2017 Annual Starfish Thrower Gala
This year’s Annual Starfish Thrower Gala, held on May 8th at the Seaport Hotel in Boston was a great success. Many thanks to our fabulous sponsors; Susan Wornick for her outstanding performance as emcee; and this year’s very special awardee, Eric H. Schultz. And of course to the many folks behind the scenes who helped to make this a grand Gala indeed. And lastly, our continued gratitude to the Operation A.B.L.E. staff and Distinctive Leadership who tirelessly supports the Operation A.B.L.E. mission every day.
2017 HONOREE – Eric H. Schultz
President & Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. our 2017 Starfish Thrower Honororee.
This year’s honoree is a great example of a Starfish Thrower because of his efforts to make a real difference in our community. He has a long and outstanding commitment in the healthcare field, as well as with non-profits.
Pictured: (left to right) Susan Wornick; Eric H. Schultz; Joan Cirillo, President and CEO and Lydia Greene, Board Chair.
Past Starfish Throwers
2016 James T. Brett, The New England Council
2015 Richard E. Holbrook, Eastern Bank
2014 Marvin E. Gilmore, Community Development Corporation of Boston
2013 Joyce Kulhawik, Arts & Entertainment Critic
2012 James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan
2011 Thomas P. O’Neill III, O’Neill & Associates
2010 Julie Kahn, EnterCom New England
2009 George A. Russell, State Street Foundation
2008 John E. Drew, The Drew Companies
2007 Wayne A. Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP
2006 Peter Meade, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
2005 Neal Finnegan, Citizens Bank
2004 James C. Curvey, Fidelity Investments