May 20, 2013
BOSTON, May 20, 2013 – The MSPCA-Angell today announced an action-packed agenda for its annual Spring Gala, to be held Wednesday, May 22 at WGBH-TV studios in Brighton, Mass. This year’s theme is “Heart & Minds: Giving Animals our All” and the more than 400 expected guests will have ample opportunity to celebrate the many ways the MSPCA has touched their lives, and the lives of their pets. The event also serves as a signature fundraiser for the MSPCA; the organization hopes to raise over $450,000 to support its ongoing shelter, advocacy, law enforcement and veterinary programs.
WCVB-TV anchor and passionate animal champion Randy Price will again emcee the Gala, which will run from 6:00p.m. to 9:30p.m. And the chair of this year’s event is one of Boston’s top lifestyle gurus: writer, stylist and marketing consultant Erica Corsano. The event kicks off with dinner at WGBH’s spectacular atrium followed by MSPCA-Angell President Carter Luke’s “Animal Tales” presentation, which will overview several heartwarming stories of animals the MSPCA helped in the course of the last year.
Amazing Auction Items!
The Spring Gala will again include a live auction with all proceeds earmarked for the MSPCA’s animal protection programs. Attendees will bid on a total of eight prize packages including:
· A once-in-a-lifetime Boston sports spectacular for junior fans—including the chance to be an honorary “bat girl or boy” at a Red Sox Game; a week spent at the Red Sox baseball summer training camp; the chance to play “ball girl or boy” at a Celtics game; and the opportunity to ride the Zamboni during a Bruins hockey game
· The chance to be featured as a character in best-selling author Dennis Lehane’s next book. The winner will also receive a special inscribed edition of the book featuring their name hand-written by Dennis on the title page
· A skippered weekday afternoon sail for four aboard a luxury 50 foot Gozzard 44 boat that also includes lunch provided by Chef Todd Winner and restaurateur George Lewis at Pastoral, his new flagship restaurant opening in the early summer of 2013 in Fort Point, Boston. The culinary experience for 10 at the chef’s table will be a meal to remember and the winner’s escape will continue with two VIP weekend passes to Boston Calling!, Boston’s first music festival
· A week of luxury for the winner and his or her pet in a luxury penthouse suite on famed Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. The gorgeous pad features two bedrooms, three baths, a roof deck and pristine private pool
The full summary of auction and raffle packages can be found here.
Said Corsano, “I’m so honored to chair this amazing event and join hundreds of guests and generous sponsors who are supporting it again this year. With a fun-filled agenda and many exciting auction and raffle packages, our guests will get to celebrate the MSPCA’s mission with animal lovers from every community around the city while enjoying a spectacular evening of food, drink and reverie.”
Attending the Spring Gala
Tickets for the Spring Gala are now on sale. For more information about the event readers can click here.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.