Join us virtually
for SPARK 2021

October 6, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm

Register

Join us virtually
for SPARK 2021

October 6, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm

Register
Presented by Winn Companies

Presented by Winn Companies

Y + YOU = NOTHING WE CAN'T DO

When we join together to solve Greater Boston’s most critical issues, amazing things happen! Together we are demanding equity for all, building bright futures, ending hunger, improving community health, eliminating barriers to family economic stability and so much more.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate our collective impact and the transformative change we ignited together throughout the pandemic at Spark! 2021. Let’s continue to build on our partnerships and collaborations that provide equitable and meaningful outcomes for all! The Y + YOU, there is nothing we can’t do!

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EVENT INFORMATION

The YMCA of Greater Boston is an equation of equity, transformation and community. This year, at our annual SPARK! event, we look to YOU to help us ADD to the YMCA’s incredible social impact. We hope that you can help us SPARK! the potential in the thousands of children and adults who the YMCA reaches each year. SPARK! 2021 was an amazing demonstration of how the YMCA of Greater Boston is sparking positive change throughout Greater Boston.

Thank you for registering for SPARK! 2021 and tuning in to our featured panel discussion to hear how these women disrupters are changing the philanthropy landscape for good.

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YMCA of Greater Boston Legacy Award


 
This year we honored Ms. Redstone, a leading philanthropist and business leader, who through her support of the YMCA of Greater Boston, is creating greater access to equitable early education for thousands of children throughout greater Boston, with a focus on combating racism and anti-Semitism.

Event Speakers

Moderator: Katie Everett
Executive Director, The Lynch Foundation

Featured Panelist: Pam Norley
President, Fidelity Charitable

Featured Panelist: Melissa MacDonnell
President, Liberty Mutual Foundation

Featured Panelist: Rebekah Splaine Salwasser
Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation
EVP of Social Impact, Boston Red Sox

Safe for You, Safe for Us @ SPARK!

For the health and wellness of our staff, guest and vendors, SPARK! 2021 is now a virtual-only event. We look forward to sharing a meaningful evening of impact safely with our community.

Presenting Sponsor

Special thank you to the Presenting Sponsor of our event, WinnCompanies!

WinnCompanies

Platinum Sponsors

We would like to give a special thank you to our platinum sponsors for their generous contribution.

New Balance Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Charley Glerum &
Betsy Burnett

Evelyn C. Kaupp &
Dianne R. Phillips

Additional Sponsors

Silver

  • Alexandra Construction, Inc.
  • Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
  • Daniel Brownell and Kelley Laurel
  • City Fresh Foods
  • Deloitte
  • Ron and Mara DePoalo
  • Christopher and Hilary Gabrieli
  • Hinckley Allen
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • C. Ann Merrifield and Wayne Davis

Silver

  • Stephen C. Neff
  • The Parent Family
  • Rockland Trust – Blue Hills Charitable Foundation
  • South Cove Health Center
  • State Street Corporation
  • Tiger Iron Capital
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Frederick A. Wang/The Wang Foundation

Bronze

  • AE Events
  • Arbella Insurance Foundation
  • Bank of America Private Bank
  • Beacon Communities
  • Jeffrey and Carolyn Carpenter
  • The Cash Catalyst, LLC
  • Susan Hanmer Farina & Dino J. Farina
  • Fenway Bowl
  • Fidelity Charitable
  • HUB International
  • Alok Kapoor

Bronze

  • John Leonard
  • Linea5
  • Mintz
  • James O’S. Morton, Esq. and Dawn Fontaine
  • Newmark
  • The Norfolk & Dedham Group
  • Shields Healthcare Group
  • SLC Management
  • The Stuart Family

WANT TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT? BECOME A SPONSOR.

Learn more about our sponsorship packages below.

 
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See what your donation can do

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$100,000

Premier Benefit:

  • Opportunity for a motivational keynote address (in person or virtual) to your executive leadership team at a corporate or nonprofit event from James O’S. Morton, Esq., President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston. Boston Magazine named Mr. Morton as one of its top 100 Most Influential Bostonians of 2021.

Visibility Benefits:

  • Logo or family name headline recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on all event materials*.
  • Headline recognition in pre and post-event social media, multiple email blasts and press releases. The YMCA of Greater Boston’s (YGB) brand secured over one billion multi-media impressions in 2020.
  • Recognition on the SPARK! event website and link to your company’s social responsibility website (if applicable).
  • Logo or family name visibility for one month on lobby screens at YGB’s 13 Greater Boston locations.

Event Night Benefits:

  • Speaking opportunity for representative of your choice at the event.
  • Opportunity to submit a 30-second video that will be aired during the event and posted on the SPARK! event website (message to be agreed upon by sponsor & YGB).
  • Exclusive access to virtual VIP Pre-Event Reception for ten guests
  • Up to 20 deluxe celebration kits delivered to the location(s) you choose for virtual attendees.
  • Presenting sponsors also help us provide free access to over 20 additional community members to join us at SPARK!

Program Benefit:

  • Customized onsite or virtual employee volunteer experience.
  • 100 30-day YMCA membership passes for your employees.

 

**Event Inclusion date: Sept 24

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

$50,000

Visibility Benefits:

  • Logo or family name featured recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on all event materials*.
  • Featured recognition in pre and post-event social media.
  • Recognition on YGB SPARK! event website and link to company social responsibility website (if applicable).
  • Logo or family name visibility for one month on lobby screens at YGB’s 13 Greater Boston locations.

Event Night Benefit:

  • Exclusive access to virtual VIP Pre-Event Reception for eight guests.
  • Up to 16 deluxe celebration kits delivered to the location(s) you choose for virtual attendees.
  • Platinum sponsors also help us provide free access to up to 16 additional community members to join us at SPARK!

Program Benefit:

  • 50 30-day YMCA membership passes for your employees.

 

 

GOLD SPONSOR

$25,000

Benefits

  • Logo or family name listed as a Gold Sponsor on all event materials, including social media campaign*
  • Exclusive access to virtual VIP Pre-Event Reception for six guests
  • Up to 12 specialty celebration kits delivered to the location(s) you choose for virtual attendees.
  • Gold sponsors also help us provide free access to up to 12 additional community members to join us at SPARK!
  • 25 30-day YMCA membership passes for your employees.

 

 

 

SILVER SPONSOR

$10,000

  • Company or family name listed as a Silver Sponsor on all event materials, including social media campaign
  • Up to 10 specialty celebration kits delivered to the location(s) you choose for virtual attendees.
  • Silver sponsors also help us provide free access to up to 10 additional community members to join us at SPARK!

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

$5,000

  • Company or family name listed as a Bronze Sponsor on all event materials, including social media campaign*.
  • Up to 8 specialty celebration kits delivered to the location(s) you choose for virtual attendees.
  • Bronze sponsors also help us provide free access to up to eight additional community members to join us at SPARK!