Steve Greene, Chairman of the Board for W.B. Mason, Inc., accepts the Champion for our Kids award while students quietly line up behind him to surprise him and give personal thanks for making their college dreams a reality.
Open the Door Gala
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We exceeded our goal and raised more than $130,000.00
Thanks to YOU!
It's with heartfelt gratitude that I thank those who made this memorable evening a reminder to us all that together we can and will continue Opening Doors for children and youth experiencing homelessness - one child at a time.
From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our board, staff, volunteers and especially our kids, I thank you!
You are the key that opens the door...
...to a child's future
An evening of tribute, jazz and dining
~ live and silent auction ~
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6 - 10 p.m.
SOWMA's Spectacular Gala Emcee
Brian Shactman, NECN
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
2016 "Champion for our Kids"
Chairman of the Board
W.B. Mason Co., Inc.
Presented for his decade-long loyal and heartfelt generosity in Opening the Door for thousands of children and youth impacted by homelessness throughout his community.
A student whose perseverance and drive led him from homelessness and personal adversity
through the doors of Brockton High School and on to Bridgewater State University's Scholar Program.
Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist sang with aspiring and inspiring young students for an unforgettable night of entertainment. Her new song "School on Wheels," written and produced by Lisa, was introduced and performed at the Gala.
With deep gratitude to our anchor sponsor
School on Wheels is proud to be affiliated with the Rodman Ride for Kids, an umbrella matching gift charity which raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk youth in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is to help every kid in our community live as we would want our own kids to live. 100% of your donation directly benefits SOWMA through the Ride for Kids. When our fundraising goal is reached, we will receive an additional 5% match on all Ride donations.