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

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

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

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