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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 raised more than $300,000 to support Bay Cove's programs and services.

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 Mr. 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!

On October 1, supporters of Bay Cove who like nothing better than a leisurely day out on the links are invited to join us at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton for our 23rd annual George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Bay Cove’s Center House programs.

The tournament, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, is played in memory of George Cutler, a founding member of Center House and one of its most ardent supporters. George served on the Center House Board of Directors for more than 30 years, and was passionate about the need to provide quality care for individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

This year, the Cutler Tournament will again be part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational (, and the winning foursome will be invited to play in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at Pinehurst in April 2019.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit Bay Cove Human Services' Center House programs--helping people facing the challenges associated with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Bay Cove's Center House programs help these individuals integrate into their communities, avoid hospitalization and focus on their abilities--not their disabilities.

Register today by contacting David Hirschberg at 617-371-3167 or

Learn more about Join Us For The 2018 George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament!

The weather was frightful, with drenching rains and wind-chills that dipped below freezing at times, but the six members of Team Bay Cove 2018 didn't let that stop them! Jill Antenucci, David Core, Lauren Easton, John Graves, Kris Kenney and Candice Narsasian took on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on April 16 with excitement and enthusiasm, with all six running and finishing the race they'd been training so hard for since last fall.

Along the way, these amazing athletes raised awareness of Bay Cove and our services, while also fundraising for the agency. Thanks to their efforts, as of Marathon Monday, the team had raised close to their $90,000 goal!

All of us at Bay Cove are so proud of Team Bay Cove, and so grateful to all of them for choosing to undergo this rigorous training process and for dedicating themselves to supporting our agency and our programs and services for individuals with the greatest challenges.

We also offer our profound thanks to our longtime partners at John Hancock, whose Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program has now provided us with the opportunity to field a team of runners and raise much-needed funds for our organization for the last 11 years. We value this relationship more than words can say!

And, finally, thanks to all who gave generously to the members of Team Bay Cove 2018 as they embarked on this adventure of a lifetime. For those who still wish to help, you haven't missed your chance! The team will be continuing to fundraise through May 15, and you can contribute to their efforts by simply clicking on any of the runners' names above, or by clicking here. Your donations go directly to services for individuals challenged by developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders and aging.

We thank you for your support, and we thank our six champions Jill, David, Lauren, John, Kris and Candice. WAY TO GO, TEAM BAY COVE!!!

The Marriott Courtyard Cambridge played host to nearly 200 CASPAR supporters on April 12, as the agency welcomed old friends and new to our 2018 "Strengthening Our Community,"event. The evening celebrating the life-saving work done by CASPAR programs--as well as the brave and inspiring individuals who have received or are currently receiving services from us--was a resounding success, raising close to $200,000 to support our work on the frontlines of the opioid crisis.

The event brought together civic, community and business leaders from throughout Cambridge and Somerville, longtime supporters and brand-new friends, advocates for men and women battling addiction and/or homelessness, employees of CASPAR and Bay Cove Human Services and others to honor those we serve, those who serve them, and the generous supporters who help make the work we do possible. In the process, “Strengthening Our Community” 2018 became the most successful fundraiser in our agency’s history!

At the event, Tom Andrews and the team at Alexandria Real Estate Equities were honored with The Carl F. Barron Catalyst For Change Award, for their longstanding support of CASPAR, their commitment to creating positive change in their community, and their work behind-the-scenes to help homeless neighbors in Cambridge. The award—named for a longtime supporter of CASPAR's work and presented this year by Carl’s son, Ken Barron—is given each year to recognize important individuals who have made a positive and lasting impact in the communities of Cambridge and/or Somerville. Guests also enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres and a live auction—led this year by returning event chair Jeff Lockwood, Global Head of Communications at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and Sarah Gallop, Co-Director of MIT's Office of Government and Community Relations.

All of us at CASPAR offer our deepest thanks to all our guests and generous donors, with particular gratitude to our wonderful event sponsors (Please click here for a complete list!). Kudos also to our hosts, the Marriott Courtyard Cambridge; our dedicated staff of volunteers who helped make the event shine; and our Director of Development, Julia W. Londergan, for all her fantastic efforts in making this an amazing evening for CASPAR!

Thank you so much for your continued support of CASPAR, and we hope we'll see you at "Strengthening Our Community" 2019!