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Changing Lives Gala 2018 Another Amazing Night for Bay Cove!

Bay Cove celebrated another year of reaching people and changing lives on May 23, when close to 300 friends of the agency came together at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel for the 2018 Changing Lives Gala. The evening was a festive and inspiring celebration of the men, women and children served everyday by Bay Cove, and of the dedication of the staff and supporters whose privilege it is to serve them.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and live music from Heliotrope Swing, took part in a silent auction filled with amazing and unique items and experiences, and were then treated to a delicious dinner designed by our guest celebrity chef, Paul Wahlberg, who outdid even his own delectable standards. In her fifth year with Bay Cove, auctioneer extraordinaire Susan Wornick delighted the crowd, as always, as she conducted a truly spirited live auction.

At the event, Bay Cove was proud to honor Liberty Mutual Insurance and the company's Chairman & CEO, David H. Long, with our Changing Lives Award. With a dynamic partnership that dates back more than 30 years, Liberty Mutual is Bay Cove's longest-standing and largest corporate supporter, providing program support through the Liberty Mutual Foundation, sponsorship of key agency fundraising events, and volunteer support for projects at Bay Cove's more than 180 program locations. The company, under the leadership of David H. Long, is also one of Boston's corporate philanthropic leaders, and their commitment to helping men, women and children facing life's greatest challenges made them an impressively worthy recipient of the Changing Lives Award.

All of us at Bay Cove offer our profound gratitude to all our Changing Lives Gala sponsors (click here for a complete list); our Gala co-chairs, Tan Gopal & Joe Ailinger; all our fantastic guest speakers; the always wonderful Susan Wornick; our event producers, Liz Page Associates; and all the agency staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make the event such a wonderful evening for all who attended.

Finally, we thank all our guests who made the evening such a special one. We look forward to seeing everyone again for the 2019 Changing Lives Gala!