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31st Annual Dinner—Recap

2016 Caritas Humanitarian Award Recipients: Wayne Patenaude and Cambridge Savings Bank. Photo by Romana Vysatova.

Our 31st Annual Dinner was held on November 16, 2016 at Boston Marriot Copley Place. It was an evening to celebrate partnerships—with donors, volunteers, and housing and social service agencies working together to better the lives of our lowest-income citizens.

Speakers: (left) Andrea, Caritas resident, and (right) Colby Swettberg, CEO, Silver Lining Mentoring. Photo by Romana Vysatova.

The evening’s display of the art and writing of Caritas residents exemplified the power of partnering to combat isolation and promote self-expression. Our work with Operation A.B.L.E. and Silver Lining Mentoring gave courage to residents like Tom and Andrea to share their life stories—once of despair, and now of hope and happiness.

This year’s P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award honored Wayne Patenaude and Cambridge Savings Bank for their partnership and commitment to giving back to the community. And, because you chose to raise your paddle to support this year’s Fund-Our-
Mission, a full-time resident services coordinator will help hundreds of residents connect to health care, employment opportunities and their community.

Thank You Donors and Supporters!

It takes strong partnerships to improve lives. Thank you for your support and for entrusting us to do our job of providing clean, safe, permanent, supportive housing to those most in need.

It is your compassion that is changing the narrative of our residents’ lives.







Thank You 2016 Sponsors!

Doorways to Dignity—$50,000  Sponsors


Partners in Permanence—$25,000 Sponsors

Commercial Brokers Association logoJohn and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation

Strength and Stability—$10,000 Sponsors

The Architectural Team logo

Mike Binette and Suzanne Hodson


Callahan Inc.

Gloria and Chuck Clough

Ann Marie and Dick Connolly

P. Leo and Helen A. Corcoran Charitable Foundation (20,000)

InterContinental Insurance Brokers logo

Anne and Marc Margulies

SMC Management Co

Superior Plumbing, Inc.

WinnCompanies / Gil Winn ($20,000)

Haven of Hope—$7,500 Sponsors

Corcoran Management Co.

Edward Darman Company


Pride in Property—$5,000 Sponsors

AE Events

Beacon Communities

Boston Capital

Brenco Construction Co., Inc.

The Brennan Group / John Brennan

CBRE New England | Capital Markets


Colliers International

Lori and Peter Comeau

Commodore Builders

Corcoran Jennison Companies

Ginny and Frank Corcoran

John F. Corcoran

Tom and Line Corcoran

Curtis Construction Company, Inc.

Davis Square Architects, Inc.


Midge and Tom DeSimone

Eastern Bank

Erland Construction, Inc.

First Resource Development

Timothy and Joanne Forde

G.L. Capasso, Inc.

Goulston & Storrs, PC

Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.

Anne Perkins and Rick High

The HYM Investment Group LLC ($6,000)

Carole and Gary Jennison

John Hancock Financial Services

John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.

Kelmon Drywall, Inc.

Robert K. Kraft / The Kraft Group

Linear Retail Properties

The Manzo Company

Linda and Bill McLaughlin

Mill Creek Residential

Millennium Partners / Joe Larkin

National Electric Contracting, Inc.

NEI General Contracting

New Balance Development Group, LLC.

New England Development

Tom and Linda Norton / Norel Service Co., Inc.

Roma Painting & General Contracting

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Stratford Capital Group

Trammell Crow Residential

Walker & Dunlop

Webster Bank

Winchester Savings Bank

Rachel and Mark Winkeller