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The Changing Lives Gala a Huge Success for Bay Cove!

Bay Cove celebrated another year of reaching people and changing lives on June 14, when close to 300 of the agency’s loyal supporters gathered at the Seaport Boston Hotel for this year’s Changing Lives Gala. The gala was a magical evening celebrating the milestones and accomplishments achieved by the men, women and children served everyday by Bay Cove, and the dedication of the staff and supporters who privilege it is to serve them, all while raising more than $300,000 to support Bay Cove’s range of services and programs for individuals with the greatest challenges.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and live music from The Samuel Batista Quartet, took part in a silent auction filled with wonderful items, and were then treated to a delicious dinner designed by our guest celebrity chef, Paul Wahlberg, of Wahlburgers and Alma Nove fame.

For the fourth consecutive year, auctioneer extraordinaire Susan Wornick was her usual effervescent self, and did an outstanding job conducting a spirited live auction for some amazing and unique items and experiences.

And the highpoint of the evening was the presentation of the Changing Lives Award to Alma Wahlberg, matriarch of Dorchester’s own Wahlberg family. Alma was recognized for her tireless support of organizations that serve the most vulnerable people in and around Greater Boston, and for her and her family’s work inspiring hope and combating the stigma often associated with significant personal challenges.

All of us at Bay Cove offer our profound gratitude to all our Changing Lives Gala sponsors (click here for a complete list), including our Empowering Potential lead sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance; our Gala co-chairs, Bob Thomas & Joe Ailinger; our guest of honor, Alma Wahlberg, and all our speakers at the event; Susan Wornick; 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 so special. We look forward to seeing everyone again for the 2018 Changing Lives Gala!