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Aspire Gala

The Aspire Spring Gala’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, May 25 at our NEW venue, Boston’s famed Fenway Park, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary (take 2!) of the Aspire Spring Gala. The evening promises to be an impactful one, as we come together in-person for the first time in three years to reflect on the gala’s 20 years of supporting Aspire’s mission and look forward to the next two decades of supporting young people on the autism spectrum.

It’s never too late to celebrate! We hope to see you on May 25.

To learn more about ways that you can support the Aspire Spring Gala, please see below or contact Samantha Finlayson at snfinlayson@mgh.harvard.edu.

Your safety is our top priority. All state and local COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the event. Mass General strongly recommends all eligible individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and recommends a self-test on the day of the event. If you have a positive home test, feel sick or are exhibiting any symptoms, please choose to stay home.

 

When

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Where

Fenway Park

4 Jersey Street

Boston, MA 02215

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Organizer

Sponsor The Aspire Gala

Your sponsorship will ensure that Aspire’s services are accessible for families in need and allow for the expansion of program offerings.

Purchases online can be made up to $99,999. If you wish to make a purchase above this amount, please contact us at mghdevelopment@partners.org or call us at 617-724-3637.

Luxury Key Game

Purchase keys for $100/each for your chance to unlock one of our amazing luxury boxes. Pre-purchased keys can be picked up at registration.

Get your key today!

New England Coastal Getaways

Enjoy elegant accommodations along New England’s picturesque coast.

  • • 2-night stay for 2 at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Mass.
  • • Overnight stay for 2 at The Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island

Golf Greatness

VIP treatment at one of golf’s most prestigious championships.

  • • 2 tickets to Round 1 of the 2022 US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
  • • Hospitality includes breakfast, open bar, gourmet luncheon and premium wine tasting
  • • Lunch at Banks Fish House in Boston’s Back Bay
  • • 2-night hotel stay in Boston’s Back Bay

It Happens In Vegas

It’s entertainment at its best with Las Vegas, Aerosmith, great music and more.

  • • 2 tickets to Aerosmith at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas
  • • Meet & greet with the band
  • • 2-night hotel stay at Park MGM Las Vegas
  • • House of Blues Membership (for Boston & Vegas)

Sports Supreme

The ultimate sports package for the New England sports fan.

  • • 4 luxury box tickets to a Bruins game
  • • 4 luxury box tickets to a Celtics game
  • • 4 luxury box tickets to a Patriots game
  • • 4 tickets on the third base line to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game

Crank Up The Country

Great concerts plus all the amenities to thrill any country music fan.

  • • 2 tickets to Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park in July 2022
  • • 2 tickets to Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium in August 2022
  • • Dinner for 2 at Davio’s

A Deluxe Day In Boston

Experience Boston’s finest as you shop, dine and sleep in luxury.

  • • Private in-store shopping experience at Alice and Olivia & Saks Fifth Avenue
  • • $500 shopping experience at Alan Bilzerian on Newbury St.
  • • Afternoon high tea at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at the Boston Harbor Hotel
  • • Dinner for 2 at Contessa in Boston’s Back Bay
  • • Overnight stay for 2 at the Boston Harbor Hotel

All That Glitters

See how these stunning earrings capture the light—and attention.

  • • Pear-shaped blue topaz earrings
  • • Approximately 34 carats
  • • Set in 18-karat yellow gold, accented by round diamonds

The Emerald Adventure

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Emerald Isle to commemorate our 20th anniversary!

  • • 2 First Class round-trip tickets from Boston to Dublin on Delta Airlines
  • • VIP roundtrip transfer from Dublin Airport to The Shelbourne
  • • 3-night deluxe accommodations at the historic The Shelbourne in Dublin
  • • Breakfast for 2 each day during your stay

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

And a special thank you to our Aspirational and Visionary Sponsors.

Alacrity

Alacrity Solutions is a full end-to-end provider delivering streamlined insurance claims, repair, and recovery solutions. We partner with national and regional insurance companies, MGAs, TPAs, self-insured corporations and others to provide property, auto, casualty claims adjustment services, and staffing solutions. Our mission is to provide complete service with absolute certainty to every customer. For more information, visit us online at www.alacritysolutions.com.

copart

Copart, Inc., founded in 1982, is a global leader in online vehicle auctions. Copart’s innovative technology and online auction platform links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in over 170 countries. The company offers services to process and sell repairable, parts oriented and ‘Copart Select’ clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some cases, to end users. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, rental companies, fleet operators, dealers, and individual owners. With operations at over 200 locations in 11 countries, Copart has more than 200,000 vehicles available online every day.

