2017 Aspire Gala

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel
Boston, Mass.

At the 2017 Aspire Spring Gala, we welcomed friends and colleagues for an inspiring evening to support Aspire’s mission to help children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related profile develop the skills necessary to live full, independent lives. Proceeds from the event help ensure that Aspire’s services are accessible for all families and enable the expansion of program offerings.


Sponsor Aspire

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.
Learn more by contacting us today.

Contact the Aspire Team


about aspire

About Aspire

Helping Children, Teens and Adults Make Social Connections and Achieve Independence
Aspire is a highly successful, therapeutically-based program that serves children, teens and adults with high-functioning autism and related profiles. Additionally, the program supports more than 22 area school districts and conducts workshops serving 750 professionals each year. Aspire’s goal is to develop our participants’ social skills and to help them learn to become independent. Individuals on the autism spectrum often have difficulties in the areas of social skills, communication, academic achievement, sensory integration and behavioral regulation. Our approach is to teach social and life skills and to apply other behavioral strategies in a small group, peer setting. This approach not only allows staff to provide individualized coaching and support, but also ensures an ideal environment for participants to learn new skills.
At Aspire, we want to help individuals on the autism spectrum achieve their full potential. We are committed to serving participants regardless of their economic background.

Aspire Programs

More details can be found on the Aspire website.


Summer Camp Program, Hale Reservation in Westwood or Charlestown (ages 5-15)
Aspire offers a fun-filled seven-week therapeutic day camp for children entering first grade through age 15. Each camp day consists of recreational activities as well as therapeutic interventions.

Social Thinking Groups (ages 5-30)
Aspire holds social skills groups throughout the year that focus on social success for our participants. Targeted social skills are taught in structured and supportive small-group environments.

Thematic Groups (ages 5-30)
Thematic groups are based on a particular need currently facing our clients or inspired by areas or activities of interest that bring like-minded individuals together. Participants acquire skills in such areas as: executive functioning, wellness, stress and coping. Examples of thematic groups are Lego® Extravaganza, Wii® with Friends, Surviving Schoolwork and Rock Band.

Make a donation today and help Aspire provide essential programs

Thank you to our 2017 Aspire Gala Sponsors

$150,000 – Aspirational Sponsor

  • Copart
  • ExamWorks
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance

$100,000 – Visionary Sponsor

  • CCC Information Services Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.
  • Insurance Auto Auctions Inc.
  • Safelite AutoGlass

$75,000 – Innovative Sponsor

  • Solera Holdings
  • Worley Co.

$50,000 – Diamond Sponsor

  • David & Stephanie Long
  • Octo Telematics, North America

$25,000 – Platinum Sponsor

  • Agero
  • Aon
  • Bain & Company Inc.
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLC
  • Cognizant Technologies Solutions
  • Great Hill Partners, LP
  • Insight Services Group
  • LexisNexis
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Opportune, LLP
  • Putnam Investments
  • Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
  • Willis Towers Watson

$15,000 – Gold Sponsor

  • Blue 449
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Cresa
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Eversouce Energy
  • Havas New York
  • JLT Re (North America) Inc.
  • KDC Real Estate Development & Investments
  • Chuck and Jessica Myers
  • PwC
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • TigerRisk Partners
  • Verisk Analytics Insurance Solutions
  • Xchanging

$10,000 – Sterling Sponsor

  • ABRA
  • Alliant Insurance
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Asurion
  • Mickey and Bob Atchinson
  • Caliber Collision
  • Capgemini Financial Services
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EagleView
  • Eastern Insurance Group, LLC
  • Enservio
  • Gerber Collision
  • Guy Carpenter & Company
  • Terry and Tom Hamilton
  • Hill Holliday
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Thomas J. May
  • Molex
  • myMatrixx
  • Napier Park Global Capital
  • Old Ironsides Energy
  • Omniplan
  • Optum
  • Paul Davis
  • Praxis Consulting
  • Prince Lobel Tye LLP
  • Service King Collision Repairs
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Sloane and Walsh, LLP
  • Swiss Re American Corporation
  • Tim Sweeney
  • Telmon, Inc.
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners

$5,000 – Bronze Sponsor

  • Answer Financial, Inc.
  • Avanade Inc
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Brandmuscle
  • Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
  • CA Technologies
  • CBT Architects
  • CGI Technologies & Solutions
  • Clearlink
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Connell Limited Partnership
  • CUNA
  • Dimension Data
  • Dell EMC Pivotal
  • Eurest
  • Everest Global
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Geometry Global
  • Goji
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • GreenPages, Inc
  • GW & Wade, LLC
  • Dan and Ann Marie Gross
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Homesite Insurance
  • Integration Partners
  • ITEL
  • Jack Morton
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Dennis J. Langwell
  • Mainline
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Mitchell International
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Odyssey Re Holdings Corporation
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Qualtrics
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Rytech
  • SIEMENS Industry, Inc.
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Transunion
  • Turner Construction Company
  • USI Affinity
  • Vivint Smart Home
  • VMware
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher

$3,000 – Patron Sponsor

  • Accurence, Inc
  • Barclays
  • Paul and Susan Condrin
  • Credit Suisse
  • DLA PIPER
  • Cornelia and Michael Elwood
  • Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Susan and Jim Kelleher
  • James McGlennon
  • Microsoft
  • MKTG
  • MUFG/Bank of Tokyo
  • NetApp
  • NICE Systems
  • PAN Communications
  • Christopher and Lynne Peirce
  • Symbility Solutions
  • Twitter
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Parent Sponsor

  • Hans and Carla Brigham
  • Kim and Eric Karofsky
Massachusetts General Hospital is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products or services.

Contact Us

Questions about the event:

Lucy Randall
617.643.8459
lirandall@partners.org

Mailing Address:

Aspire Gala
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114