Bay Cove Human Services’ 2019 Changing Lives Gala Truly A Night to Remember!
May 23 was a special evening for Bay Cove Human Services, and for the close to 300 agency staff, friends and supporters who gathered together for the annual Changing Lives Gala.
The event, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, was an inspiring celebration of the men, women and children served everyday by Bay Cove, and raised close to $300,000 to support the agency’s programs and services. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and live jazz from Heliotrope Swing, took part in a silent auction filled with amazing and unique items and experiences, and were treated to a sumptuous and exotic dinner of Asian-inspired dinner created by internationally-acclaimed chef Lydia Shire.
Emcee and auctioneer extraordinaire Susan Wornick conducted a truly spirited live auction, and Bay Cove’s Director of Recovery Joe Spinale shared his own moving and inspirational personal story with those in attendance. The highpoint of the evening was the presentation of Bay Cove's Changing Lives Award to Michael and Kitty Dukakis. Massachusetts' former Governor and First Lady were honored for their decades of steadfast leadership in the fight against the marginalization and stigmatization of individuals impacted by mental illness and substance use disorder.
The Changing Lives Gala was made possible by dozens of corporate and individuals sponsors, led by the event’s Presenting Sponsor, Liberty Mutual Insurance. Photos from the event can be found on Bay Cove’s Facebook page, and the agency is already looking forward to its 2020 Changing Lives Gala!