Following the idyllic sunset over nearby Mt. Tom, the presentation piece of the Fabulous Fifties Flashback begins. All eyes are fixed on the screen at the center of the tent, captivated by student Eman’s original video, “Voices of BHMA.” With the help of job coach Jacob Burnstein, Eman brilliantly compiled different parts of several interviews to show firsthand how students’ lives have changed since coming to BHMA. As LIVE member Jeremy says, he now has “a big idea for [his] future.” The video serves as a reminder of what the night is really about: helping to empower people with disabilities.
The Fabulous Fifties Flashback boasted over 150 attendees dressed in style, with poodle skirts, leather jackets, and polka dots galore. Throughout the night, party guests bid on a wide array of donated raffle and auction items, and enjoyed the musical stylings of BHMA’s Troupe and DJ Jake Nissen from Beat Train Productions. Top sponsors of the event include The Bernon Family, Michele & Howard Kessler, Carol & Harold Baxter, John Campbell & Susanna Peyton, and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Our annual fall gala is a chance to raise needed funds, engage with our extended community, and celebrate BHMA’s impact. Proceeds from the event help support and sustain the operation of our growing program. Like Jeremy, we have dreams for our future, and the display of support at the gala reminds us that anything is possible. From everyone at BHMA, thank you.
Pictures from throughout the evening, courtesy of Carly Rae Photo: