Boston Public Library Foundation


by Alison Murphy

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s gala event, Celebrating Boston Sports Temples. It was an amazing night, with such distinguished guests as Jerry Remy and our Master of Ceremonies, Bill Littlefield of NPR and WBUR’s Only A Game. In total, we raised over $600,000 for the library, outstripping both last year’s total and this year’s goal. Thank you for helping us make this event a success. And particular thank you to our generous sponsors, listed below:

Lead Sponsor

Fidelity Investments

Co-Lead Sponsor

Jeffrey B. Rudman & Susan V. Fried

Room Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
CVS Caremark
John Hancock
Raytheon Company

Bates Circle Sponsors

BNY Mellon
McKinsey & Co.
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Red Sox Foundation
State Street Corporation

McKim Circle Sponsors

Boston Private Bank and Trust
Lewis Burleigh, Dechert LLP
Olive Darragh, Zolio Inc.
Karalyn Cleary
Deloitte Services LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Jeff & Christa Hawkins
The Highland Street Foundation
David Hosp, Goodwin Procter LLP
The Leventhal Family
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Natixis Global Asset Management
Verizon Foundation
Roberta and Steven Weiner

Johnson Circle Sponsors

Arnold Worldwide
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Helen and Brian O’Rourke
Kristin and Tobias Welo


Howard Cox
John and Diddy Cullinane
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Paul LaCamera
David and Ann McKay
Robert and Judith Melzer
Amy E. Ryan
Holly Safford


Zamawa Arenas and Murray Forman
James and Barbara Malerba
Rebecca Nordhaus and Will Curry
Carl and Beth Prindle
Kevin Phelan
Vivian and Lionel Spiro