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Building a Dream Gala

Friday, April 27th

6 pm

Boston Marriott Newton

Cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, program

We hope you can join us at the Charles River Center’s annual Building a Dream Gala!  It’s an inspiring evening with cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and program. Proceeds benefit the 950 people with developmental disabilities supported by the Charles River Center in Needham.

This year, we are thrilled to present the Maria McTernan Leadership Award to Phil Robey for his 24 years of dedicated service to the Charles River Center.  The award is named after Maria McTernan, who was Director of Development at the Charles River Center for many years, as well as a parent of a child with Rett Syndrome.  She was committed. kind, funny, and compassionate, and made everyone she touched feel special.  

Phil has been a member of the Charles River Center Board of Directors since 1994 and served as Chairman twice.  In addition to his longstanding commitment to Charles River, his contributions include: 18 years as elected commissioner of Needham Park and Recreation, 30 years coaching Needham Little League with six of those as President, 32 concurrent years and counting with the Needham Exchange Club, and 25 years and counting as a Town Meeting Member.  Phil also served as Chairman of the Needham War Memorial Committee, which raised funds for the Fallen Brave monument at Memorial Park. A proud member of the Providence College Alumni Association, Phil has received numerous community awards including The George A. Dennett Distinguished Career Award from Needham High School. 

Tickets are $175 each.  Click on the links at right to purchase tickets or for more information.

                                                                                                                           Thank You to our Sponsors