June Bloom 2022 is in the books and we wish to thank everyone who helped make it a fun, meaningful and memorable evening, as we honored our incredible Manet Medallion recipients!
More than 300 guests gathered at Lombardo’s on June 9 for June Bloom 2022, which raised more than $140,000 for Manet Community Health Center.
Host and acclaimed meteorologist/horticulturalist Dave Epstein kicked off the program, which included remarks from Mayor Tom Koch and June Bloom Event Co-chair Alicia Gardner before Manet’s Board President Grace Murphy-McAuliffe and Immediate Past President Bob Griffin introduced a short video tribute to the Manet Medallion Honorees. (Special thanks to QATV for their expert production assistance.)
Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Sierra, rounded out the program with congratulations to the honorees, describing them as, “THE EXAMPLE of love for community and each other” and a brief preview of what’s to come for Manet.
Several past Medallion recipients were in attendance to show their appreciation for the latest honorees, including Kate Walsh, President & CEO of Boston Medical Center, Senator John F. Keenan, The Curry Family, Mayor Koch and representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, was among this year’s recipients and received his first Medallion in 2009 when he was a state senator, making him the only two-time Medallion recipient.
Congratulations to DDS Blooms, whose floral arrangement was selected as Best Bloom of 2022, and thanks to all the competitors and floral donors: Almquist Flowerland, Bristol County Agricultural High School, Clifford’s, Flowers by the Station, Hartstone Flowers, Houghs Neck Garden Club, Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Norfolk Agricultural School Students, Soil and Stems Floral Design, Stop & Shop and Wollaston Garden Club. Sincere appreciation to all our June Bloom sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests!
Event host Dave Epstein had a tough choice in selecting Best in Bloom!
Berklee-bound Adam McDermott tickles the ivories for June Bloom guests.
Second time Manet Medallion honoree, DA Michael Morrissey picks up his award.
Say Cheese! Guests enjoyed photo fun in the June Bloom photo booth.
Hats off to the Blue Crew and Quincy College volunteers for their skillful assistance!
Now, how do I get this home? Raffle prize winner Jeanne Hopkins, OD, checks out her prize.
Gratitude to our Amazing Sponsors!
Health Center Champion Sponsor
Community Hope Sponsors
Blue Cross Blue shield of MA
Boston Medical Center Health System
Griffin Maintenance Services, Inc.
Health Care Advocate Sponsors
Brave River Solutions
Codman Square Health Center
Dr. Eric & Betsy Cohen
Eastern Bank Foundation
Mayor Tom Koch
MA League of Community Health Centers
South Shore Bank
Yozell Associates, Brown & Brown of MA
Staff Spirit Sponsor
Cynthia H. Sierra
VIP Table Floral Sponsor
South Boston Community Health Center
Field & Farm Table Sponsor
Karen Ward & Mark Sanner
Food Station Sponsors
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Partner in Caring Sponsors
Aspire Health Alliance
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
BH Property III, LLC
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Colonial Federal Savings Bank
DotHouse Community Health Center
Thomas E. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Hub International New England, LLC
Innovative Cost Solutions, Inc.
Keohane Funeral Home
Frank & Donna Maher
Keith & Grace McAuliffe
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
SLAM Collaborative Inc.
South Shore Health
Friend of Manet Sponsors
Bank of Canton
Coastal Heritage Bank
John W. Dalton, M.D.
Father Bill’s & MainSpring
Alicia A. Gardner
Interfaith Social Services
Robert & Julie Littlefield
Quincy City Councilor Ian Cain
South Shore Elder Services
South Shore Orthopedics
Windmill Point Consulting, Ruane Sardelli
William Brandon, MD
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Michelle & Bryan Duggan
Zach & Vesela Eaton
Granite Lock Co., Inc.
Mrs. Stephen J. Holda
Holmes & Edwards, Inc. Architects
Dr. & Mrs. Kechejian
Lisa & Ken Levine
Sandra & Steve McGunigle
Tim Quigley, South Shore Health
Quincy Credit Union
Fratelli’s – Taunton
Attleboro Arts Museum
Encore Boston Harbor
Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Kristen Wright Design
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Live Naturally Co.
Wine Pull Donors
Bob Griffin, Southern Italy Wines
Wollaston Wine & Spirits
Thank you, June Bloom Planning Committee!
(Above, from left to right) Nancy Wyrebek, Alicia A. Gardner, Co-Chair, Karen Ward, Dr. Eric Cohen, Anli Xiang, Phyllis Dohanian and Tasha Pereira. (Not pictured ) Anne C. Bisson, Co-Chair, Patty Dillane, Michelle Duggan, Grace Murphy-McAuliffe, Sandra McGunigle, Paul McSoley, Tramaine Weeks and Sophie Wilson.