On Wednesday, June 19, David Passafaro, President of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and the NEBH team welcomed nearly 300 guests for Dinner & A Show at MGM Grand Music Hall in Fenway. Held on the Juneteenth holiday, which was honored as part of the speaking program, the event featured a seated dinner and live entertainment in celebration of NEBH’s extraordinary work.

The evening was a tremendous success, raising more than $550,000, and providing a wonderful opportunity to hear from NEBH and Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) leaders and community members. In addition to Passafaro, speakers included Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of BILH, Juan Lopera, Chief, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of BILH, Chris Collins, Chair of the Board of Trustees at NEBH, and Judene Williams, Board of Trustees member at NEBH.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about NEBH’s Orthopedic Specialty Practice, a program that provides expert total care from pre-surgery to post- surgery for every patient regardless of insurance and/or background.

In light of the Boston Celtics’ historic 18th NBA Championship earlier in the week, we toasted our partner and one of our evening’s Platinum Sponsors, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, and celebrated the team’s remarkable win. Guests then enjoyed music and dancing courtesy of the Sultans, a local band.

We are grateful to those who attended, our speakers, and our sponsors. We appreciate the many generous individuals who support NEBH’s efforts to offer high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.


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A Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors  



Chris and Lisa Collins 



Jeb and Sally Bachman 

Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation 

LMA Services Company LLC, a T.G. O’Connor Company 



Constitution Surgery Alliance 

Horizon Beverage Group

New England Baptist Orthopedic Specialists 

SkinCare Physicians, Inc. 

The Micozzi Companies 



Anonymous (2) 

Brown & Brown 

Commodore Builders

John and Kathy Connolly 

Joan E. Kolligian 

Tom and Donna May 

New England Baptist Radiology, PC 

David A. Passafaro 



Erven A. and Collette M. Samsel 

The Medical Staff of New England Baptist Hospital 



Giselle and George Albrecht/Woburn Toyota 

Bank of America 

Mike and Kaye Barsamian 

Boston Sand & Gravel 

Clark Construction Group, LLC 

Consigli Construction 

Eastern Bank Foundation 

Excel Anesthesia Associates 

Mary and John Fowler 

Frias Family Foundation 

Hebrew SeniorLife 

Nancy R. Kolligian 

Elizabeth M. and Philip H. Loughlin IV 

Kristin and David A. Mattingly, MD 

Merrimack Valley Credit Union 


SP+ Parking 

Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies 

TransAction Corporate Shuttles 

Lorraine and John P. Wilkins 

Wise Construction 



Arborscape, Inc. 

Frederick C. Basilico, MD and Judith A. Waligunda, MD 

Joan L. Berman

Ernie Boch, Jr

Gregory H. Cahill 

Bob and Joan Canzano 

Clayson Family 

C&W Services 

Dick and Marcy DeWolfe 

Val J. Giordano, RN 

Ann and Thomas J. Gheringhelli

Patricia L. Hannon, RN and Donald G. O’Dell Jr.

Susan G. and Alan J. Harris

Nora and Jihad E. Hayek, MD

Isgenuity LLC

Yvette M. and Jon Kanter

Henry G. Kara, PC 

Marie Louise and Stephen G. Kasnet

Donna M. and Elliot M. Katzman 

Colleen M. Kigin

Barbara Kroncke 

Laura Lablanc and Jeffrey Chizmas

Laverne A. Lovell 

Mary T. Marshall and John Puleo 

Drs. Elizabeth Matzkin and Eric L. Smith 

Nancy Nager, RN, BSN, MSN 

Catherine and Barry Nearhos 

Ann M. Philbin 

Susan P. and Peter B. Nichols 

Mario and Nancy Nicosia 

Dr. Glen Ross and Dr. Heather Ross 

Mary F. Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC 

Helen R. Strieder and Stephen P. Crosby