THANK YOU for making the 16th annual Bostonians for Youth Gala such a special event. We’re so grateful to you, our beloved community, for showing up in support of our collective vision of an equitable Boston. That support for TBC’s mission and vision was never more clear as our Host, Latoyia Edwards, NBC10 Morning news anchor, guided us through the evening with authenticity and passion.

We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did - from Honorary Chair, Governor Maura Healey's welcome message, to the powerful community circle experience facilitated by The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle, to inspiring remarks from our 2023 Leader of Change, Dr. Imari Paris Jeffries, to the post-event Beloved Community Celebration.

So far, we have raised $372,061 - 88% of our fundraising goal. Please help us close the gap and consider investing in Trinity Boston Connects’ racial healing work! Text “BFY2023” to 44321 or click the link below.

donate to BFY

If you attended the gala, we'd love to hear from you! Please drop a line in our virtual suggestion box by filling out our gala survey below.

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For those who could not attend, check out our new video, Healing, Full Circle, which invites you into BCLA-McCormack to hear directly from students and staff about the impact of Trinity@McCormack's restorative practices on their school.

Photos and a recording of the gala itself will be available on TBC's website shortly. Check back soon to watch and share with your friends who couldn't attend!

Healing, Full Circle: Restorative Practices with Trinity@McCormack


* Denotes Trinity Boston Connects, Board of Director

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000) 


Aldrich Family Charitable Foundation*

Judy and Bill Steul


Leading Sponsor ($10,000) 


Louise Burnham Packard and Murray Metcalfe 

Allison and David* Donelan 

Rodman for Kids 

Jeanne and Dan* Ross 

The Trinity Changemakers 

Stephanie and David Lawrence 

Shari Loessberg and Christopher Smart* 

State Street Corporation 

Pam Warren and Peter Lawrence 

Resiliency Sponsor ($5,000)

Shanuah Beamon* and Michael Chinn 

Stephen Hendrickson and David McCord 

Barbara and Amos Hostetter 

Judith and Mark King 


Laura McTaggart and Tom Nolan 

Martha and Michael Parker 

Elizabeth* and Robert Smith 

Jeanne and Don Stanton 

Pam and Peter Voss  

Empowerment Sponsor ($3,000)

Shelby Cabral Smither* 

Martha Childs 

Paige and Peter Fisher 

Susan Halby 

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers 

Jill* and Read Norton 

Prime Buchholz LLC

Tricia and Chris Schade  

Trinity Church in the City of Boston 

Megan and David Zug 



 Mentoring Sponsor ($1,000)

Ronald Akie and David Mooney 

Adrienne Benton 

The Boston Foundation 

Phyllis Brooks 

The Charlotte Foundation 

Connie Coburn and James Houghton


David Crowley


Cummings Foundation 

Marty and Bob Cowden 

Kathryn and David Dahl 

Lisa Frost and Paul Zintl 

Sukaina Garcia and Christopher Parris 

Margaret and Dozier Gardner 

Charles L. George* 

Global Partners, LP 

Audrey and Richard Henderson 

Kathleen A. Hirsch and Mark S. Morrow 

Charles Hyle 

Vincent James 

Debbie Johnson* 

Dr. Xenia Johnson 

Steven Loose 

Colin Lynch 

Jonathan McCash 

Celia* and Scott Mercer 

Ruth Morris and Peter Kelly


Elizabeth and Keith Morgan 

Ali Niakosari and Sarah Koonce 

Chuks Okoli  

Sheila and John Peterson 

Roslindale Baptist Church 

Lynn and Peter Smiledge 

Jennifer Truong 

University of MA – Boston, Office of Community Partnerships 

Marlene and William Walch 

Adrian Walker* 

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