Boston Children's patient

It was a night to remember—one that will deliver hope, healing and lifesaving discoveries for years to come! On Tuesday, November 28 our all-star team—Boston’s leaders in pro sports, business, and medicine—raised over $5.5 million to make healthy futures possible for kids at Boston Children’s and beyond.


How your support helps kids

You give lifesaving answers to families with nowhere else to turn. Funds raised through Champions for Children’s go directly to helping patients through Boston Children’s Every Child Fund—providing lifesaving care and research breakthroughs to kids with rare and complex conditions.

One of those kids is Avianna.

Avianna’s heart was failing as she waited for a heart transplant. She needed an artificial heart—an external device that takes over when a patient’s heart can’t pump enough blood to the lungs. Avianna was the first patient at Boston Children’s to test a new, portable version of an artificial heart and a custom stroller to carry it. The device’s small size and user-friendly interface gave Avianna and her family a level of freedom not possible with the standard, large artificial heart. The device kept Avianna’s heart going until she received a heart transplant at Boston Children's. Today, Avianna is back home in New York State—a brave little girl with the chance to grow up happy and healthy.




Thank you to our sponsors who helped make Champions for Children’s possible.

Title Sponsor

Suffolk Cares/John and Cyndy Fish

Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

BJ’s Wholesale Club
Corey Griffin Foundation
CrossHarbor Capital Partners
The Kraft Group

Gold Sponsors

Michelle and Bob Atchinson
Steven and Deborah Barnes
Benderson Development
Doug and Diana Berthiaume
BioMed Realty
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
Paul and Sandy Edgerley
Granite Telecommunications
Loeber Griffith Properties
JK Glass
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
New England Development
Saumels & Associates

Silver Sponsors

Atlantic Management
B R & A
Century Drywall
Coca Cola Northeast
Dellbrook | JKS
Eastdil Secured
Edward Sawyer
Elkus Manfredi
Fisher Brothers
Keith and Debbie Gelb
Intercontinental Real Estate
new balance
Devette Russo and Bob Pfeifer
Putnam Investments
Geoff and Laura Rehnert
Select Group
Shields Helath Solutions
State Electric
Wise Construction

Bronze Sponsors

AEW Capital Management, L.P.
Aldon Electric, Inc./V-2 Systems, Inc.
American Plumbing & Heating
Anchor Line Partners
Jeff Barber and Kimberly Hsu-Barber
Beacon Capital Partners
Boston Bruins
Boston Children's Heart Foundation
Boston Children’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Boston Pediatric Neurosurgical Foundation
Boston Plastic & Oral Surgery Foundation, Inc.
Brown & Brown
The Bulfinch Companies, Inc.
C/W Design Group, Inc.
The Celebree School
Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation, Inc.
Children's Hospital Pathology Foundation
Children's Hospital Pediatric Associates, Inc.
Children's Urological Foundation, Inc.
The Chiverton and Raymond Families
CHMC Anesthesia Foundation
CHMC Cardiovascular Surgical Foundation
CHMC Otolaryngologic Foundation
Cives Steel Company
The Connors Family
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Cox Engineering
The Davis Companies
Department of Surgery
Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
ENE Systems, Inc.
EQ Office
Sandi and Geoff Fenwick
The Frenette Family
Frias Family Foundation
Jeff and Mary Furber
G&C Concrete Construction, Inc.
The Gallagher Family and the Robinson Family
Tom and Kate Gilbane
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Goulston and Storrs
Greene Construction Co., Inc.
Greenwood Industries, Inc.
Haley & Aldrich
Hinckley Allen
Hobbs Brook Real Estate
J.C. Cannistraro
J.C. Higgins Corporation
J. Calnan & Associates
Allan Jones
Fred and Lori Leif
Lighthouse Electrical Contracting, Inc.
The Maher Family
McCann Systems
McCusker-Gill, Inc.
McDonald Electrical Corporation
Milton CAT
Murphy Electric & Industrial Control, LLC
NEMD Architects
Northstar Project & Real Estate Services
Oxford Properties
R.J. Kelly Co.
R.W. Sullivan Engineering
Red Sox Foundation
Related Beal
Shepley Bulfinch
Silicon Valley Bank
STAG Industrial, Inc.
State Street
Superior Plumbing, Inc.
Garrett and Becky Solomon
Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
Steven Smith, UBS
Tishman Speyer
Turner Construction Company
Unified Construction Group
Viscom Systems
The Welch Corp.
Willis Tower Watson
Yusen Associates | Illuminate


Since its start in 1997, Champions for Children’s has raised over $75 million for kids from across the globe. We're grateful for the dedication of the committee members who work to make this event a success!


John Fish, Suffolk Construction


Robert Atchinson, Adage Capital Management
Shaun Benderson, Benderson Development
Anthony Bond, Bond Brothers, Inc.
Samuel T. Byrne, CrossHarbor Capital Partners
Brian Davis, CrossHarbor Capital Partners
Bob Eddy, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Mike Fish, Dellbrook | JKS
Ian Frenette, Heritage Sports Ventures
Keith Gelb, Rockpoint
Tom Gilbane, Rockpoint
Robert E. Griffin, Jr., Newmark (Founding Chair)
Marci Griffith Loeber, Griffith Properties
Jenny Holaday, Encore Boston Harbor
Bill Kane, BioMed Realty
Douglass Karp, New England Development
Hunter Kass, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Reshma Kewalramani, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Bryan Koop, Boston Properties, Inc.
Larry LaFreniere, Electric Supply Center
Edward C. Maher, Jr., Newmark
Brian McDonough, Edge Performance Systems
Paula Quan, Boston Children's Hospital
Spencer Raymond, Rockpoint
Jack Sebastian, Goldman Sachs
Steven Smith, UBS
Garrett Solomon, Henley Investments
Bob Sullivan, Boston Children’s Hospital
Pete Trovato, Copley Equity Partners
Joseph Zink, Atlantic Management

Honorary Committee

Steve Barnes
Doug Berthiaume
Jay Calnan, J. Calnan & Associates
Steve Corkin
Joel Cutler, General Catalyst Partners, LLC
Bob Davis, Highland Capital Partners
Paul Edgerley
Bob Greene, G. Greene Construction Co.
Corey Griffin
Rob Hale, Granite Telecommunications
Stephen R. Karp, New England Development
Jonathan Kraft, The Kraft Group
David Lucchino, Frequency Therapeutics
Kristin Mugford, Harvard Business School
Larry Raffone, Financial Engines
Steven B. Samuels, Samuels & Associates

Watch our Champions for Children's Broadcast

Champions for Children's broadcast to its largest audience yet. Supporters from across New England tuned in during our TV broadcast. WBZ-TV personalities, Lisa Hughes, David Wade and Steve Burton, hosted the program and helped us honor amazing patients.

And friends like you raised over $3.9 million so children and families can find lifesaving answers at Boston Children's.

Watch the Champions for Children’s broadcast here.


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