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2018 Storybook Ball

On October 13, 2018 at The Castle at 130 Columbus Ave., the Storybook Ball celebrated its 19th year of supporting pediatric care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

This year’s Storybook Ball showcased MGHfC’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which is dedicated to the behavioral, cognitive and emotional health of its patients and families. The Pediatric Behavioral Health team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a full spectrum of behavioral or emotional difficulties in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Nearly 20 million children in the U.S. have a behavioral disorder – more than the number of children with cancer and diabetes combined. Youth afflicted with behavioral health issues are at a higher risk for academic failure, interpersonal difficulties and substance use disorders.

Led by Timothy Wilens, MD, the Pediatric Behavioral Health team conducts state-of-the-art research and training to equip current and future generations of mental health professionals with the tools to understand the causes, symptoms and genetic underpinnings of these disorders.

To learn more about Pediatric Behavioral Health, please click here.

Storybook Ball Sponsorship Packages

Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2018 Storybook Ball. Event proceeds allow MGHfC to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical care worldwide.

Storybook Ball sponsorships are no longer available online. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Tremblay at 617.724.5027 or mtremblay2@partners.org.

Visionary Sponsor – $250,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to be included on the Storybook Ball plaque in the Pediatric Primary Care waiting area for one year beginning in January 2019
  • One premier table for twelve (12) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Twelve (12) complimentary luxury booth bracelets
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Innovative Sponsor – $150,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to be included on the Storybook Ball plaque in the Pediatric Primary Care waiting area for one year beginning in January 2019
  • One premier table for twelve (12) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Eight (8) complimentary luxury booth bracelets
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Diamond Sponsor – $100,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to be included on the Storybook Ball plaque in the Pediatric Primary Care waiting area for one year beginning in January 2019
  • One premier table for twelve (12) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Six (6) complimentary luxury booth bracelets
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Platinum Sponsor – $50,000

  • Exclusive opportunity to be included on the Storybook Ball plaque in the Pediatric Primary Care waiting area for one year beginning in January 2019
  • One premier table for twelve (12) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Two (2) complimentary luxury booth bracelets
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Gold Sponsor – $30,000

  • One premier table for ten (10) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Two (2) complimentary luxury booth bracelets
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Sterling Sponsor – $20,000

  • One table for eight (8) guests at Storybook Ball
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Bronze Sponsor – $10,000

  • Four (4) tickets to Storybook Ball
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Patron Sponsor – $5,000

  • Two (2) tickets to Storybook Ball
  • Sponsor name listed in event invitation, program book and collateral materials
  • And more!

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Individual Ticket – $2,500

  • One (1) ticket to Storybook Ball

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To download our 2018 Storybook Ball Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here.

Purchase Your Storybook Ball Carnival Booth Bracelet

The Storybook Ball Carnival Booth bracelet is your ticket to playing unlimited games with incredible prizes from Blank Label, bloomingdale’s, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mereville, North River Outfitter, Oliver Thomas, PUMA, Rue La La, Shreve, Crump & Low and Tuscan Kitchen. The generous in-kind donations of our Carnival Booth sponsors help us to raise important funds for our young patients.

Storybook Ball carnival booth bracelets are no longer available online. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Tremblay at 617.724.5027 or mtremblay2@partners.org.

Storybook Ball Auction Items

Please take a look at this year’s wonderful auction packages that will benefit MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Read below for all the details and find the one which will get your bid.

Luxurious Boston

Four couples will gather for an unforgettable experience in Boston’s Seaport, beginning with an afternoon cooking class at Tuscan Kitchen followed by an exquisite chef’s dinner. But the evening doesn’t end there, because you’ll all be guests for one night in the stunning new Presidential Suite of the Boston Harbor Hotel. And when you pack your bags, make sure to leave room for a Royale custom shirt from Mr. Sid for each of the gentlemen, while each of the ladies will be the proud new owner of an Ouimillie leather handbag.

