League Celebrates 50 Years of Autism Education

On Thursday night, April 27th, League School held its 50th Anniversary Gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. A gathering of over 220 people, including sponsors, board members, civic leaders, supporters of the school, parents, and staff members, the event was both a celebration of and a fundraiser for the school.

 

The school honored two special friends with significant awards:

 

  • The Community Leadership Award was given to Siemens Healthineers, our neighbor in Walpole, and, a company that has long supported the school and provided employment opportunities for school students.

 

  • The Vetstein Award, named in honor of the school’s founding family, was presented to the Wright family, operators of McDonalds restaurants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Board members of the Ronald McDonald House Charities – recognizing their never-ending efforts to provide comfort and care to families coping with the medical challenges faced by their children.

 

The evening concluded with the voices of League School, parents Geoffrey Ellis and Laura Davis, and a few words from the school’s principal, Patrick Fuller. The former reflected on the challenges of having a child on the autism spectrum and the progress they have observed thanks to the exceptional programs offered by League School. Both commented on how the school’s individualized, innovative programs helped their charges to become productive, self-reliant students and adults. Principal Fuller acknowledged a number of staff members in attendance for their unending energy and exceptional commitment to the students.

 

The evening raised over $160,000 for League School of Greater Boston – we would like to thank everyone who attended for their much-appreciated support.

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