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.
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 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.
The Davis Companies
Department of Surgery
Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
ENE Systems, Inc.
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
Hobbs Brook Real Estate
J.C. Higgins Corporation
J. Calnan & Associates
Fred and Lori Leif
Lighthouse Electrical Contracting, Inc.
The Maher Family
McDonald Electrical Corporation
Murphy Electric & Industrial Control, LLC
Northstar Project & Real Estate Services
R.J. Kelly Co.
R.W. Sullivan Engineering
Red Sox Foundation
Silicon Valley Bank
STAG Industrial, Inc.
Superior Plumbing, Inc.
Garrett and Becky Solomon
Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
Steven Smith, UBS
Turner Construction Company
Unified Construction Group
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
Jay Calnan, J. Calnan & Associates
Joel Cutler, General Catalyst Partners, LLC
Bob Davis, Highland Capital Partners
Bob Greene, G. Greene Construction Co.
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.