Boston Harbor Hotel Presidential Suite sleeps 8. Stay includes full bar and in-room meals. Custom shirts valued at $225 each.

High Fashion in France

The magic of Paris awaits with 2 tickets to the Akris Fashion Show in March, including a meet and greet with designer Albert Kriemler and a custom outfit of your own valued at $5,000. Next, Aude Mathon, CEO of Mathon Paris, high-end jewelry manufacturer since 1932, will welcome you to the Mathon Paris workshop, and guide you through the manufacturing process from design to finished jewels. After the visit, you’ll enjoy a Parisian lunch with Ms. Mathon. The elegance continues as you visit the historic grounds of Champagne Ruinart, one of the world’s premiere champagne houses. Read More »

Florida’s Fantastic Four Seasons

Luxury and fun come together under the Florida sun with this family getaway for 4. It all begins with roundtrip airfare from American Airlines to the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando. Amid stunning gardens and pools, you’ll enjoy 3 nights and 4 days in a luxurious Park View Deluxe Suite. Your family vacation also includes a character breakfast at the resort’s Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his pals, plus dinner at rooftop steakhouse Capa, complete with views of the nightly Disney Parks fireworks. When mom or dad needs a break from the fun, a relaxing 50-minute spa treatment of your choice will be waiting.

Character breakfast and rooftop dinner for 4 guests.

Explore Italy

Mitchells brings you a one-of-a-kind Italian adventure that welcomes you to the heart of central Italy. In gorgeous Umbria, you’ll experience the rich history and culture of Brunello Cucinelli’s village Solomeo, and spend a night in this magical region that has been captivating people for centuries with its winding valleys and pristine landscapes. You’ll then see beauty of a different kind with an exclusive private tour of the Brioni couture factory outside Rome. By then, since you’ll feel like a local, you can stand up and cheer for the home team at a heart-pounding AS Roma soccer game.

A Cinderella Story

Fairy tales do come true, and this story features you and a special child in your life enjoying a performance of Cinderella by the Boston Ballet. Four premium tickets let you experience all the wonder, including a sneak peek at dress rehearsal, a tiara, and special access to the VIP Lounge at the Boston Opera House. And if you think that castle on stage is magical, just wait until you walk into The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. There, before the ballet, pastry chef Kerry Levesque will offer a private class for 4 to create Cinderella-themed pastries. After the show, your petite sweets will be waiting for you in a private alcove of the Avery Bar. Your party of 4 is then invited to stay overnight in a suite with a special touch of Cinderella-themed turndown service. Read More »

Island in the Sun

You just might go and never come back. The island of Jamaica welcomes you for a week-long stay at the luxurious Tryall Club, where you’ll be a guest at Rose Cottage. This lovely six-bedroom villa, on 3.4 beautifully landscaped acres, surrounds you with unforgettable views of the mountains and the sea, two spectacular swimming pools, and stylish interiors. What’s more, you’ll be pampered with a household staff of seven including a chef, butler, two housekeepers, a laundress, and more. If you choose to venture outside your island hideaway, you’ll be within walking distance of beaches, tennis and golf.

Available dates are January 3-April 26 and April 27-December 18. Subject to availability and black-out dates, which include Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, Presidents’ Weekend, the month of March, Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Exclusions: Airfare, airport transfer, food, beverage, golf, tennis, babysitting and tipping.

See the C’s!

The legendary Boston Celtics! The legendary Boston Garden! Bring 11 friends along for an unbeatable night of basketball. Your evening will begin and end at the new Alcove restaurant, where you’ll enjoy pre- and post-game drinks and bites. You’ll then be ushered in early to take courtside seats as you watch the Celtics warm up on that famous parquet floor. And on that same historic floor, your crew will gather for a group photo. Then, it’s up to Liberty Mutual’s private box to enjoy the game overlooking the arena and all the championship banners. And if you’re looking for the ultimate souvenir, how does an autographed team ball sound?

