Michelle Wu, Mayor of Boston

Simone Winston, Shannon Pastuszak
& Lisa Pierpont, The Newbury Cup

Michelle Wu

Mayor of Boston

Michelle Wu is the first woman and first person of color to be elected Mayor of Boston. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she serves as a dedicated caregiver to her own mother at home. Mayor Wu has been a steadfast collaborator, working in partnership with Ethos to further care, compassion and community on behalf of every older and disabled resident of Boston. A Boston Public Schools mom, and an MBTA rider, Mayor Wu believes that the key to solving our deepest challenges lies in building community and embracing possibility. In her first official act as Mayor, Wu signed an ordinance divesting City funds from fossil fuels, private prisons, and the tobacco industry. She also worked to make three Boston bus lines – which serve predominantly Black and brown neighborhoods – fare-free for two years.

To take decisive action against climate change and improve conditions for Boston Public Schools’ students, teachers, and families, Mayor Wu has launched a Green New Deal for BPS and expanded early childhood services. Mayor Wu also established Boston’s first ever Offices of Food Justice, Black Male Advancement, LGBTQ+ Advancement, and Worker Empowerment.

Through her actions and initiatives, Mayor Wu will have an impact on our city for generations to come.

Simone Winston, Shannon Pastuszak & Lisa Pierpont

The Newbury Cup

The Compassion in Action Award honorees embody the essence of community leadership and dedication to enriching the lives of Boston’s most vulnerable residents.

Newbury Cup Co-Founder Simone Winston is a devoted mother and advocate who has dedicated decades to serving organizations like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Perkins School for the Blind. Co-Founder Shannon Pastuszak is a media veteran and dedicated philanthropist working with organizations such as the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Committee and The Home For Little Wanderers. Founding Member Lisa Pierpont is an accomplished editor and educator, using her platform to shed light on important social issues and drive positive change in our city.

The Newbury Cup demonstrates our honorees’ unwavering commitment to community service and their collective efforts have made a profound impact on countless lives, inspiring hope and resilience within our community.

Presenting Sponsor



Ethos is an award-winning nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults and disabled individuals in Greater Boston. Our goal is to enable individuals to remain in their homes for as long as possible and prevent the need for institutional care.

Ethos’ services include Meals on Wheels, home care, case management, and culturally appropriate programs.

Our commitment to the independence, dignity, and well-being of older adults and disabled individuals, and keeping them at home, is at the heart of everything we do because home is Where the Heart Is.



Meals served


Seniors receiving meals


Hours of in-home care


Home visits


Receiving health insurance counseling


Elderly and disabled clients


Governor Maura Healey

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

John Donohue

Chairman, President and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group


Massachusetts Legislature

Senator Michael Rush

Massachusetts Senate, Majority Whip

Norfolk and Suffolk District

Senator Sal DiDomenico

Assistant Majority Leader

Middlesex and Suffolk District

Representative Liz Miranda

2nd Suffolk District

Representative John Moran

9th Suffolk District

Representative William McGregor

10th Suffolk District

Representative Rob Consalvo

14th Suffolk District

Representative Samantha Montaño

15th Suffolk District

Boston City Council

Boston City Council

Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune

City Council President City Councilor, At-Large

Councilor Julia Mejia

City Councilor, At-Large

Councilor Erin Murphy

City Councilor, At-Large

Councilor Henry Santana

City Councilor, At-Large

Councilor Gabriela Coletta

City Councilor, District 1

Councilor Edward Flynn

City Councilor, District 2

Councilor John Fitzgerald

City Councilor, District 3

Councilor Brian Worrell

City Councilor, District 4

Councilor Enrique Pepén

City Councilor, District 5

Councilor Benjamin Weber

City Councilor, District 6

Councilor Liz Breadon

City Councilor, District 9

Past Honorees

Sheldon Lloyd

2023 Community Impact Award Recipient

José Massó

2023 Ageless Advocacy Award Recipient

Reverend Irene Monroe

2023 Compassion in Action Award Recipient

Rick Berk & Chris Berk

Brown Brothers Harriman & Community Leader

“We are honored to be co-chairing the gala in honor of caregivers in our community. Having cared for senior family members over the years, we know how important it is to care for loved ones as they mature. We also believe that Ethos’ work to create awareness of the needs of our seniors can help foster deeper connections between generations and promote a culture of respect and mutual appreciation.”

Ellen Grubert & Janis Lippman

The Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team

“We worked hard to keep our parents, Ellen’s beloved mother Selma and Janis’s dear father Arnold, safe and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible. And we were lucky to have resources and family to help. We are co-chairing this event in their honor and to help other seniors like our parents who need care, food and companionship to enjoy life as they age.”

Stella Marquez-Murray & Juan R. Murray

Juan Real Estate Group LLC

“ Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Our goal is to raise awareness about the benefits of caring for your parents, family or friends, knowing that the most precious things you can give them are time, love, and care.”

Board of Directors

Nick Favorito

President, Executive Committee Chair

Juliette Johnson

Vice President

Craig McAnaugh


Susan Kuriakose


Tish Allen

Marie Borgella

Marcia Brown

Tom Cohan

Juliette Johnson

Ronald Lammy

Debbie Nolan

Yan Lin

Edna Pruce

Sponsorship Benefits

Presenting Sponsor $50,000

Compassion Investor $25,000 Community Investor $10,000 Mission Investor $5,000 Event Sponsor $2,500

VIP Patron $1,000

Night of the Event


Table for 12 guests Table for 8 guests Table for 6 guests Seating for 4 guests Seating for 4 guests

Seating for 2 guests

Screen recognition

Prime recognition Preferred recognition Featured recognition


Speaking Role


Invitations to Honoree Reception

6 tickets 4 tickets 2 tickets

2 tickets

Advertising and Promotion

Recognition on all print and digital materials Prime recognition a Presenting Sponsor Preferred recognition Featured recognition Listing
Pre-recorded video message for social media 1-minute 45-seconds
Program book (deadline for inclusion Friday, September 16) Full-page ad, best placement Full-page ad, special placement Full-page ad Half-page ad Listing Listing
Donor name on delivery van for 1 year X
Donor name and link on Ethos website for 1 year X X X X X X
Additional Value A complimentary Lunch & Learn Session offered on location to educate and inform employees and/or members about caring for an elder at home and services that are available throughout Greater Boston.



Please use the order form below to secure your sponsorship of Where the Heart is or, contact Ray Santos at 617-477-6638 or rsantos@ethocare.org