, Boston City Council
E.J. Landry, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Stephanie Lovell, Blue Cross Blue Shield of
MassachusettsSally Mason Boemer, Massachusetts General
HospitalOz Mondejar, Partner's Continuing Care
Mary Reed, Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for
Children (retired)Kevin Reynolds, The Waldwin Group
Byron Rushing, Massachusetts House
of RepresentativesKirk Sykes, New Boston Fund
Linda Thompson, New England Baptist Hospital
Michelle Wu, Boston City Council
Young Professionals CommitteeNick Balta, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brigid Connelly, EF Education
Patrick Dapic, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nicole Edmonds, HDR, Inc.
Margo Feeney, Feeley & Driscoll
Emily Goldberg, Anthem Events
Caroline Holland, The Steppingstone Foundation
Jimmy Nguyen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lorie Schlatterer, UPS
Chris Sinclair, Anthem Events
Jesse Wong, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The Good Party
Carolyn Smith, a Goodwill program participant, spoke at The Good Party about her amazing journey.
More than 300 guests joined us at The Good Party to support Goodwill's mission of helping those with barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity through work. Honorary co-chairs Karen Holmes Ward and Keith Motley led a fun, festive speaking program on a beautiful summer night. The highlight of the event was program participant Carolyn Smith who shared the story of all that Goodwill has helped her achieve.
Carolyn said, "I'm in a good place now. But it hasn't been easy and it's been a struggle every day. But I never gave up and I'm glad I didn't."
If you weren't able to attend The Good Party, or you were there but still want to do more to support Goodwill's mission and its work with people like Carolyn, please consider making a gift today.
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Thank you also to our generous sponsors, featured restaurants, and dessert and beverage donors for helping us to create another wonderful kick off to summer.
Thank you to our food and beverage sponsors: