2015 Storybook Ball

2015 Storybook Ball Supporting Pediatric Health

On October 17, 2015, the Storybook Ball will celebrate its 16th year of supporting pediatric health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

This year’s Storybook Ball will be held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Avenue, and will focus 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. Massachusetts General Hospital and MGHfC are recognized internationally for groundbreaking research, surgery and clinical care that has the potential to greatly advance our understanding and treatment of conditions that affect the pediatric brain. Learn more about the brain-focused clinical programs and research initiatives at MGHfC.

Storybook Ball Sponsorship Packages

Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2015 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 Sponsorship Packages

Diamond Sponsor - $100,000

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

Platinum Sponsor - $50,000

Funds two up-and-coming pediatric research fellows

Gold Sponsor - $30,000

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

Learn more/Become a Diamond Sponsor Learn more/Become a Platinum Sponsor Learn more/Become a Gold Sponsor

Sterling Sponsor - $20,000

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

Bronze Sponsor - $10,000

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

Patron Sponsor - $5,000

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

Learn more/Become a Sterling Sponsor Learn more/Become a Bronze Sponsor Learn more/Become a Patron Sponsor

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2015 Storybook Ball Auction Items

Bella Italia

Umbrian StreetMeet MGHfC's Alessio Fasano, MD, in his native city, Salerno, Italy, to visit his cutting-edge celiac disease and gluten-related disorders research lab. Continue your trip with private tours of Lamborghini, Brunello Cucinelli and Prada. Then, relax for a week at an Umbrian farmhouse.

Five-Star Fête

feastEvent impresario Bryan Rafanelli will set the stage for your dinner party's five-star attraction, a 12-person meal prepared by the chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. With accents furnished by Be Our Guest and Winston Flowers, be prepared for a standing ovation from your guests.

Prêt-à-Porter à Paris

Paris FashionJet to Paris to take your seat on the runway at the invitation-only Akris Fall 2016 Fashion Show. The next day, visit the showroom to view the collection up close and meet Akris creative genius Albert Kriemler.

Palling around with Big Papi

Punta CanaWow your favorite golfing buddy when you bring him or her along as a special guest of Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at his annual celebrity golf classic in Punta Cana. Both of you and two additional guests will enjoy all-inclusive VIP treatment throughout your Caribbean golf holiday.

Kiwi Awakening

New ZealandRejuvenate your mind, body and spirit in the Zen-inspired luxury of the Aro Ha Wellness Retreat in New Zealand's Southern Alps. Daily massages and soothing saunas will awaken your senses, preparing you for a delectable lunch of vintage wines and fresh ingredients at Amisfield Winery.

R & R at Relais & Châteaux

SpaExperience the fine Art of Living as exquisitely defined by Relais & Chateaux when you luxuriate at five inns idyllically located in the Westchester County countryside and on the Maine and Rhode Island shores.

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Victoria FallsDorfman Jewelers and Fabergé will help you trace the steps of British explorer David Livingstone at Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven wonders. Then, head north for an exclusive tour of Kagem mines, Fabergé’s foremost source for emeralds. Your Zambian adventure keepsake? An iconic Fabergé egg.

Videos From the 2014 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 MGHfC’s efforts to enhance pediatric community and global health. Relive the 2014 Storybook Ball by watching the videos below, which profile the Cisneros Ortiz family and the work MGHfC is doing in countries across the globe.

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.

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.

2012: Sound of Music at the Museum of Fine Arts The 2012 event highlighted the importance of the MGHfC Nutrition Programs. Registered dietitians and culinary professionals offer both inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling and educational services to our patients. In addition, the Food Allergy Center at MGHfC provides clinical care and patient education and conducts research for children with food allergies. The evening also spotlighted the Art and Music Therapy Programs, which bring comfort and hope to our youngest patients and their families when facing a difficult diagnosis or extended hospital stay.

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 Mooneyhealthy1
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 (2)

The New England Patriots
Owens & Minor, Inc.

Anna/BW Cosentino Charitable Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Bruins Foundation
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
Bridget and Leif Thomsen
Martha and Anthony Vorlicek

The Boston Foundation
Andrea and Erik Brooks
Katherine Chapman and Tom Stemberg
Natalie Chu and Richard Cantwell
Nicole and Michael Conlon
Matthew and Kathleen Consigli
Jennifer and Mark Dolins
Nisha and Stephen DuBois
Jacqueline and Graig Fantuzzi
Jennifer and Michael Figge
Emily and Scott Golin
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Sarah and Matthew Lapides
Debbie Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz, MD
Elinor Lunder
Marietta Lynch
Carolyn and Phillip Perelmuter
Patty and Charles Ribakoff
Joanna and Nigel Travis
Sarah and Meldon Wolfgang

Colette Phillips

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

Fly Beacon
Be Our Guest
Stephanie and Patrice Bergeron
Blank Label
Boston Casting
Lenny Clarke
Brunello Cucinelli
Daniela Corte
David Ortiz Children’s Fund
Dolce and Gabbana
Dorfman Jewelers
Alessio Fasano, MD
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Giorgio Armani
Adriana and Tarek Hassan
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 Tannery
The Third Piece
Winston Flowers

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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.