The Virtual Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner

Honoring Our Nation of Caregivers

Please join us as we honor a nation of compassionate caregivers at the Schwartz Center’s 25th Anniversary Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner. This virtual event will celebrate the response of healthcare workers to the nation’s coronavirus pandemic and honor their commitment, resilience and compassion in the face of this public health crisis.

The Schwartz Center’s mission to promote compassionate care has never been more relevant and important. We hope you’ll join us to learn about our response to the crisis and to support the caregivers who have given so much to their patients during these difficult times.

This event will bring together leaders from the hospital, health plan, biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries as well as from banking, real estate and law around a common commitment to equitable and compassionate healthcare. Please join your peers while raising funds for the Schwartz Center’s vital programs that promote the compassionate delivery of care for us all, and celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Join us!

Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00 PM
Online details to come.

Keynote Speaker:

Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health
Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University School of Public Health




Callie Crossley

Radio and Television Host, Commentator and Public Speaker
WGBH’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley


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2020 Dinner Chairs

Jack Connors, Jr.

Lois Cornell, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Medical Society

Andrew Dreyfus, President & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

2020 Dinner Event Committee

Ellen R. Cohen, MSW, President, Schwartz Center Board
Robert K. Coughlin, President and CEO, MassBio
Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Betsy Pingree Frawley and James M. Litton
Ruth Kilduff, Member, Schwartz Center Honorary Board
Sharon McNally, President, Camp Harbor View Foundation; Chief of Staff,
Connors Family Office
Jo Frances Meyer, Director, Puddingstone Consulting
Jay Shiland, Partner, MTS Health Partners LP
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler
Lynn Wiatrowski, Executive Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Organization Sponsors

Dinner Program Underwriter

Leader – $100,000+
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo


Champion – $50,000-$99,999


Trustee – $25,000-$49,999
Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
In honor of Gloria Valenti

Patron – $5,000-$9,999
Boston Children’s Hospital
The Colony Group, LLC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts Medical Society
Pierce & Mandell, PC
Verrill Dana, LLP

Friend – $3,500
Alliance Health and Human Services
Individual Sponsors
Founder – $100,000+
Ellen R. Cohen and Daniel Haber
The Connors Family
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler


Champion – $49,999-$99,999
Anonymous (2)


Trustee – $25,000-$49,999
Anonymous (2)
Stephen Corman
Fran and Michael Goldberg
Ruth Kilduff, RN, and Jay Carrigan
In memory of Christian Minard
Clare Villari and David Weinstein
Lynn Wiatrowski and Joren C. Madsen, MD

Ambassador – $15,000-$24,999
Andrew C. Dreyfus
Rev. Judith Swahnberg and Mr. Carl Novotny


Compassionate Care Circle – $10,000-$14,999
Michael Blau and Ann Muschett
Michael Carson
Kerry A. Flynn, CLP
Ruth G. Koblenzer
Sharon and Brian McNally
Jo Frances Meyer
Mark Reynolds and Clare Reilly
Jay A. Shiland and Elizabeth Maringer
Tony and Kathy Starr
Patron – $5,000-$9,999
Howard Cohen and Myra Musicant
Wendy and Richard Cohen
Lois and Linc Cornell
Peggy Crawford, PhD
Ellen Feldberg Gordon and Michael Gordon
In memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen
Betsy P. Frawley and James M. Litton
Beth Lown and the Piken Family
Thomas Lynch, Jr., MD, and Laura Pappano
Pamela Mann and David Baron, MD
Joyce A. Murphy
Michael and Audrey Straight
Ellen and Peter Zane

Host – $1,500-$4,999
Rich and Liz Bane
Peter and Lisa Biagetti
Drs. Brad and Andrea Buchbinder
In memory of Frances and Jerry Gold
Robert and Christine Coughlin
Tom and Midge DeSimone
Tom Glynn and Marylou Batt
Brett and Abby Gordon
Sally Jackson
Jeffrey L. Kraines, MD, and Linda Kaplan
Ruth Lazarus and Michael S. Feldberg
Dick Marks and Jennifer Morrison
Steve and Moira Mitus
Britain W. Nicholson, MD, and Celeste Robb-Nicholson, MD
Jan and Stuart Rose
Jeffrey Wisch, MD and Cindy Crofts-Wisch

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