Celtics game must be on a mutually agreeable date.


Event Details

Please support our efforts by joining us for the 19th annual Storybook Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event will be held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA.

For general inquires about Storybook Ball, please email storybookball@partners.org or call 617.724.3637.

Highlights from the 2017 Storybook Ball

Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. The 2017 Storybook Ball showcased the transformational initiatives at the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, where cutting-edge research and evidence-based, multidisciplinary practice are utilized to provide the best possible care to patients. Relive the 2017 Storybook Ball by watching the video below, which features 8-year-old Reese Robledo.

Storybook Ball Over the Years

Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past 19 years have allowed MassGeneral Hospital for Children to provide extraordinary care to our youngest patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical approaches locally and globally.

The past generosity of Storybook Ball supporters has helped establish new programs and facilities, such as the Coordinated Care Clinic and the state-of-the-art Francis H. Burr Proton Beam Therapy Center, enhancing our ability to serve children with complex physical and emotional needs. Like most healthcare organizations across the country and within Boston, however, Massachusetts General Hospital is not immune to external challenges. In the face of economic adversity, MGHfC is preparing to pursue its mission of caring for those who need our care most by renewing our commitment to the wide range of existing pediatric programs for which this hospital is renowned.

2017: Beauty and the Beast at the Castle In 2017, the 18th annual Storybook Ball featured the transformational initiatives at the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, where cutting-edge research and evidence-based, multidisciplinary practice are utilized to provide the best possible care to patients with food allergies. Funds raised at the 2017 Storybook Ball supported pediatric research initiatives and patient care programs in the Food Allergy Center.

2016: Winnie the Pooh at the Castle In 2016, the 17th annual Storybook Ball featured Medical Genetics, a program that specializes in the evaluation and care of patients who have health problems with a genetic or metabolic basis. The skilled team within medical genetics has extensive experience treating a comprehensive range of genetic conditions including: Angelman Syndrome, Autism Spectrum disorders, Cleft lip and palate disorders, and Pitt Hopkins Syndrome to name a few. Funding from the 2016 Ball went to support genetics research, genetic counseling sessions, telehealth consultations, and resident physician training.

2015: Treasure Island at the Castle The 2015 Storybook Ball highlighted Pediatric Brain Disorders and Brain Surgery. MGHfC is recognized internationally for groundbreaking research and clinical care that has greatly advanced the understanding and treatment of conditions affecting the developing brain. These include pediatric epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries and concussions. The funds raised at the ball supported advanced research initiatives, patient care programs such as child life and music therapy, and training and education courses for pediatric nurses.

Support Storybook Ball

MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, has offered comprehensive, compassionate care to children since 1821. This is a tradition that every physician, nurse and staff member at MGHfC is committed to keeping—and expanding—into the 21st century and beyond.
  • Provide comprehensive, compassionate clinical care

    Expand support and services for children and families with complex physical and emotional needs.

    Advance innovative research

    Support new and ongoing investigations while speeding and expanding the most promising current research – and hasten the translation of those innovations into clinical care.

    Care in the community

    Continue to deliver the strongest possible commitment to underserved children and their families locally and globally.

If you are unable to become a sponsor of Storybook Ball, but wish to support the programs and services of MGHfC, please consider making a gift to the Storybook Ball.

