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Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Thank you for joining us for The Wonder Ball 2017! Almost 425 on Saturday, November 18th for a sold-out gala to celebrate all that makes Boston Children's Museum a special place. Thanks to you, we have raised nearly $600,000 to benefit the children of Boston and beyond, ensuring every child, regardless of their physical, developmental, or economic challenges, has the opportunity to visit the Museum.

We are so grateful to all our supporters - your support brings the spirit of wonder to the thousands of children and families we serve.

Please enjoy our gala video and view photos from the event, and if you haven't yet, please consider making a donation to the Museum today.

P.S. Save the date for the 5th Annual The Wonder Ball - November 17th, 2018!

Allyson McGinty


Honorary Chairs:
Governor Charlie Baker & First Lady Lauren Baker
Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Ms. Lorrie Higgins

Gala Chairs
Aisha Al Riyami & Al Wadhah Al Adawi
Julie & Philip Gordon
Janna & Sean O’Neill

Event Committee:
Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine & Gabriel Sunshine
Adela Agolli-Tarshi & Michael Tarshi
Elizabeth Ascher & Michael Yogman
Amy Auerbach & Leo Swift
Robert L. Beal
Ashley Bernon
Anri & David Brenninkmeyer
Renée & Lee Burns
Jasmine Chang & Evren Sungur
Carole Charnow & Clive Grainger
Melanie & Jason Chiverton
Ellie & Brian Chu
Eileen & Jack Connors
Ginger & Nirav Dagli
Melissa Donovan & Paul Karger
Winifred P. Gray
Rachel & Adam Hirsch
Tory & Jonathon Holmes
Christy House & Tighe Smith
Ashley & Wesley Karger
Vanessa Kerry & Brian Nahed
Sue & Stephen K. Kim
Lianne & Alexander Leventhal
Sarah Magazine & Scot Yount
Tonya & Benjamin Mezrich
Christine Olsen & Rob Small
Patricia & William Parcellin
Emma Pickard
Eve & Jonathan Rounds
Todd A. Shapiro
Jill Scolnick
Deborah J. Sinay & Charles Kravetz
Jessica & Sam Slater
Jan Smith & Barry Dorn
Marian & Leverett Wing
Maureen Wolff
Julia & Craig Woodward
Marillyn Zacharis

*In process; confirmed as of 11.1.2017


Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) was founded in 1913 by teachers interested in innovative learning opportunities. BCM has become one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. We are an internationally recognized leader in creating exhibits that engage children in joyful discovery experiences, developing foundational skills that instill a lifelong love of learning. Each year the Museum welcomes more than 500,000 visitors.

The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits, programs, and activities focus on science, literacy, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. The Museum is also one of the few children’s museums in the world to maintain a collection. The Museum’s collections of Americana, Natural History, Global Culture, Native American, Dolls and Dollhouses, and Japanese artifacts encompass more than 50,000 items.


Aisha Al Riyami
Aunoy Banerjee
Paul Blandini
Anthony Bordon
Renee Boynton-Jarrett
Todd Cassler
Martha Coakley
Nirav Dagli
Wing Delatorre
Rick Dimino
Julie Gordon
David Healy
Kelly Hiller
Jason Janoff
Deborah Joelson
Mieko Kamii
Thomas McCrorey
Madge Meyer
Liam Patrick
James Rooney
Jan Smith
Peter Torribiarte
Prakash Venkata


Anne Blodget
David Burnham
Hamilton Coolidge
James Davis
Lawrence Fish
Edith Forrester
John Growdon
Robert Healey
Stephen Kay
Michael Keating
Polly Kisiel
Susan Leff
Anne Lovett
Jean McGuire
Thomas Moloney
Kyra Montagu

Kathryn Murphy
Sherif Nada
Patricia Parcellin
Yori Oda
Suzanne Pucker
Christopher Rogers
Jonathan Rounds
Robert Schechter
Stanley Schlozman
Harold Sparrow
Cynthia Taft
Katherine Taylor
Benaree Wiley
Katherine Winter
Michael Yogman


Will Brennecke
Anri Brenninkmeyer
Nadia Chamblin-Foster
Melanie Chiverton
Yolanda Coentro
Elieen Connors
Catherine Faddis
Scott Fink
Wendy Fischman
Lisa Jones
Sonya Kurzweil
Paul Leone
Lianne Leventhal
Sarah Magazine
Robin Mount

Ryan Murphy
Andrew Norton
Sean O'Neill
Alejandra Peña
Helen Rosenfeld
Jennifer Serafyn
Jessica Slater
Samuel Slater
Sylvia Stevens-Edouard
Christopher Thompson
Jack Tsai
Richard Walker
Leverett Wing
Christopher Yens

For more information about Boston Children’s Museum please visit us at BostonChildrensMuseum.org


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