Liberty Mutual

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium. We also rank 71 st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2020 revenue. As of December 31, 2021, we had $48.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. For more information, visit www.libertymutualinsurance.com

safelite

Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services, is pleased to sponsor the 20th annual Aspire Spring Gala. Safelite has more than 7,900 MobileGlassShops™ and company-owned stores across all 50 states, including 38 locations in the Boston area that employ over 500 associates. Last year, close to 7 million customers chose Safelite AutoGlass for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, and the industry’s only nationwide lifetime guarantee. Founded in 1947, the Columbus, Ohio-based company employs more than 16,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit SAFELITE.COM.

ccc

Keeping People’s Lives Moving Forward When It Matters Most. CCC powers mission-critical workflows and better customer experiences for the nation’s leading insurers. Applying advanced AI to make touchless, personalized claims possible – CCC Powering Forward. Find out more at www.cccis.com.

enterprise

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, founded in 1957, is an internationally recognized brand known for affordable rates, neighborhood convenience and outstanding customer service. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were family, and rewarding hard work. Beyond traditional car, truck and exotic rentals, our mobility offering expands to car sales, car sharing, ride sharing and fleet management. Located in more than 90 countries and territories, Enterprise can connect you to the people and places you love.

Spotlight Sponsor

Stephanie & David Long

Diamond Sponsors

Caliber Collision Centers
CoreLogic
McKinsey & Company

Platinum Sponsors

Agero, Inc
Anonymous

Platinum Sponsors

Aon
Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Platinum Sponsors

Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP
Dane Street, LLC
Deloitte
ExamWorks
EXL
Hi Marley
Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc
ISG

Platinum Sponsors

Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
MES Solutions
myMatrixx
PaulDavis
Putnam Investments
PwC
SS&C Blue Prism
Sedgwick

Platinum Sponsors

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
The Kraft Group
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc
Willis Towers Watson

Gold Sponsors

Ernst & Young, LLP
Eversource Energy
Gerber Collision & Glass
Keystone
Marsh McLennan Companies
Rytech
SIAA
TigerRisk Partners
Verisk

Sterling Sponsors

Bank of America
Carl J. Martignetti
Citigroup
CUNA Mutual Group
Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Eastern Bank
Eagleview
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
GreenPages
Guidewire
Ann Marie and Dan Gross
Terry and Tom Hamilton

Sterling Sponsors

ITEL Laboratories
J.P. Morgan
Kissterra
Donna and Thomas May
Littler Mendelson P.C.
McDermott Will & Emery
Praxis, a Crawford Company
Solera Holdings, Inc
Sheppard Mullin
Swiss Re
Tim Sweeney
United Health Care/Optum
Waller Helms Advisors

Bronze Sponsors

Afiniti
Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations
AWS
Barclay’s Bank
Boston Consulting Group
The Bruso Family
Canon Business Process Services
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Compex Legal Services, Inc.
Connell Limited Partnership
Cresa Boston

Bronze Sponsors

Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Dell Technologies
Envista Forensics
Ezra
Genpact
Goulston & Storrs
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc
Integral Consulting Services, Inc
Integration Partners a ConvergeOne Company
Initiative
Medlogix
NTT & Cisco Systems

Bronze Sponsors

Palo Alto Networks
PAN Communications
PuroClean
Russell Reynolds Associates
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Snapsheet
Teleperformance
TransRe
TransUnion
Turner Construction
UiPath
Urgently
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Whoop, Inc

Patron Sponsors

Alston & Bird LLP
Susan and Jay Ash
CodeBlue 360
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Donan/CCGIQ
Iron Mountain
Locke Lord LLP

Patron Sponsors

Patricia and Sean McSweeney
Meta, Inc
PartsTrader
Cindy and Garry Payne
Chris and Lynne Pierce
Prudential Retail Advice and Solutions
Red Ventures
ServiceNow
Travelers
Wiggin & Dana

In-Kind Sponsors

Boston Harbor Hotel
Contessa
Delta
Grill 23
House of Blues I Boston
Ocean House Collection
Ovation Ireland
PEAK Events
The Sherbourne
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Winston Flowers

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About Aspire

Aspire specializes in helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum achieve success. Additionally, the program supports more than 13 area school districts and conducts trainings and workshops serving 700 education and private sector professionals each year.

Aspire’s programming is designed to help participants develop social competency skills so that they can succeed at home, school, work and in community settings. Many Aspire participants have challenges with stress management, anxiety, social communication, attention, organization, or demonstrate sensory differences. Aspire’s therapeutic curriculum focuses on teaching important life skills– to improve every individual’s self-awareness, social competence, 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 while feeling accepted and valued for their unique qualities.

As an organization dedicated to serving individuals with autism, Aspire is steadfast in promoting neurodiversity and inclusion across settings. Aspire provides an array of consultation and support services designed to educate and broaden the understanding of the unique strengths and needs of this population. Through parent and caregiver programs, school-based consultation, professional development services, and corporate neurodiversity trainings and workshops, Aspire supports their participants and the ASD community, where they live, learn and work.

Learn About Aspire Programs

 

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Aspire helps children, teens, and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections and develop independence. Please support us with a donation.

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Phone

617-724-3637

Address

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125 Nashua Street

Boston, MA 02114

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Phone

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