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Youth Villages Spring Celebration raises awareness, more than $550,000 for YVLifeSet program

May 3, 2016


“YVLifeSet gives young adults like me the extra reinforcement to achieve goals that we otherwise might not be able to achieve. It helps kids like me prepare for adulthood in the right way which helps us pave the way for a bright future.”

— Ann (center, with Gov. Charles Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker)

Youth Villages is grateful to the 230 supporters, including Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker, who joined us Thursday, April 28, as we honored our Massachusetts Founding Board Member, Sandy Edgerley, at our Spring Celebration. The outpouring of generosity from our guests at this year’s event truly blew us away! The event raised over $550,000 to help even more young adults aging out of foster care like Ann (above), through the YVLifeSet program. Together we are giving these young people the gift of a good start!


It’s not too late to support our YVLifeSet program. Please click here to contribute.

If you were unable to attend the event, please watch this short but moving video to hear directly from Ann (below) about how YVLifeSet has helped set her on a path towards success.


Please feel free to share this video with your friends, family and coworkers through your social media networks. It takes all of us to help make sure no child becomes lost at 18. We give special thanks to the evening’s honoree, Sandy Edgerley, our amazing event committee and our event sponsors without whom this event would not have been possible.


Special thanks to our sponsors:

Adage Capital
Anita and Josh Bekenstein
Sandy and Paul Edgerley
Joanna and Jon Jacobson
The Klarman Family Foundation

Amy and David Abrams
Yvette and Peter Mulderry
Brian and Stephanie Spector

Fran and David Davidson
Patti and Jonathan Kraft
Mike Krupka and Anne Kubik
Mark Nunnelly and Denise Dupre
Kim Syman and J.B. Lyon

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Daniel and Shoshana Farb, Donna and David Frieze, Jeffrey and Janet Glidden, Dave and Suzi Johnson, Lisa and Michael Josephson, Jessica and Josh Lutzker, Lori and Matthew Sidman, Jill and Michael Stansky, Caron and Kevin Tabb

The Boston Foundation, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, Credit Suisse, The Davis Companies, Alexis Contant and Jordan Smoller, Yvonne Hao, Ralph and Janice James, Daniel and Wendy Kraft, Emily and Michael Speicher, Jennifer and Seth Stier


Spring Celebration Committee
Erin Condron, Alexis Contant, Rachel Deering, Donna Frieze, Jamie Genser, Joanna Jacobson*, Yvette Lowenthal-Mulderry*, Jessica Lutzker, Francine Rosenzweig*, Emily Speicher, Kim Syman*, Tara West
*Member of Youth Villages Massachusetts Board
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