2016 Storybook Ball Supporting Pediatric Health

On October 15, 2016, the Storybook Ball will celebrate its 17th year of supporting pediatric care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

This year’s Storybook Ball will be held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Avenue, and will showcase the incredible strides MGHfC physicians and researchers have made in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders and the ability to test for genetic conditions.

The Genetics and Metabolism Program at MGHfC is at the forefront of revolutionary advances in genetics that will help us better understand the basis of many health conditions and deliver more personalized care. State-of-the-art genetics laboratories, world-wide collaborations and research trials ensure patients at MGHfC have access to the latest testing and treatment options.

To learn more about the genetics clinical programs and research initiatives at MGHfC, please click here.

Storybook Ball Sponsorship Packages

Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2016 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.

Diamond Sponsor - $100,000

Leave a footprint on the MGHfC campus by enhancing its look and feel

Learn more/Become a Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor - $50,000

Funds two up-and-coming pediatric research fellows

Learn more/Become a Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor - $30,000

Allows one Child Life Specialist to visit approximately 30 patients per week

Learn more/Become a Gold Sponsor

Sterling Sponsor - $20,000

Supports MGHfC’s family-centered care clinicians, including nutritionists and social workers

Learn more/Become a Sterling Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor - $10,000

Supports education efforts, locally and abroad, as part of our acclaimed Harvard Teaching Model

Learn more/Become a Bronze Sponsor

Patron Sponsor - $5,000

Expands our research initiatives to make inroads into curing pediatric diseases, both near and far

Learn more/Become a Patron Sponsor

Highlights from the 2015 Storybook Ball

Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. Last year’s Storybook Ball focused on pediatric brain disorders and brain surgery. Relive the 2015 Storybook Ball by watching the video below, which features 16-year-old patient Josh Canales, who underwent life-changing brain surgery at MGHfC. A slideshow of the evening’s festivities can also be viewed below.
Read more about the 2015 Storybook Ball.

Storybook Ball Over the Years

Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past decade 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.

2015: Treasure Island at the Castle Last year's event focused on pediatric brain disorders and brain surgery. For children, these include neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, ADHD, Down syndrome), epilepsy, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or mood and anxiety disorders. The annual fundraiser for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) raised $1.6 million to support research initiatives and patient care programs.

2014: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Castle The 15th Anniversary Storybook Ball raised more than $1.8 million to support MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s efforts to enhance family-centered care, as well as pediatric community and global health initiatives. The funds are providing critical support to advance MGHfC research efforts, too.

2013: Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Museum of Fine Arts To mark the opening of the new MGHfC Pediatric Emergency Department, this past year’s event highlighted Pediatric Emergency Services and Trauma. This focus took on a new meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The evening commemorated the extraordinary care teams and victims of this horrific tragedy. The funds raised supported various initiatives at MGHfC, including increasing Child Life hours in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Support the 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.

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.

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.


Sasha Field, Child Life Specialist

Support the Storybook Ball and make a lasting impact on pediatric health care.

Thank you to our generous 2015 Storybook Ball sponsors!

Howard Cohen and Myra Musicant
David Ortiz Children’s Fund
Shelley Hoon and John Keith

Alli and Bill Achtmeyer
The Herb Chambers Companies
Lisa and Jim Mooney
Paula J. O’Keeffe
Kerry and Brendan Swords

Bjorg and Eggert Dagbjartsson
Jean and Christopher Egan
John Hancock Financial
John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation
Janice Morris and Michael Coggin
Jennifer Nassour and C.J. Brucato
Katherine and Ian O’Keeffe
Anonymous (3)

Michelle and Bob Atchinson
Diane and Mark Goldman
Adriana and Tarek Hassan
The New England Patriots
Owens & Minor, Inc.

Anna/BW Cosentino Charitable Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Bruins
Helen and David Clancy
Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Rachel and John Hanselman
Beth and Jim Holzman
Seth A. and Beth S. Klarman
Martha and Ronald Kleinman, MD
Monica and Adam Kleinman
Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
Melissa and George Lynch
Charlotte and Gil Minor
Margaret Randle and James McDaniel
Nikki and Harry Nudelman
Melissa Reilly and Timothy Hartshorn

Mason Smith and Gordon Green
Stephanie and Brian Spector
Bridget and Leif Thomsen
Martha and Anthony Vorlicek

The Boston Foundation
Blake and Tyler Battaglia
Andrea and Erik Brooks
Katherine Chapman and Tom Stemberg
Natalie Chu and Richard Cantwell
Wendy and William Coke
Nicole and Michael Conlon
Kathleen and Matthew Consigli
Jennifer and Mark Dolins
Nisha and Stephen DuBois
Jacqueline and Graig Fantuzzi
Jennifer and Michael Figge
Emily and Scott Golin
Ashley and Bruce Jacobs
Tara and Reid Jordan
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Sarah and Matthew Lapides
Kristen and Kent Lucken
Debbie Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz, MD
Elinor Lunder
Marietta Lynch
Melissa and Alex Marx
Jodi and Michael Masdea
Sofia Ostrer and Igor Potapov
Patty and Charles Ribakoff
Annie and Alex Sacerdote
Shannon and Michael Sperlinga
Joanna and Nigel Travis
Lori and E.J. Whelan
Hannah and Tyler Wick
Sarah and Meldon Wolfgang
Wioletta Zywina and Brian Knez

Colette Phillips
Cindy and Dana Cohen

Physician Leaders
Rachel and Allan Goldstein, MD
Susan Treacy and Joseph Vacanti, MD

In-Kind Sponsors
Albert Kriemler
Amisfield Winery, New Zealand
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, New Zealand
Belle Isle Seafood
Be Our Guest
Stephanie and Patrice Bergeron
Blank Label
Lenny Clarke
Brunello Cucinelli
Daniela Corte
David Ortiz Children’s Fund
Dolce and Gabbana
Dorfman Jewelers
Alessio Fasano, MD
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Fly Beacon
gj nelson + co.
Giorgio Armani
Adriana and Tarek Hassan
Micaela Kanold and Loui Eriksson
Krissy and Chris Kelly
La Segreta, Umbria, Italy
Beth and Chris Madison
Katrina and Brad Marchand
MAX Ultimate Food
McLaughlin and Company Auctioneers
North River Outfitter
Port Lighting Systems
Rafanelli Events
Relais & Châteaux
Rue La La
Rebecca and Dennis Seidenberg
The Third Piece
Winston Flowers

Contact Us

Erin Mulvehill
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Supporting MGHfC
Tracie DeGuglielmo
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Mailing Address
Storybook Ball
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114
For general inquires please email storybookball@partners.org or call 617.724.3637.