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2019 Storybook Ball

On October 19, 2019 at The Castle at 130 Columbus Ave., the Storybook Ball will celebrate its 20th year of supporting pediatric care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

This year’s Storybook Ball will showcase the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition programs at MGHfC, which provide multidisciplinary care and expertise in gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic, nutritional and feeding disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Nearly 4 million babies were born in the United States in 2018, and many of them likely experienced a gastrointestinal (GI) condition in their first year of life. In 2018 alone, there were 24,959 outpatient visits, 1,730 inpatient encounters and 3,539 procedures at MGHfC related to GI conditions. These conditions not only have a direct impact on a child’s physical health, but also the quality of life and emotional well-being of their entire family.

As a leader in the research and treatment of GI disorders, the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Team is making significant advancements and changing the way pediatric care is delivered around the world.

We hope you can join us to celebrate Storybook Ball’s 20th anniversary. To learn more about the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program at MGHfC, please click here.

Storybook Ball Sponsorship Packages

Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2019 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.

 

Visionary Sponsor – $250,000

 

  • 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
  • Two-page advertisement in program book
  • And more!

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Innovative Sponsor – $150,000

 

  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in program book
  • And more!

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Diamond Sponsor – $100,000

 

  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in program book
  • And more!

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Platinum Sponsor – $50,000

 

  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in program book
  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in program book
  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in program book
  • Listing in the annual Massachusetts General Hospital Donor Report

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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
  • Half–page advertisement in program book
  • Listing in the annual Massachusetts General Hospital Donor Report

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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
  • Half–page advertisement in program book
  • Listing in the annual Massachusetts General Hospital Donor Report

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Individual Ticket – $2,500

 

  • One ticket to Storybook Ball

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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.
  • TiffaNelli!

    Guess who’s coming to dinner? Celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison. The creative geniuses from Rafanelli Events. And 12 very, very lucky guests. This delightful evening will transform your home with dinner and décor like never before. Chef Faison, of Top Chef fame and acclaimed Boston restaurants Sweet Cheeks, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand and the recently opened Orfano, will bring her nationally-recognized culinary talents to your very own kitchen. Her personal team will create an extravagant meal from beginning to end which your guests will enjoy in custom surroundings provided by premier event planning and design company Rafanelli Events. Rafanelli’s artistic vision will transform your home into an experience that will long be remembered by all in attendance.
  • Ireland Awaits

    The lush green countryside of Ireland awaits four travelers who are ready to experience the charm and wonders of this ancient and celebrated land. The experience begins with 4 airline tickets to Ireland where guests will enjoy 2 nights in Dublin and 4 nights at the Kilkea Castle, a Cashman Family Hotel. Here, as you walk among history dating back to 1180, you’ll experience the mystical charm of a 12th century majestic castle. Includes breakfast to start each day, a round of golf on a championship course of distinction, private falconry, skeet shooting and archery. And when it’s time to relax and inhale a deep breath of the Irish countryside, you can unwind with high tea and luxurious spa treatments. In addition, your group of 4 can look forward to a canal tour complete with an on-board picnic.
  • Soar With The Celtics

    Celtics fans, prepare for takeoff. This unbeatable Celtics experience will take place on Saturday, March 21, as 6 people board the steps to a private plane. Departing from Boston, you’ll soar in style to New York, where you’ll be picked up and taken to watch your hometown champions play the Brooklyn Nets. And if you think the action on the court is exciting, just wait until the meet and greet with one of the Celtics players. Complete with autographed jerseys and pictures, this up-close and personal get together will be a highlight for any fan of the Cs. And don’t fill up on too many snacks during the game, because your entire group will be enjoying dinner at one of Brooklyn’s finest dining establishments. Sure, we Bostonians are not always huge fans of New York, but just this once, you can definitely make an exception.
  • Front Row Fenway

    Maybe you can’t own the Red Sox. But you can watch a Red Sox game from those unbelievable Owner’s Seats. In fact, this unique package has 20 seats for 20 lucky fans, placing you in the Owner’s Seats right near the Boston Red Sox dugout during a game in the 2020 regular season. These seats include complimentary in-seat service of food, non-alcoholic beverages, and all the amazing photos you can take for Instagram. But before the game even begins, you’ll head to Time Out Market Boston, for a fantastic pre-party that can’t be beat. What’s more, your entire group with arrive there in comfort and style, thanks to a sweet ride from Met Limo of Boston.
  • Suite Dreams

    You just might run out of adjectives describing this unforgettable experience that truly delivers the best of Boston. Eight guests are invited to luxuriate in the stunning John Adams Presidential Suite at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Let a private elevator whisk you up to a spacious living area with four bedrooms, a state-of-the-art media room, a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking Boston Harbor, a fully stocked bar and priority access to the very best of hotel amenities. It might be hard to leave, but be ready to board a boat for your excursion over to Row 34 where dinner for 8 awaits, followed by 8 tickets to an exciting Celtics game including access to the pregame practice where you’ll rub elbows with Celtic players. And then discuss it all over a leisurely brunch at Alcove restaurant where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable finale to a wonderful getaway.
  • The VIP Experience

    This amazing package begins with two guests enjoying a 5-night stay at the classic Bellagio Hotel and Casino, complete with dinners, spa treatments and tickets to “O” by Cirque du Soleil. Then, you’ll walk this way with two tickets to see Aerosmith at their Deuces Are Wild Show. Best of all, feel like a VIP as you meet and greet the Bad Boys of Boston before the show and get a private tour of the stage and Aerosmith Museum. And the music doesn’t stop there, because back in Boston this amazing package gives you an Annual Boston Signature Membership to the Foundation Room at House of Blues, which includes exclusive ticket access, concierge service, VIP seating, invites to Members Only events and more. You’ll have 2 tickets to Lucas Graham on November 10, 2019, with dinner before at Kamakura. And your 2 tickets to Tyler Childers on December 10, 2019 include a special dinner at Southern Proper.

Purchase Your Storybook Ball Luxury 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, North River Outfitter, PUMA, Rafanelli Events, Rent the Runway, Rue La La, and Trinchero Family Estates. The generous in-kind donations of our Carnival Booth sponsors help us to raise important funds for our young patients.

Each bracelet is $500 and the cost is not tax-deductible. Bracelets are not transferrable and one bracelet per person is needed to play the carnival booth games. Get your bracelet today!

Event Details

Please support our efforts by joining us for the 20th annual Storybook Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The event will be held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA.

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

Highlights from the 2019 Storybook Ball

Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. The 2019 Storybook Ball showcased MGHfC's Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition programs, which is dedicated to bringing hope and relief to children and families impacted by GI conditions and diseases. Relive the 2019 Storybook Ball by watching the video below, which features 11-year-old Liam.

Storybook Ball Over the Years

Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past 20 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.
2018: 101 Dalmatians In 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. 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.
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.

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
  • Andrea & Justin Rosen

MGHfC Physician-in-Chief

  • Ronald E. Kleinman, MD

MGHfC Surgeon-in-Chief

  • Allan M. Goldstein, MD

Committee Members

  • Alli & Bill Achtmeyer
  • Haleh Azar & Ali Shajii
  • Ann Marie Beaudoin
  • Fiona & James Benenson III
  • Helen & David Clancy
  • Beth & Jay Compson
  • Nicole & Michael Conlon
  • Paige & Matthew Connell
  • Tina Cosentino
  • Kate & Chris Dewey
  • Megan & Bill Field
  • Rachel & Allan Goldstein, MD
  • Emily & Scott Golin
  • Annette Goubeaux
  • Adriana & Tarek Hassan
  • Alice & Jason Indelicato
  • Demi & Tate Isenstadt
  • Sonja Kelly & Steve Tordone
  • Heather Kempczinski
  • Martha & Ronald Kleinman, MD
  • Melanie & Torey Krug
  • Brooke & Conan Laughlin
  • Deborah Lunder & Alan Ezekowitz, MD
  • Elinor Lunder
  • Melissa & George Lynch
  • Kristin & John Maxwell
  • Michaela McMahon Popeo & Steve Popeo
  • Francesca Mills Purcell
  • Meredith & Ace Moghimi
  • Rachel & Bill Motley
  • Anne-Marie Mullen
  • Sarah J. Murphy & Ryan A. Murphy
  • Nikki & Harry Nudelman
  • Katherine & Ian O’Keeffe
  • Aliya & Christopher Page, DMD
  • Shannon Pastuszak
  • Patty & Charles Ribakoff
  • Annie & Alex Sacerdote
  • Remy Stressenger
  • Paige & Rick Sutphin
  • Kerry Swords
  • Eleanor Van Alen
  • Regina & Jonathan Winslow

