2018 Aspire Spring Gala

Join 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 will enable Aspire to expand services, increase participant capacity, and provide financial assistance for those in need. Last year's event raised more than $2.5 million – help us keep the momentum going in 2018!

To learn more about Aspire, please visit the Aspire Program's web site. We hope to see you on April 5.

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.


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 eplapinger@partners.org.

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

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 mghevents@partners.org or call 617.724.3637.
  • Event Contact

    Leslie Ruchala
    617.724.7905
    lruchala@partners.org
  • Mailing Address

    Aspire
    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 22 area school districts and conducts workshops serving 750 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.