Dinner of Hope, 2016
Our 2nd Annual Dinner of Hope is now part of history. We would like to thank everyone who participated:
Daniel Kimmel, our Master of Ceremonies
The Honorable Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, this year’s Keynote Speaker;
Mayor Daniel Rivera, Lawrence, MA;
Mayor James Fiorentini, Haverhill, MA;
Richard Rodriguez, Asperger Works Advisory Committee member; and
Stephanie Beach, Magician
Once more, we would like to congratulate our award winners:
State Senator Barbara L’Italien—The Bryan Noble Award for her strong advocacy on behalf of the disabled and elderly communities of Massachusetts;
Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP)—The Community Service Award for its unwavering support for the disabled community of Greater Lawrence and Asperger Works; and
Dusya Lyubovskaya—The Asperger Works Award in recognition of her staunch advocacy work on behalf of the Autistic community.
And grateful thanks goes to
Daniel Hnatio and Adam Rajczyk, our intrepid photographers, and others who donated their pictures for use on our site and elsewhere;
Michael Middleton of the Galleria Banquet Room and everyone else from Maria’s who delivered on their promise and made sure that everything went smoothly and that there was plenty of tasty food for everyone, including those with special diets;
Joyce Angela Jellison who contributed two of her paintings as door prizes;
Marion Donahue of Pentucket Bank and the Rajczyks who donated wine baskets for our raffle;
Lawrence Art House that shared some of the #I AM LAWRENCE project work done by the youth of Lawrence; and
Sahar Alhamdan, our intern, and her sister, Sama, who so ably manned the registration table.
Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who bought tickets and/or donated. We could not have had a successful event without you!
If you could not attend our dinner or if you would like to help in our quest for more funds, please consider donating today. Many thanks from all of us at Asperger Works.