On Friday, October 2, 2015, over 650 supporters attended the “Reggie’s” 20th Anniversary Gala. Governor Charlie Baker served as the honorary event chair, Mayor Marty Walsh joined us to formally congratulate our award recipients, and over $150,000 was raised for the Bob McIntyre and Frank Mooney Endowment. The awards ceremony was followed by a performance by The Manhattans, and the evening ended with guests dancing to hit music, provided by a DJ. Many thanks to those of you who attended and supported this milestone event!
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
For their longstanding dedication and support, we were pleased to present the following individuals with formal recognition of their longstanding contributions:
- Larry Ames, former assistant sports editor of the Boston Globe – Persistence Award;
- Rosie Clinton and Wavel Johnson – Employee Longevity Awards;
- Ruth Hines – RCC Employee Award;
- Hazel Small – Longevity Member Award; and
- Dr. Keith Motley, chancellor of UMass Boston – Ground Breaking Award.
1. The Manhattans featuring Gerald Austin performed an hour-long set, filled with fan favorites, during the Gala.
2. President Valerie Roberson with Frank Mooney
3. Reggie Lewis’ family joined us for the celebration, from left to right: Reggiena, Reggie Jr., Donna Harris-Lewis and Crystal Houston.
4. Governor Charlie Baker greets longtime supporter Ms. Wilson.
5. Dr. Keith Motley, former interim RCC President Linda Turner and Charlie Titus.
6. Gala attendees watch a video on the history of the “Reggie.”
7. Gala attendees dance as they wait for The Manhattans to take the stage.
8. Representative Byron Rushing, Vice President of Finance and Administration Kevin Hepner, and Fredia Garcia.
9. Richard Ward, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Neighborhood Health Plan, with a table of supporters.
10. Longevity Member Award Winner Hazel Small poses with family and friends.
11. From left to right: RCC Student Fatima Shields, Media Arts Center Director Marshall Hughes, and State Representative Gloria Fox.
12. Councilor Tito Jackson congratulates Director Keith McDermott, who received a citation establishing October 2, 2015 as “Keith McDermott Day.”
13. Dr. Keith Motley, chancellor of UMass Boston – Ground Breaking Award
14. Hazel Small (with Vice President of Advancement and Community Engagement Lorita Williams) – Longevity Member Award
15. Larry Ames – Persistence Award
16. Ruth Hines (with President Valerie Roberson) – RCC Employee Award
17. Rosie Clinton (with President Valerie Roberson, Governor Charlie Baker and Director Keith McDermott) – Employee Longevity Awards