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Aspire Gala

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, we are excited to launch “Aspire Always: The 2021 Campaign for Aspire.”

Due to current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Aspire Spring Gala until April 2022. Though we are unable to gather in person, the need for philanthropy is greater than ever. We hope you will join us in supporting this remarkable program and all the work it does to help children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related profiles develop the skills necessary to be successful in their communities and workplaces.

To learn more about ways that you can support Aspire, please see below or contact Samantha Finlayson at



Thursday, April 1, 2021




Boston, MA

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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 or call us at 617-726-2200.


Highlights From The 2020 Aspire Gala

This year’s Aspire Gala video spotlights the Aspire community’s resiliency, creativity, and success at pivoting to an online platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also pleased to share moments from the first-ever virtual gala in the highlight reel below.


Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Enterprise logo

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an ongoing American success story. Our guiding principles, and humble beginning, revolve around personal honesty and integrity. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were our family, and rewarding hard work. These things are as true today as they were when we were founded in 1957.
Today, our massive network means Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider. Beyond traditional car, truck and exotic rentals our mobility offering expands to car sharing, ride sharing, subscription, car sales and fleet management. We’re in over 100 countries with more than 10,000 locations. What does this mean to our customers? We’re there when you need us, with award-winning customer service. Whether you need a replacement vehicle, a ride to work or a weekend getaway- Enterprise is the one place to go for all the place’s life takes you.

ExamWorks logo

ExamWorks Group is a leading provider of independent medical examinations (IME), peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance, case management, record retrieval, document management, and related services. Clients use independent medical review services to confirm the veracity of claims by sick or injured individuals. 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. We provide IME services through our medical panel of credentialed physicians and allied medical professionals. Custom portals, applications, workflow enhancements and systems integration are part and parcel of our service.

Liberty Mutual logo

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 fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. As of December 31, 2019, we had $43.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. We employ over 45,000 people in 28 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.

  • Accenture
  • Michelle & Bob Atchinson
  • The Bruso Family
  • Dr. Michael Cauley
  • Caliber Collision
  • Capgemini
  • Copart
  • Deloitte
  • Dickson Giving Fund
  • DLA Piper, LLP
  • Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC
  • Rebecca & Michael Duseau
  • Eversource Energy
  • ExamWorks
  • Julie Haas
  • Geoffrey Hunt
  • Thomas Kalmbach
  • Amit Khanna
  • Paul Crowley
  • Lockton Companies
  • Stephanie & David Long
  • MES Solutions
  • Mr. and Mrs. Newton
  • PAN Communications
  • Chris & Lynne Peirce
  • PwC
  • Katherine Sloan
  • Carol Tomsky
  • UPS
  • Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLC
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About Aspire

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 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 via the “3S” model – 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.

Learn About Aspire Programs


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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