Home for Good: Solutions Start Here (#HFG17)

Pictured above: Joe Finn (right) presents the Bob Ray Partnership Award to Jay Cashman (left). Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography. 

On May 18, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here

At the event, MHSA honored Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. for his outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth.

MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn began the program by welcoming attendees and highlighting this year’s honoree.

Pictured above: Joe Finn welcomes attendees. Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography.

After an introductory videoJoe Finn presented the Bob Ray Partnership Award to Jay Cashman. The award is named in honor of the late Bob Ray, whose family was in attendance.

Pictured above: The Ray family. Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography.

Ronan Tynan of The Irish Tenors gave a special live performance during the award ceremony.

Pictured above: Ronan Tynan. Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography.

MHSA Board Chair Thomas L. Collins of Collins Strategies, LLC provided closing remarks.

Pictured above: Thomas L. Collins. Photo credit: Person + Killian Photography.

Watch the new MHSA video that was shown at the event!

The event included a silent auction and raffle prizes, where guests bid on a weekend getaway to Martha’s Vineyard and tickets to see the Boston Red Sox from behind home plate.

MHSA wishes to thank honoree Jay Cashman, the Event Committee and the Honorary Committee, our Board of Directors and Advisory Council, and all of our event sponsors and attendees.

Special thanks to Headline Sponsor Jay Cashman, Inc.Raise the Roof Sponsor Eastern Bank, and Turn the Key Sponsor Linear Retail Properties, LLC.

We extend our appreciation to Tashane Dennis for providing music throughout the evening. Finally, thank you to Person + Killian Photography and Amy Reichenbach Photography for their pro bono services to help capture this year’s event.

Thanks to your support, we raised over $100,000 at this event. These funds will help MHSA expand housing opportunities and enable us to continue working to end homelessness in the Commonwealth.