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Aspire Gala

2023 Aspire Spring Gala
Join us in bursting the bubble of social isolation

We hope you will join us on Thursday, May 11, 2023, as we return to the newly renovated Four Seasons Hotel Boston to celebrate the Aspire Spring Gala. The evening promises to be an impactful one, as we focus on the social isolation that often affects the neurodiverse community, and the role that we can all play in bursting the bubble of social isolation. We hope to see on you May 11!

To learn more about how you can support the Aspire Spring Gala, please see below, or contact Samantha Finlayson at



Thursday, May 11, 2023

6:00 pm - ET


Four Seasons Hotel Boston

200 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Bursting the Bubble of Social Isolation

The Aspire program at Mass General for Children helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder develop the skills necessary to be successful in their communities and workplaces.

In this video, participants describe the feelings of social isolation that can often come with being on the autism spectrum, and how Aspire helps them find belonging and connection. Produced by Atlantic Public Media ( for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Aspire program.


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.

Discounted ticket prices are available for Aspire families. Please contact Samantha at to inquire about our special offers.

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

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Luxury Key Game

Prize packages include:

Wildest Dreams

No, you’re not dreaming. You can win 2 tickets to Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium on May 21.

  • 2 tickets to Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour with Phoebe Bridgers and Gayle at Gillette Stadium on May 21, 2023.
    • Eras Tour merchandise

You Belong With Me

You and a guest belong with Taylor Swift at her Gillette Stadium show on May 21.

  • 2 tickets to Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour with Phoebe Bridgers and Gayle at Gillette Stadium on May 21, 2023.
    • Eras Tour merchandise

Seaside Serenity

Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, welcomes you for 2 nights by the sea plus a wonderful dining experience and a Yeti cooler for trips to the beach.

  • 2-night stay for 2 at 5-star resort Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island
    • Dining certificate for any on-site restaurant at Ocean House
      • Yeti Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler

Game On!

The action never stops! Win tickets and experiences to the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots, plus the Army/Navy game at Gillette Stadium on December 9.

  • 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 game
          • 4 tickets to the Army West Point Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen at Gillette Stadium on December 9, 2023.

Mint Julep, Anyone?

It only happens once a year! Win 2 seats plus a VIP experience at the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby in May 2024.

  • 2 seats to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4, 2024
    • VIP Backstretch Tour at dawn on Friday, May 3
      • Invitation to the West Point Thoroughbred Partner Events on Thursday, May 2
        • Ownership in a West Point Thoroughbreds racehorse during its racing career

Gourmet & Stay

Invite 10 guests for a private dinner with Chef Tiffani Faison at Fool’s Errand, and then spend the night in the Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

  • Private dinner party for 10 guests prepared by Chef Tiffani Faison at Boston’s Fool’s Errand
    • Overnight stay in the Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston
      • Hair styling for 4 in the Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston
        • Personal styling experience with champagne & light bites at Saks Fifth Avenue

Western Oasis

Soothe your soul under the desert moon at the exclusive Arizona Biltmore, where golf, dining and a complimentary Inspirato Travel membership make the experience unforgettable.

  • A 3-night luxury vacation at Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort with on-site concierge and complimentary Inspirato Travel membership
    • Round of golf for 2 at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club
      • Dining certificate to Renata’s Hearth

Rock Legends

Rock out to Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks together, plus Aerosmith on their farewell tour.

  • 4 tickets to Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks at Gillette Stadium on September 23, 2023
    • Tickets to Aerosmith’s farewell tour, “Peace Out”
      • Overnight stay with breakfast and parking at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
        • Dining experience for 2 at Banks Fish House
          • Dining experience for 2 at Davio’s

Aspirational Sponsors

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
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 2021 gross written premium. We also rank 78 on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the US based on 2021 revenue. As of December 31, 2022, we had $50 billion in annual consolidated revenue. We employ over 50,000 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
Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services, is pleased to sponsor 2023 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 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.

Visionary Sponsors

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
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.

Stephanie & David Long

Innovative Sponsor:

Caliber Collision Centers

Diamond Sponsors:

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Platinum Sponsors:

Acrisure and Acrisure Re Group
Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Dane Street
Eversource Energy
Express Scripts – myMatrixx
The Kraft Group
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Marsh McLennan
McKinsey & Company
MES Solutions
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Wayne J. Griffin Electric
World Wide Technology

Gold Sponsors:

Alpine Intel
DXC Technology
Ernst & Young
Gerber Collision & Glass
Howden Tiger

Sterling Sponsors:

Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations
Bank of America
Crawford / Praxis Consulting
CUNA Mutual
Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Eastern Bank
Goldman Sachs
GreenPages Technology Solutions
Terry & Tom Hamilton
Donna & Thomas May
Sheppard Mullin
Signal Restoration
Swiss Re
TD Bank Securities
Tim Sweeney
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Bronze Sponsors:

Accuserve Solutions
Alissa Kuznick & Hal Belodoff
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BNP Paribas
Canon Business Process Services
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Compex Legal Services
Debevoise & Plimpton
Dell Technologies
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Fidelity Investments
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Goulston & Storrs
Granite International
Ann Marie & Dan Gross
GW & Wade
Hancock Claims Consultants
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc
Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Palo Alto Networks
PAN Communications
Christopher Pike
Red Ventures
Russell Reynolds Associates
Saul Ewing
Shift Technology
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Turner Construction
U.S. Bank
Waller Helms Advisors, LLC

Patron Sponsors:

The Bruso Family
Certified Medical Consultants
Connell Limited Partnership
Cresa Boston
Cornelia & Michael Elwood
Melanie and Frank Foley
Iron Mountain
Locke Lord LLP
MAPFRE Insurance
Patricia and Sean McSweeney
Lynne & Chris Peirce
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Erin Fisher & Patrizio M. Urciuoli

In-Kind Sponsors:

Big Heart Hospitality
Himmel Hospitality Group
Major Food Group
Ocean House
Omni Hotels & Resorts
PEAK Events
Stacey Kuehn Hair
West Point Thoroughbreds Inc
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 19 area school districts and conducts trainings and workshops serving over 900 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.

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