Who: Congressman Stephen Lynch, a long-time supporter of the Gavin Foundation, and the leadership and members of the Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550.


Congressman Stephen Lynch will be honored as Man of the Year for his work for the Gavin Foundation and his support for the recovery community.  Congressman lynch was instrumental in the establishment of the Gavin Foundation’s residential treatment program for adolescents; the Cushing House for Boys and Girls.


“Congressman Lynch was a natural choice as our Man of the Year.  His dedication to providing addiction treatment services is inspiring and reflects his deep belief in giving individuals a second chance.  His support of our mission has affected the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.  The Gavin Foundation would like to thank Congressman Lynch for his work and lifelong commitment to changing lives.” said William Ostiguy, Chairman of the Board of Gavin Foundation, Inc.


The Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550 will be presented with the Caring Hearts Award. The leadership and members have been tremendous supporters of the Gavin Foundation and we are thrilled to be able to acknowledge their kindness.


“Their dedication to the pro bono work they have done for the Gavin House, and indeed for many others, is inspiring.  We are pleased to present Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550 with the Caring Hearts Award.” said John P. McGahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gavin Foundation, Inc.


What: Open Hearts, Open Homes is presented by The Claddagh Fund, Endeavor Capital, Karas & Karas Glass Company and Oranmore Enterprises.


Where:  Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210


When:   Thursday, June 30, 2016

5:30 pm – 7:30 Reception with Live and Silent Auctions

7:30 pm – Guests depart for Dinner Host locations in Boston


Presenting Sponsors:

The Claddagh Fund, Eastern Bank, Endeavor Capital, Karas and Karas Glass Company, Oranmore Enterprises


The Gavin Foundation is a multi-service non-profit agency founded in South Boston in 1963. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals in recovery by providing addiction prevention, treatment, and support through the Gavin Foundation charities. These include the AAWOL Program, Center for Recovery Services, Charlestown recovery House, Cushing House Boys, Cushing House Girls, Devine Recovery Center, Gavin House, Hanilton House, Graduate Center Diversion Program, Total Immersion Program, Speakers for Hope and the Walsh Community Center. Our programs serve more than 5,000 men, women, and children each year.


Contact: Susan M. Bradley, Development Director 857-496-0052 x806 susanbradley@gavinfoundation.org    Facebook.com/GavinFoundation     Twitter @gavinfoundation     Instagram@gavinfoundation www.gavinfoundation.org