Storybook Ball Event Committee

 

Co-Chairs

  • Jennifer & Mark Dolins
  • Sonja Kelly & Steve Tordone

MGHfC Physician-In-Chief

  • Ronald E. Kleinman, MD
MGHfC Surgeon-In-Chief

  • Allan M. Goldstein, MD

Committee Members

  • Alli & Bill Achtmeyer
  • Helen & David Clancy
  • Beth & Jay Compson
  • Nicole & Michael Conlon
  • Paige & Matthew Connell
  • Tina Cosentino
  • Shadi & Omid Farokhzad
  • Megan & Bill Field
  • Rachel & Allan Goldstein, MD
  • Emily & Scott Golin
  • Annette Goubeaux
  • Adriana & Tarek Hassan
  • Alice & Jason Indelicato
  • Demi & Tate Isenstadt
  • Martha & Ronald Kleinman, MD
  • Melanie & Torey Krug
  • Brooke & Conan Laughlin
  • Alyson & Jeff Lindsey
  • Tamara Lingos
  • Deborah Lunder & Alan Ezekowitz, MD
  • Elinor Lunder
  • Melissa & George Lynch
  • Kristin & John Maxwell
  • Michaela McMahon Popeo & Steve Popeo
  • Jennifer Nassour
  • Nikki & Harry Nudelman
  • Katherine & Ian O’Keeffe
  • Christine Olsen, MD & Robert Small
  • Aliya & Christopher Page, DMD
  • Melissa Reilly
  • Patty & Charles Ribakoff
  • Andrea & Justin Rosen
  • Annie & Alex Sacerdote
  • Remy Stressenger
  • Kerry Swords
  • Eleanor Van Alen

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

 

Visionary Sponsors

  • Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation

Innovative Sponsors

  • The David Ortiz Children’s Fund
  • Anonymous

Diamond Sponsors

  • ArcLight Capital Partners
  • John Hancock
  • Debbie and Ted Kelly
  • Sonja Kelly and Steve Tordone
  • Kelly Family Foundation
  • SharkNinja

Platinum Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • The Herb Chambers Charitable Foundation
  • Demi and Tate Isenstadt
  • Mooney-Reed Charitable Foundation
  • Paula J. O’Keeffe

Gold Sponsors

  • Alli and Bill Achtmeyer
  • Haleh Azar and Ali Shajii
  • Howard Cohen and Myra Musicant
  • Bjorg and Eggert Dagbjartsson
  • Jennifer and Mark Dolins
  • John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation
  • Patty and Charles Ribakoff
  • Alissa and Jack Sebastian
  • Brian and Stephanie Spector
  • Kerry and Brendan Swords
Sterling Sponsors

  • Kaia Miller Goldstein and Jono Goldstein
  • Heather and Chris Kempczinski
  • Michaela McMahon Popeo and Steve Popeo
  • Jennifer Nassour
  • Nikki and Harry Nudelman

Bronze Sponsors

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Courtney and Michael Forrester
  • Martha and Ronald Kleinman, MD
  • The Kraft Group
  • Brooke and Conan Laughlin
  • Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky
  • Margaret Randle and Jim McDaniel
  • Martha and Tony Vorlicek
  • Stephen G. Woodsum and Anne R. Lovett

Patron Sponsors

  • Helen and David Clancy
  • Beth and Jay Compson
  • Alexi and Steven Conine
  • Shadi and Omid Farokhzad
  • Emily and Scott Golin
  • Imprivata
  • Debbie Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz, MD
  • Elinor Lunder
  • Kristen and John Maxwell
  • Katherine and Ian O’Keeffe
  • Aliya and Christopher Page, DMD
Physician Leaders

  • Rachel and Allan Goldstein, MD

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Akris
  • Alcove
  • American Airlines
  • AS Roma
  • AVFX
  • Be Our Guest
  • Blank Label
  • bloomingdale’s
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Harbor Hotel
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • The Catered Affair
  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • Four Seasons Hotel Orlando
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Glamsquad
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Martignetti Companies
  • Mathon Paris
  • Mereville
  • Mitchells
  • Mr. Sid
  • North River Outfitter
  • Oliver Thomas
  • Port Lighting Systems
  • PUMA
  • Rafanelli Events
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
  • Rue La La
  • Shreve, Crump & Low
  • Sue Sartor
  • Tuscan Kitchen
  • Winston Flowers

Mass General is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products or services.