The Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner

We are proud to recognize healthcare workers at the Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner, to be held in-person in Boston on Thursday, November 2, 2023. We will celebrate the extraordinary acts of compassion of our National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year® awardees and raise money for programs to support the mental health and well-being of all healthcare professionals. 

Please stay tuned for more details about our 2023 event!

View the 2022 Virtual Program Book

View Photos from the 2022 Event

Meet the 2022 NCCY Award Recipients


Save the Date for 2023!

November 2, 2023
Boston, MA
2022 Keynote Speaker

Corey Feist, JD, MBA

President & Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation

2022 Dinner Chairs
Robert Coughlin, Managing Director, JLL
Deborah Marcus, Executive, CAA Foundation
Travis A. McCready, Executive Director/National Practice Leader, U.S. Life Sciences Markets, JLL
2022 Event Committee

Ellen R. Cohen, MSW, President, Schwartz Center Board
Kerry Flynn
Betsy Pingree Frawley and James M. Litton
Elizabeth Maringer and Jay Shiland
Sharon McNally, President, Camp Harbor View Foundation; Chief of Staff, Connors Family Office
Jo Frances Meyer, Director, Puddingstone Consulting
Mark E. Reynolds and Clare Reilly
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler
Peter and Ellen Zane

National Business Members
Chairman Circle
Massachusetts General Hospital  
Executive Circle
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Marsh McLennan
Leader Circle
Bank of America 
Benchmark Senior Living
MedPro Group
2022 Dinner Sponsors

Dinner Program Underwriters
CAA Foundation


Ellen R. Cohen and Daniel Haber
Massachusetts General Hospital


Marjorie and Paul Stanzler


Beth Israel Lahey Health
Stephen Corman
Fran and Michael Goldberg


Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease
Michael J. Astrue and Laura W. Mali-Astrue
Michael Blau and Ann Muschett
Wendy and Richard Cohen
Peggy Crawford, PhD
Andrew C. Dreyfus
Rushika and Maria Fernandopulle
Kerry A. Flynn, CLP
Johnson & Johnson
Ruth Kilduff, RN, and Jay Carrigan
In memory of Christian Minard
Ruth Koblenzer
Pamela Mann and David Baron, MD
Dick Marks and Jennifer Morrison
Mass General Cancer Center
Sharon and Brian McNally
Jo Frances Meyer
Middleton & Company, Inc.
Angela Patterson
Mark E. Reynolds and Clare Reilly
Sherman H. Starr Foundation
Jay A. Shiland and Elizabeth Maringer
Tony and Kathy Starr
Lynn Wiatrowski and Joren C. Madsen, MD
Peter and Ellen Zane


American Hospital Association & American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
Baystate Health
Beaumont Financial Partners
Boston Medical Center
Howard Cohen and Myra Musicant
The Colony Group LLC
Ethan E. Crain
EPIC Insurance Brokers
Michael S. Feldberg and Ruth Lazarus
The Fischman Family (Nancy and Steven, Ben and Wendy, Laura Fischman and Tony Schwenson)
Betsy P. Frawley and James M. Litton
Ellen Feldberg Gordon and Michael Gordon
In memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC
Ann-Ellen Hornidge, Esq., and Ned Murphy
Thomas Lynch, Jr., MD, and Laura Pappano
Pamela Mann and David Baron, MD
Joyce Murphy and Bill Melanson
Alison Poorvu-Jaffe and Daniel Jaffe
Lia and Bill Poorvu
Michael and Audrey Straight
Sunstein, LLP
Rev. Judith Swahnberg and Carl Novotny
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Marilyn Yager


Boston Children’s Hospital
Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists
Tufts Medical Center


Rich and Liz Bane
Peter and Lisa Biagetti
Dr. Brad and Andrea Buchbinder
In memory of Frances and Jerry Gold
Joseph A. Chazan, MD
The Conquer Cancer Coalition
Robert and Christine Coughlin
Tom and Midge DeSimone
Rich and Kris Doherty
Drs. Jon and Heidi DuBois
Abby and Brett Gordon
In honor of Ellen Cohen
Elizabeth Hickman
Stephen Kidder and Judith Malone
Britain W. Nicholson, MD, and Celeste Robb-Nicholson, MD
Jeff and Brenda Sánchez
Kim and Eric Schultz
Fredi and Jack Shonkoff
Steven and Karen Sisselman
Bessie Manley Szum and John Szum
Jeanie Ungerleider and William Stone, MD

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