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The Gala (2020)

Thank you for supporting

Riverside’s Virtual Gala & Auction!

May 2, 2020

The virtual Gala was a success! We are thrilled and grateful that so many came together remotely to support Riverside’s services, now more needed than ever. We thank our donors, friends, staff, volunteers, and community members! Thanks to YOUR help, we reached our goal of netting over $182,000 in support of our critical behavioral health services. Thank you!

The annual Gala, benefiting Riverside’s child and family services in Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding towns, is our largest fundraiser of the year. Even though the event is over, the need for your support is more urgent than ever. Those who struggle with their behavioral health and other needs are even more vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis.

We have transformed how we provide services in response to COVID-19 – using video technology for counseling sessions and finding creative ways to help families we serve who are struggling to meet basic needs, and more! These changes are costly but necessary to continue providing our critical services. Your support makes it possible for Riverside to continue to provide behavioral healthcare and family services to children, adolescents, and families during the crisis and beyond.

We wish you and your loved ones health and safety during these challenging and uncertain times. Our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus.

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Welcome from our Gala Chairs

Sam’s Story

Message from Eric Lander, Gala Auctioneer
Founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Message from Riverside Clinicians

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors!



United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

The Charles Hotel
The Harder Group
Lauren Harder
Needham Bank
Ellis Seidman & Jenny Netzer
W.B. Mason
Elizabeth Clark Libert & Daniel B. Sterner
Harvard Pilgrim
Liberty Mutual
Jim & Donna Stearns
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Cambridge Health Alliance: Department of Pediatrics
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Definitive Healthcare
First Republic Bank
Shippen Page & Anne St. Goar
TD Bank
Wilderness Point Foundation
Scott M. Bock & Maria Tigou Bock
Currier, Lane & Young
Maggie Currier & Sam Kachmar
HUB International New England
Leader Bank
Melody Mak-Jurkauskas & Valdas
Jacqueline Olds & Richar
William & Lia Poorvu
Winter Hill Bank
Cambridge Savings Bank
East Cambridge Savings Bank
Susan Flannery & Stephen Coren
Marsha Medalie
Thoughtforms Corporation

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For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Kogut at 781-320-5319 or