Children of Promise Gala 2023

The Children of Promise Gala brings together NECC families, friends, and donors for a night of inspiration and philanthropy. The event began as the “Night of Music” in 2001 and has since transformed into a night that features live music, awards, and an auction benefitting NECC. Since its creation, attendees and sponsors have raised over $11 million.


The 2023 gala was a tremendous success, bringing $1.2 million to support NECC’s research program. Held at the InterContinental Boston, this year’s event honored members of the NECC/Western New England University research faculty, illustrated the positive effects of the Early Markers of Autism research study (now in its 5th year and showing promise) and celebrated the new President and CEO, Dr. Jessica Sassi, BCBA-D, LABA. A record 438 attended the event. We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!


For more information on sponsorship opportunities for 2024, please contact Marianne Gibson ([email protected]).



Donating to the auction is a meaningful way to show that you are a champion for the NECC mission while promoting your business, or a business you support. We are always looking for items including, but not limited to, the following:

Airline vouchers
Art, photography, or unique gallery experiences
Behind-the-scenes access or one-of-a-kind experiences
High-end clothing, jewelry, or beauty products
Hotel or vacation home stays
In-home or in-restaurant chef access
Restaurant, museum, or spa access
Sports, concert, or theater tickets

If you are interested in getting involved in the 2024 Children of Promise Gala by donating an auction item, please contact Karen McAdams ([email protected]).