The Sisters of Providence Health System staged the seventh annual Continuing the Legacy Benefit Luncheon, a fund-raising and informational event, on Nov. 10 at the Sheraton Springfield. Attendees heard inspirational talks about many of the programs within the system, and were urged to contribute to help continue the legacy of Sisters of Providence. At right, Laurie Benoit delivers an emotional and educational talk about the care provided to a family member at the Farren Care Center in Turners Falls. Above, some of the Sisters of Providence in attendance at the luncheon: from left, seated, are Joan Manning, Marita Callahan, Mary Adrianella Grise, and Mary Angela Haggerty; standing, left to right, are Madeleine Joy, Mary Caritas Geary, Ann Horgan, Mary Horgan, and Julie Crane.
CHD Annual Meeting
The Center for Human Development staged its 39th Annual Meeting on Nov. 9 at the MassMutual Center. Attendees were given updates on CHD programs, listened to a few clients tell their stories, and heard an inspirational talk from keynote speaker Kathleen Harrison, a foster mother of more than 150 children, who discussed her work on the front lines of social services. Pictured are, from left, Jay Primack, CPA, principal with Moriarty & Primack and chairman of the CHD Board of Directors; Peter Barry, a partner with the Springfield-based law firm Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas and winner of the Rick Moriarty Volunteer of the Year Award; and CHD President and CEO James Goodwin.