Join us for a magical night by the USS Constitution in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard for the largest benefit gala in New England to help heal the Invisible Wounds for Veterans and their Families on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
For the past five years, Home Base’s Mission: Gratitude has brought in millions of dollars to help heal the invisible wounds of war for Veterans and their Families. The memorable evening has featured iconic performers such as Reba McEntire, Harry Connick Jr., the Beach Boys, and most recently, Kristin Chenoweth in 2017.
The evening is an opportunity for those in the New England business, civic and philanthropic leadership communities to stand together in recognition of the sacrifices made daily by those who have served in uniform and their families. Seats are provided to members of our military and their families at no cost.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan-base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
Introducing our 2018 Gala Emcee: Randy Price, Anchor, WCVB Channel 5
As one of Boston’s best-known TV journalists, Randy Price has helped millions of viewers get a jump start on their day. Randy anchors live news coverage weekday mornings on WCVB Channel 5, WCVB.com and WCVB mobile apps. Newscenter 5’s EyeOpener is New England’s most watched morning news program.
Randy has been honored with numerous humanitarian and professional awards including the broadcast news industry’s highest honor — a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in a large television market. As a longtime viewer favorite, Randy has also been featured in Boston Magazine as “Boston’s Best News Anchor.”
Randy is also well known to New England’s civic and philanthropic communities. He’s helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for causes important to him and his viewers – autism, veteran’s causes, Scouting (he’s an Eagle Scout), alcohol and substance abuse, animal welfare and LGBT issues. As the nation’s first openly gay TV news anchor, Randy is regularly invited to speak to a wide variety of audiences. He has been a keynote emcee at countless LGBT events. And he has been honored to be the Grand Marshal of Pride parades and celebrations in Boston, Worcester, Provincetown and Salem, MA. He also serves as the Grand Marshal of the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL.
As a native of Louisiana, Randy began his broadcast career in college radio at Louisiana Tech University and then Louisiana State University in his home city of Baton Rouge. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Randy moved into television with the American Forces Radio and Television Service. After his military duty, Randy became the lead anchor at television stations in Bakersfield, California, and Toledo, Ohio, before coming to Boston. He has anchored at all of the major network-affiliated stations in the city as well as hosting TV specials from time to time. At one time he even had his own nightly magazine program which was the first of its type to include daily news coverage, feature reporting and popular culture.
Randy and his spouse reside in Kittery Point, Maine where they have been breeders of world-renowned champion American Cocker Spaniel dogs. As a result, they are involved in a variety of rescue groups and the region’s larger animal welfare organizations. They are also avid gardeners and often open up their gardens and home for fundraisers.
2018 Mission: Gratitude Sponsorship Opportunities
There are many ticket, hospitality and branding opportunities for companies to get involved with Mission: Gratitude and support the Home Base mission. For available sponsorship sponsorship opportunities for Home Base’s 2018 Mission: Gratitude gala, please click here or contact Steve Monaco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.643.0457.
Thank you for your generous support! Your contribution allows Home Base to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians and researchers, and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform the lives of our nation’s military community.
Q. How are the monies raised by Mission: Gratitude used? A. Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service. All treatment programs and services are provided at no cost to the Veteran, Service Member or Family Member. Education efforts are also provided to the community free of charge. Net proceeds from Mission: Gratitude are used to fund the clinical care and services offered by Home Base.
Q. What is the Massachusetts General Hospital Nonprofit Tax ID? A. Massachusetts General Hospital is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, tax ID number 04-1564655.
Q. How do I donate to Home Base by check? A. To provide a donation by check, please make check payable to Home Base and mail to:
MGH Development Office
125 Nashua Street, Ste. 540
Boston, MA 0211
Thanks to generous contributions from partners, collaborators, friends, volunteers and staff, Home Base raised more than $1.7 millions for Veterans and Service Members suffering from invisible wounds. Relive the memories of the 2017 Mission: Gratitude benefit concert featuring Sal Gonzalez and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth through our Flickr slideshow, below.