Celebrate Springfield Gala
|Our 2013 Gala Honorees|
Many thanks to the 240+ attendees who joined us on April 12 to enjoy a festive evening including dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction. Guests were treated to a special video production donated by Focus Springfield sharing highlights of our community's progress since the June 1, 2011 tornado. Jay Minkarah, DevelopSpringfield's president and CEO also introduced some new, exciting projects underway including redevelopment of the old River Inn property at 700 State Street and plans to work toward bringing a full-line grocery store to the Mason Square area.
We also honored four members of our community for their extraordinary support of rebuild efforts around the City. This year's honorees were: Shalimar Colon, Educator, Springfield Public Schools; Dr. Richard B. Flynn, President, Springfield College; Mary Martin, Director, HAP Housing's Disaster Recovery Team; and Gerry McCafferty, Housing Director, City of Springfield.
Thanks also to our sponsors for their very generous support--our Platinum Sponsors included MassMutual Financial Group, Baystate Health and Health New England, and MGM.
See photos here