50th Anniversary



Celebrating our community's
health and well-being

Help us with a contribution

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Exchange

Fifty years ago, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) opened its doors to provide comprehensive healthcare to all and to respond to the unique concerns of our neighborhood. A half a century later, HSNHC continues to serve the neighborhood... although today that neighborhood is much larger. Residents of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan, and more than 37 zip codes, are part of the one million patients who have passed through HSNHC’s portal.

As we reflect on our 50 years of service it is important to remember why community health centers were created. Martin Luther King, President Kennedy and other social advocates, most of whom were associated with the civil rights movement, recognized medical and societal disparities in both urban and rural areas throughout our country. It was the belief of many that without equal access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities our nation would fail to provide true opportunity for all.

In 1965, two Boston based physicians, both deeply involved in the civil rights movement, Drs. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson opened the first two community health centers in the country. One center was in Mississippi and one was right here in Boston at the Columbia Point neighborhood. Our doors opened four years later providing community-based and patient-directed healthcare with a culturally respectful approach to our patients and the surrounding community.

Today, HSNHC staff provides a wide array of care for a patient population ranging from infants to seniors to improve their physical, behavioral, and dental health. Nearly 1 in 3 of our patients are served in a language other than English. Many of our patients face economic challenges. Over 69% of our patients are at or below the federal poverty level or have no insurance or rely on Medicaid. We are honored to care for ALL our neighbors in an open, positive and clinically-outstanding environment.

Building on our half century tradition please help us as we create a new Harvard Street facility that will allow us to address the new realities of our communities. In our new facility we will be able to better combat the opioid crisis that severely impacts our community; partner with community organizations to provide behavioral health services to youth who have experienced trauma resulting from exposure to violence; expand our eye care services; and provide community space for our neighbors.

Please share our legacy of being an integral part of our community’s health and social fabric. In some ways a half century is the blink of an eye. But to communities with inadequate healthcare options a half century is huge. We ask you to be our partner as we invest in our community’s future.

Our Sponsors

Silver

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bronze

Stan McLaren
&
Family

Benefactor

Allison Picott

Supporters

Bloomerang

Brian Shelly

Christopher Kondrat

Janice Henry

United Health Care

Sponsorship Opportunities

DIAMOND
$25,000

  • Three Diamond Tables (24 tickets) in prime location
  • Sponsor level exclusive logo placement on podium at event
  • Opportunity to participate in the speaking program
  • Recognition from podium during speaking program
  • Logo Recognition on invitation and HSNHC website
  • Recognition in all press releases & social media networks
  • Lead listing on Event program • Company branding on select signage
DONATE
PLATINUM
$15,000

  • Two Platinum Tables (16 tickets) in a prime location
  • Cocktail Reception naming opportunity (Cocktail Hour presented by . . .)
  • Recognition from podium during speaking program
  • Logo Recognition on invitation and HSNHC website
  • Listing on Event program
  • Recognition in all press releases & social media networks
  • Company branding on select signage
DONATE
SILVER
$10,000

  • One Silver Table (8 tickets) preferred location
  • Entertainment naming opportunity (This Evening’s Entertainment presented by . . .)
  • Logo Recognition on invitation and HSNHC website
  • Recognition in all press releases & social media networks
  • Listing on Event program
  • Company branding on select signage
DONATE
BRONZE
$5,000

  • Four (4) tickets to the Event
  • Listing on Event program
  • Recognition in Year-end newsletter
  • Recognition on Gala Signage
  • Logo Recognition on HSNHC website
DONATE
BENEFACTOR
$2,500

  • Two (2) tickets to the Event
  • Listing on Event program
  • Recognition on Gala Signage
  • Logo Recognition on HSNHC website
DONATE
Individual
$200

For senior rate and to learn about other opportunities to support Harvard Street and our 50th Anniversary,
please contact:
  • Gail Jackson-Blount, HSNHC Development Consultant: 617-825-3400, x5594
  • EJP Designs: 617-529-5589
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