Ribbon of Blue Ribbon of Green Gala

Ribbon of Blue Ribbon of Green Gala

A Night to Remember!

Thank you to the more than 300 attendees, many generous sponsors, and helpful volunteers for making our June 2nd, 2018 gala celebrating the retirement of Renata von Tscharner such a success! With your help, we raised over $800,000 for the future of the Charles River Conservancy. We are filled with gratitude and excited to chart our next chapter.

Missed the event but still want to contribute to the future of the Charles River Conservancy? Donate here!

View pictures from the night!

View pictures with Sariel the Charles River Mermaid!



Watch Renata’s inspiring River Story video, shown at the gala, which is now on YouTube:




Thank you to our generous sponsors!


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
Fleet Hill and Walter Popper
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
Jackie O’Neill
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


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