A Magical Evening at The Hampshire House

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The Bunker Hill Community College Foundation held its 25th annual gala on April 29, 2015.  It was once again hosted by Tom Kershaw, President of The Hampshire House Corporation, at the beautiful and historic Hampshire House in downtown Boston.  The Honorable Martin Walsh, Mayor of Boston, was Honorary Chair of the gala.

As always, the highlight of the evening was the introduction of the 43 BHCC Culinary Arts students who prepared and served a delicious selection of food.  Guests also got to meet two of the Ruby Anniversary Scholars, Quan Nguyen and Melissa Derosiers. The Ruby Anniversary Scholarship Program was established with funds raised at the 2014 gala. View the full list of Ruby Scholars

The theme “Making Magic Happen for Students” was chosen because the need for scholarships at BHCC is great.  Despite government grants and loans, the average unmet financial need of BHCC students is nearly $5,000.  For many of them, nothing short of magic will produce that sum. Generous sponsors and donors to the gala made that magic happen by raising more than $210,000, which will provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to academically qualified students with unmet financial need.

The Board of Directors of the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation as well as the 25th Annual Gala Committee would like to thank all those who helped to make the 2015 gala one of the most successful ever. 

Benefactor of Student Success
Jeanne-Marie Boylan

Sponsors of Student Success
CampusWorks, Inc., Kayem Foods, Inc., Stop & Shop Supermarket/New England Division, The TJX Companies

Contributors to Student Success
Bank of America, Barnes & Noble College, Nancy Z. Bender and Nancy Z. Bender Insurance Agency, Inc., Boston Sand & Gravel Company, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, The Hampshire House Corporation, Anne Hyde and William Haynsworth, Thomas A. Kershaw, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, McGladrey Boston Foundation, Inc., MGH Institute of Health Professions, Santander Bank, Unidine Corporation, The Weiner Company, Freedom Charitable Foundation

Supporters of Student Success
BNY Mellon, Gary Darmon, Marilyn and Gerard Doherty, Andrea and Stephen Kaneb, Nancy and Ray Monkiewicz, Presidio, RBS Citizens, S&J Services, Gary Darmon

Donors to Student Success
The Boston Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. James Caniff, The Dietrich/Sussman Group of UBS, Eastern Salt Company, Inc., Eaton Vance Investment Counsel, Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger, FUEL Education, Marilyn Kuhar and Jerry Sheehan, Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, NBBJ Design, O’Connor & Drew P.C., Jane and Eric Phillipi, Maureen Phillips, Esq. and Douglas Horst, M.D., John and Dr. Paula Pitcher, Patrick Quinn, Red Thread, Ricoh USA, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., USS Constitution Museum, WGBH

Friends of the Foundation
Asian American Civic Association, Linda and John Bertone, Jessica and Naiff Bethoney, The Home for Little Wanderers, JVS (Jewish Vocational Services), State Street Corporation, Macaulay Ward, Nova Sheen Corporation, Wheelock College, Stone Wiske and Jim Dillon, Amy Young