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2018 Aspire Spring Gala

Thank you for joining us for the Aspire Spring Gala on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Aspire helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related profile develop the skills necessary to live full, independent lives. Your support of the gala enables Aspire to expand services, increase participant capacity, and provide financial assistance for those in need.

To learn more about Aspire, please visit the Aspire Program’s web site.
2018 Aspire Spring Gala Video: Five Questions About Autism

Sponsor the Aspire Spring Gala

Your sponsorship will help to ensure that Aspire’s services are accessible for families in need and enable the expansion of program offerings, including young adult internships.

Aspire Spring Gala sponsorships are no longer available for purchase online. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Ruchala at 617.724.7905 or

Aspirational Sponsor – $150,000

  • Sixteen (16) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Six (6) invitations to an exclusive pre-event VIP cocktail reception on April 5, 2018 at the Four Seasons
  • And more!

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Visionary Sponsor – $100,000

  • Fourteen (14) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Four (4) invitations to an exclusive pre-event VIP cocktail reception on April 5, 2018 at the Four Seasons
  • And more!

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Innovative Sponsor – $75,000

  • Twelve (12) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Four (4) invitations to an exclusive pre-event VIP cocktail reception on April 5, 2018 at the Four Seasons
  • And more!

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Diamond Sponsor – $50,000

  • Ten (10) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Two (2) invitations to an exclusive pre-event VIP cocktail reception on April 5, 2018 at the Four Seasons
  • And more!

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Platinum Sponsor – $25,000

  • Eight (8) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Two (2) invitations to an exclusive pre-event VIP cocktail reception on April 5, 2018 at the Four Seasons
  • And more!

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Gold Sponsor – $15,000

  • Eight (8) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Company visibility on select print and multimedia advertising
  • Half-page B&W advertisement and sponsor name listed in the program book and sponsor name on Aspire Gala website

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Sterling Sponsor – $10,000

  • Six (6) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Company visibility on select multimedia advertising
  • Half-page B&W advertisement and sponsor name listed in the program book and sponsor name on Aspire Gala website

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Bronze Sponsor – $5,000

  • Four (4) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Half-page B&W advertisement and sponsor name listed in the program book and sponsor name on Aspire Gala website

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Patron Sponsor – $3,000

  • Two (2) tickets to the Aspire Gala
  • Sponsor name listed in the program book

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Individual Ticket – $500

  • One (1) ticket to the Aspire Gala

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Parent Individual Ticket

If you are an Aspire parent and are interested in purchasing sponsorships or tickets, please contact Ellen Plapinger at 617-726-0402 or

For more information on opportunities to support the Aspire Spring Gala, please contact Leslie Ruchala at or 617.724.7905.

Play the Luxury Key Game

You could win spectacular prizes selected exclusively for the Aspire Spring Gala 2018. Only a limited number are available. Keys can be bought for $100 each.

Aspire Spring Gala luxury keys are no longer available for purchase online. They will be available at the event. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Ruchala at 617.724.7905 or

Rock ‘N Roll Weekend

  • 4 tickets to Journey and Def Leppard at Fenway Park
  • Meet and greet with Def Leppard
  • Chloé Marcie Small Leather Crossbody Bag from Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Overnight stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • $250 gift certificate to Eastern Standard

West Coast Wow
Be a part of the live studio audience for the Emmy-award winning show Dancing with the Stars in Hollywood, California, May 7

  • 2 VIP tickets to a Dancing with the Stars nationally telecast performance
  • Overnight stay at either the Beverly Hills Hotel or the Hotel Bel-Air
  • Limo service to and from CBS Television Studio (where Dancing with the Stars is performed)

Triple the Tunes

  • 4 tickets to Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium
  • 4 tickets to Ed Sheeran at Gillette Stadium
  • 4 tickets to PINK at TD Garden


  • 4 tickets in a luxury suite to a Patriots game of your choice at Gillette Stadium
  • New England Patriots jersey signed by Tom Brady

Deluxe and Delightful

  • Saint Laurent Leather Shopping Tote from Barneys New York
  • Gucci GG Marmont Small Matelassé Shoulder Bag
  • Leather and pearl necklace from Pagéo Fine Jewelers
  • $500 gift card to Alan Bilzerian

Greatness on the Green
Watch the pros tee off at the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York, June 11-17

  • 2 VIP tickets to the U.S. Open Championship
  • Tour the Fox Sports set and meet Joe Buck and the Fox Sports broadcasting team
  • Complimentary food and beverage at the 18th hole

Major League Madness
4 tickets to each of the following events during the MLB All-Star weekend in Washington D.C., July 15-17:

  • 89th MLB All-Star Baseball Game
  • All-Star Sunday (Futures Game and Legends & Celebrity Softball Game)
  • MLB All-Star Gala
  • All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby
  • Pre-Game Party

Big Papi, Big Fun
Join David Ortiz and friends at his Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Nov. 29-Dec. 2

  • 1 double-occupancy suite
  • 2 playing spots in the Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic
  • All-inclusive food and beverage

Event Details

Help support Aspire's important mission by joining us for the 18th annual Aspire Spring Gala at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston at 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

For general inquires about the Aspire Spring Gala, please email or call 617.724.3637.
  • Event Contact

    Leslie Ruchala
  • Mailing Address

    125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
    Boston, MA 02114

About Aspire

Helping Children, Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum Achieve Success

Aspire is a highly successful, therapeutically-based program that serves children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related social profiles. Additionally, the program supports more than 15 area school districts and conducts workshops serving 700 education and private sector professionals each year.

Aspire works to develop participants’ social skills and help them develop greater independence. Individuals on the autism spectrum often have difficulties in the areas of social skills, communication, academic achievement, sensory integration and behavioral regulation. The Aspire approach teaches social and life skills using the 3 S’s approach: Social competency, self-awareness, and stress management. This approach not only allows staff to provide individualized coaching and support “in the moment,” but also ensures an ideal environment for participants to learn new skills.

At Aspire, we work to help individuals on the autism spectrum achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives and are committed to serving participants regardless of their economic background.

Aspire Programs

Summer Camp Program, Hale Reservation in Westwood (ages 5-15)
Aspire offers a fun-filled seven-week day camp for children entering first grade through age 15. Designed to model the traditional “summer camp experience,” each camp day consists of recreational activities as well as therapeutic interventions.


Introducing Our Aspirational and Visionary Sponsors!

CCC is committed to being your one true partner. Through innovation, experience, strong leadership, and a sense of community, we’re dedicated to improving collision repair and claims management processes for our clients.

CCC provides the technology, data and insight needed to help our customers make informed auto collision claims and repair management decisions. As an industry leader, CCC works with more than 350 insurance carriers—including the largest carriers in the country—and more than 21,000 repair facilities, processing the majority of automotive claims in the U.S. each year. Our software solutions help improve our customers’ ability to efficiently manage the claims and repair process by streamlining communication between property and casualty insurance carriers, repair facilities, parts providers, rental car companies and vehicle owners, among others.

CCC is a leader in technology innovation and continues to make strategic investments in areas that will help existing and future customers get consumers back in their cars quickly following an accident.

Copart, Inc., founded in 1982, is a global leader in online vehicle auctions, and a premier destination for the resale and remarketing of vehicles. Copart’s innovative technology and online auction platform links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in more than 170 countries. The company offers services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters, and in some states, to end users. With operations in over 200 locations in 10 countries, Copart has more than 150,000 vehicles available online every day. The company currently operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Spain. For more information, visit

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
The Enterprise brand – which comprises Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Truck Rental, Enterprise Car Sales, the Exotic Car…Enterprise Holdings, Inc. offers comprehensive transportation solutions through Enterprise, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. From car rental, car-sharing, truck rental, fleet management, even retail car sales, Enterprise is the resource for mobility. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, founded in 1957, is known for an extensive network of convenient locations, affordable rates and outstanding customer service. Enterprise Rent-A-Car was ranked on BusinessWeek’s annual list of “Customer Service Champs” four years in a row. Enterprise is a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative. With more than 6,400 fully-staffed airport and neighborhood offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise can meet any transportation need customers may have – renting, buying or sharing.

ExamWorks Group, Inc
ExamWorks Group, Inc. is a leading provider of independent medical examinations (IME), peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance, case management, record retrieval, document management and related services. We provide IME services through our medical panel of credentialed physicians and allied medical professionals. Our independent medical review process is fully contained within our private cloud network. Custom portals, applications, workflow enhancements and systems integration are part and parcel of our service, all included for the price of an IME service.

Our clients use independent medical review services to confirm the veracity of claims by sick or injured individuals under automotive, disability, liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverages. We help our clients in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia manage costs and enhance their risk management processes by verifying the validity of claims, identifying fraud and providing fast, efficient and quality IME services.

Liberty Mutual Insurance
In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are a leading global insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. We are the fourth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2016 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2016 revenue. As of December 31, 2016, we had $38.3 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ more than 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, specialty lines, and reinsurance.

MES Solutions
MES Solutions (MES) is a management service organization that provides the claims community access to credentialed physicians with expertise in conducting evidenced-based independent medical exams and peer reviews. Insurance lines served include auto, disability, liability, and workers’ compensation as well as well as pharmacy benefit management. MES is HITRUST and URAC accredited, and completes a SOC 2 ®Type II audit annually. MES offers it services throughout the U.S. through 14 regional service centers. The Peer Review and Disability Services units are located in Norwood, Massachusetts and Saddle Brook, New Jersey respectively. MES, founded in 1978, is headquartered in Woburn. Massachusetts.

