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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.

Highlights from the 2018 Storybook Ball

Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. The 2018 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. Relive the 2018 Storybook Ball by watching the video below, which features 11-year-old Jett.

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



  • 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.