Ribbon of Blue Ribbon of Green Gala

Ribbon of Blue Ribbon of Green Gala

A Night to Remember!

Join us to celebrate Renata’s retirement with an evening of cocktails, dinner and program. The night will be filled with friends, family, and parklands supporters, and enlivened by participatory singing and dancing led by Revels. The program will offer reflections on the past and outlooks on the future of the Charles River Conservancy.


Buy tickets or become a sponsor!


When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018

5:30 PM Honoree & Sponsor Reception
6:00 PM General Reception
7:00 PM Dinner, Program, & Celebration

Where: Annenberg Hall at Harvard University (45 Quincy Street), Cambridge

Presenting: The Urban River Champion Award to The Honorable Anne Hidalgo of Paris, in recognition of her innovative work launching urban swimming in the Bassin de la Villette

IntroducingLaura Jasinski, Incoming Executive Director of the Charles River Conservancy

Master of Ceremonies: Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor

For a list of our Honorary Committee, click here.


If you have questions regarding sponsorship or the event, please contact Ilana Cedarbaum at (617) 300-8164 or rsvp@thecharles.org



Thank you to our generous sponsors!

List as of May 18th


Lead Sponsors ~ $100,000:


Phillip and Susan Ragon


Charles Eliot Sponsors ~ $50,000:

The Lynch Foundation

*plus an additional $50,000 challenge grant


Common Ground Sponsors ~ $25,000:


Berkshire Partners

Wagner Foundation

Hansjoerg Wyss


Urban Recreation Sponsors ~ $15,000:


Barr Foundation

Boston University

Dr. Carolyn K. Tribe Charitable Foundation

Carol and Paul Fremont-Smith


Riverscape Sponsors ~ $10,000:

Alchemy Foundation
Catherine Donaher and Rob Hollister
Jennifer Gilbert and John Ellersick
Harvard University
Highland Street Foundation
Debra Iles and Erik Sobel


Parklands Sponsors ~ $5,000:

The Boston Foundation
Cambridge Trust Company
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
Elaine Construction
Virginia and William Foote
Andrew and Kimberly Gluck
Harvard Business School
Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne Ogden
Nancy Schön
Veolia North America
Paul and Deborah Walker
Jim and Roselee Wayman
Ann and Mead Wyman


Friends of the Conservancy ~ $2,000:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Anchor Capital Advisors LLC
BioMed Realty
Casner & Edwards
Robert Cowden
CSL Consulting
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Louise Elving and Steve Carr
David and Mia Fitzgerald, CBRE
Ilisa Hurowitz and Nicholas Alexander
Mark and Ernesta Kraczkiewicz
Bonny Lamb
Linda Lerner
Tish and Steve Mead
Drs. Carolyn and Eli Newberger
Geraldine Pangaro
Paul Lukez Architecture
Joan Pickett
Nina Schwarzschild and Steve Leiker
Tee Taggart and Jack Turner
TG Gallagher
Turner Construction Company
Weiner Ventures LLC