Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with, or at risk for developing, disabilities become full participants in the community, will honor RoAnn Costin, Founder and President of Wilderness Point Investments, at its signature fundraising event, An Evening of Changing Lives, on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the South Lawn at Encore Boston Harbor.
In addition to honoring Costin, the event features an inclusive fashion show where individuals supported by Northeast Arc are partnered with local celebrities and business executives to highlight their abilities.
“The Changing Lives award recognizes RoAnn’s long-time support of Northeast Arc and her commitment to creating inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO, Northeast Arc. “RoAnn is a passionate philanthropist, and Northeast Arc has been the beneficiary of not just her financial support, but her gracious nature, collaborative spirit, and contagious energy.”
Kim Driscoll, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth Massachusetts will present Costin with the Changing Lives Award.
“I am humbled and honored to be the recipient of this year’s Changing Lives Award,” said RoAnn Costin, who will also model during the inclusive fashion show. “I’m proud to support the Northeast Arc and its mission of changing the lives of people with disabilities and their families. As a member of the organization’s advisory board, I see this mission in action firsthand and look forward to continuing to support it.”
An Evening of Changing Lives will be hosted by Kim Carrigan, longtime Northeast Arc advocate and co-host of Baystate Business on Bloomberg radio. Celebrity models scheduled to appear, include Jenny Holaday, President of Encore Boston Harbor; Jimmy Keith, Actor, “Champions”; Shirley Leung, Columnist and Associate Editor, Boston Globe; Heather MacLean, Professional Runner and 2020 Tokyo Olympian; Mary Beth McMahon, President & CEO, Special Olympics Massachusetts; Kevin McGovern, New England Managing Partner, Deloitte; Carolina Trujillo, Executive Director, Citizens Inn; Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other surprise guests.
Sponsors of the event include Encore Boston Harbor, PLAN of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Eastern Bank, Boston Bruins, New England Biolabs, One Digital, and Coughlin Brothers Construction. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets to the Northeast Arc’s An Evening of Changing Lives event are available. For more information, please visit ne-arc.org/gala or contact Kacy Jauron at KJauron@ne-arc.org.