Safelite AutoGlass
Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is pleased to sponsor the Aspire Spring Gala. Safelite AutoGlass’s operations includes 6,600 MobileGlassShops™ and repair facilities, reaching more than 97% of the U.S. population. Safelite employs more than 500 associates in its 47 locations and 350 MobileGlassShops throughout New England, serving customers from Maine to Rhode Island.Each year, 6 million customers choose Safelite for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, outstanding customer service and the industry’s only nationwide lifetime guarantee. Founded in 1947, the Columbus, Ohio-based company employs more than 14,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit

Worley was formed in 1976 to serve the needs of insurance industry clients. With office locations throughout the county, Worley specializes in first party property and auto claims, third party administration, staffing solutions and managed repair services. Worley has evolved into one of the largest and most diverse claims service providers in the United States and is recognized for its quality service, customizable solutions, and professionalism.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Aspirational Sponsors

  • Copart
  • ExamWorks
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Safelite Auto

Visionary Sponsors

  • CCC
  • Enterprise Leasing Co.
  • Insurance Auto Auctions
  • Worley Co.

Diamond Sponsors

  • Stephanie and David Long
  • Solera

Platinum Sponsors

  • Agero
  • Anonymous
  • Aon
  • Caliber Collision Centers
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • Great Hill Partners
  • Kelly Family Foundation
  • LexisNexis
  • McKinsey & Company
  • NextGear Solutions
  • Opportune, LLP
  • Putnam Investments
  • Service King Collision Repair Centers
  • Wayne Griffin Electrical
  • Willis Towers Watson

Gold Sponsors

  • Ayco
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Kerridan and Mike Crowe
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Eversource
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Genpact
  • Terry and Tom Hamilton
  • JLT Re
  • KDC Real Estate Development
  • Paul Davis Restoration
  • Praxis Consulting, Inc.
  • PwC
  • Risk Management Solutions
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP
  • TigerRisk Partners
  • Verisk
  • Xchanging
Sterling Sponsors

  • Abra Auto Body Repair of America
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Answer Financial, Inc.
  • Asurion
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Boston Capital Holdings
  • Citi
  • Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group
  • Dimension Data & Cisco Systems
  • EagleView Technologies
  • Eastern Insurance Group
  • Eurest
  • Gerber Collision & Glass
  • Guidewire Software
  • Guy Carpenter & Company
  • Havas Helia
  • Lockton Companies
  • Donna and Tom May
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
  • Molex, LLC
  • Napier Park Global Capital
  • New England Patriots Foundation
  • Octo Telematics North America, LLC
  • Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
  • Omniplan, Inc.
  • Optum/ UnitedHealthCare
  • Prince Lobel Tye LLP
  • PuroClean
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Tim Sweeney
  • Swiss Re Corporation
  • Telmon
  • Trianz

Bronze Sponsors

  • 360 Public Relations
  • Accurence, Inc.
  • Afiniti
  • Alacrity Services
  • Mickey and Bob Atchinson
  • Avaya
  • BNP Paribas
  • Clearlink
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, LLP
  • CNN
  • Compex Legal Services, Inc
  • Connell Limited Partnership
  • Cuna Mutual Group
  • Cunningham Lindsey
  • Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
  • Dell EMC / VM Ware
  • DMI
  • Everest Reinsurance Company
  • Geometry Global
  • Goodby, Silverstein and Partners
  • Goulston & Storrs, PC
  • GreenPages
  • Ann Marie and Dan Gross
  • GW & Wade, LLC
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • Homesite Insurance
  • Integral Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Integration Partners
  • Itel
  • Ladder Now
  • Ruth and Dennis Langwell
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Mainline Information Systems
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Medlogix
  • Cathy Minehan
  • Mitchell International
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • PAN Communications
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Rytech
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Transunion
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Willkie Far & Gallagher LLP

Patron Sponsors

  • Barclays
  • Bulter Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd, LLP
  • Compuware
  • Susan and Paul Condrin
  • Credit Suisse
  • DMM, Inc.
  • Cornelia and Michael Elwood
  • Melanie and Frank Foley
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Infoblox
  • Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Susan and James Kelleher
  • Microsoft
  • MUFG
  • NetApp, Inc.
  • Netskope
  • NICE
  • Lynne and Chris Peirce
  • Qualtrics
  • ReSource
  • Ringler Associates
  • Snapsheet, Inc.
  • UPS
  • Verizon

Mass General is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products or services.