Annual Celebration 2017

We raised a record-breaking $635,000 at our 2017 Annual Celebration.

Thank you for making this year’s Annual Celebration one of our best ones yet! Check out some great moments from the evening here.

hear tyler’s spoken word                   see photos                             watch elin’s speech 

From a riveting spoken word performance (relive it here!) to a moving speech by alumnus Elin, our 2017 Annual Celebration was truly a night to remember. “West End House gave me a blueprint for success. More than that, West End House gave me a community. Because a blueprint can build a house, but what makes it a home are the lives that fill it,” said Elin. Read Elin’s entire speech here.

We also celebrated a major milestone: the official public launch of our $22 million Expect More Campaign, a campaign that will ensure the depth and breadth of our programs for generations to come. Thank you for being part of the West End House community during this unprecedented period of growth. To stay up to date on our activities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

A special thank you to our 2017 Annual Celebration sponsors:



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Congress Wealth Management
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation
Leers, Weinzapfel, and Associates
The Lenox Hotel
Rockland Trust People’s Federal Foundation
Romanow Container
S & F Concrete
Samuels & Associates
Turner Construction
U.S. Pavement Services
Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Henry & Andrea Barr
The Farlovia Fund
Laurie A. Kaplan, on behalf of West End House Girls Camp
Jim & Barbara O’Brien
Chris & Susan Richmond
Charles & Fran Rodgers
Daniel Romanow & Andrew Zelermyer
Neal & Susan Yanofsky

Partner Sponsors – $5,000

Berklee City Music
Boston University
E.M. Duggan
Houghton Chemical Corporation
HYM Investment Group
MCI Contracting
New England Development
Reebok International
Salem Five
Shawmut Design and Construction
Skanska USA
State Street Corporation
Takeda Oncology
Mindy Berman & Dan Solomon
Carey Bosch
The Mulligan Family
Stephanie & Rick Smith
Rick Taranto & Jon Ellms
In Memory of Beatrice Leeder from Bryna Leeder & Bill Margolin

2017 Event Committee

Henry Barr
Maura Nolan Brown
Alisha Collins
Kassia Davis
Kevin Depina
Ted Dillon
Anna Marie Finley
Jane Lewis
Patricia Lewis
Joseph I. Mulligan, III
Pauline Murnin
Andrew Musto
Allyce Najimy
Alexandra Pizzi
Christina Pizzi
Chris Richmond
Charles Rodgers
Daniel Romanow
Stephanie Smith
Alison Stanton
Rick Taranto
Dan Wilkens
Neal Yanofsky