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Visionary Sponsor

  • Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation

Innovative Sponsor

  • The David Ortiz Children’s Fund

Diamond Sponsor

  • Demi and Tate Isenstadt
  • John Hancock
  • Debbie and Ted Kelly
  • Sonja Kelly and Steve Tordone
  • Kelly Family Foundation
  • SharkNinja

Platinum Sponsor

  • Anonymous (2)
  • The Herb Chambers Charitable Foundation
  • Mooney-Reed Charitable Foundation
  • Paula J. O’Keeffe

Gold Sponsor

  • Haleh Azar and Ali Shajii
  • Ann Marie Beaudoin
  • Björg Bergsveinsdóttir and Eggert Dagbjartsson
  • Howard Cohen and Myra Musicant
  • Jennifer and Mark Dolins
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kaia Miller Goldstein and Jono Goldstein
  • The Kraft Group
  • Patty and Charles Ribakoff
  • Brian and Stephanie Spector
  • Kerry and Brendan Swords

Sterling Sponsor

  • Fiona and James Benenson III
  • Eversource Energy
  • Heather and Chris Kempczinski
  • Brooke and Conan Laughlin
  • Anne-Marie and Ryan Mullen
  • Nikki and Harry Nudelman
  • Annie and Alex Sacerdote
  • Martha and Tony Vorlicek
  • Marla and Jeffrey Wolk

Bronze Sponsor

  • Michelle and Bob Atchinson
  • Bay State Search
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bruins
  • Kate and Chris Dewey
  • Imprivata
  • Martha and Ronald Kleinman, MD
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Kristen and John Maxwell
  • Michaela McMahon Popeo and Steve Popeo
  • PUMA
  • Margaret Randle and Jim McDaniel
  • Andrea and Justin Rosen
  • Mason Smith and Gordon Green
  • Stephen G. Woodsum and Anne R. Lovett

Patron Sponsor

  • Andrea DiFabio Ansteth and John Ansteth
  • Drs. Ellen and David Blumenthal and The Commonwealth Fund
  • Lynn and Larry Cetrulo
  • Helen and David Clancy
  • Beth and Jay Compson
  • Charles and Ana Daher
  • Elysa Dunster
  • Courtney and Michael Forrester
  • Tracy and Matt Friedman
  • Emily and Scott Golin
  • Ashley and Bruce Jacobs
  • Tara and Reid Jordan
  • Katherine and Ian O’Keeffe
  • Monica and Adam Kleinman
  • Debbie Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz, MD
  • Elinor Lunder
  • Melissa and George Lynch
  • Joyce and Hugh McCormick
  • MLM Strategies LLC
  • Janice Morris and Michael Coggin
  • Rachel and Bill Motley
  • Michelle and Ted Noon
  • Aliya and Christopher Page, DMD
  • Adrienne Penta and Daniel Lissner
  • Michael J. Schelzi

Physician Leaders

  • Rachel and Allan Goldstein, MD

In Kind

  • Alcove
  • AVFX
  • Blank Label
  • bloomingdale’s
  • Boston Harbor Cruises
  • Boston Harbor Hotel
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • The Catered Affair
  • Chef Tiffani Faison and Big Heart Hospitality
  • Foundation Room – House of Blues Boston
  • Terry and Tom Hamilton
  • Linda & John Henry, Tom Werner and the Boston Red Sox
  • Kilkea Castle-A Cashman Family Hotel
  • Met Limo of Boston
  • MGM Springfield
  • North River Outfitter
  • PEAK Event Services
  • Port Lighting Systems
  • PUMA
  • Rafanelli Events
  • Rent the Runway
  • Row 34
  • Rue La La
  • Talon Air Private Jet Charter Management
  • Trinchero Family Estates
  • The Verb Hotel
  • Weintraub Hospitality
  • Winston Flowers

Media Partner

  • Modern Luxury Boston Common
  • Modern Luxury Interiors Boston