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The mission of the Dana-Farber Leadership Council is to advance Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s life-saving work in research and patient care through advocacy, financial support and leadership. We achieve this by building long-term relationships between supporters of the Institute and its physicians, researchers, administration, patients and their families. For more information, please visit www.dana-farber.org/leadershipcouncil .
About the Jimmy Fund Golf Program:
The Jimmy Fund Golf Program includes more than 150 tournaments being held annually to benefit the Jimmy Fund, a major fundraising arm of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Golf Program provides a fun way to make a real difference. It supports the mission of the Dana-Farber Caner Institute, which is to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases while providing expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer. The Golf Program has grown steadily from raising $100,000 in 1983 to raising $7.1 million for the Jimmy Fund in 2008. Cumulatively, The Jimmy Fund Golf Program has raised over $65 million since its inception. For more information, please visit www.jimmyfund.org/golf .
5 th Annual Dana - Farber Leadership Council Golf Tournament raises $58,000 June 25, 2008 The International, Bolton , MA On June 25th more than 100 DFLC members and guests enjoyed an afternoon of golfing at the world-renowned International in Bolton, MA. The 5th annual DFLC tournament raised $58,000 and was organized by the golf committee, led by co-chairs Mike Cornell, Katie Hirtle, and Russell Norris. After golfing, guests enjoyed a silent auction, cocktails, and dinner at the International’s clubhouse. Mike Andrews welcomed the group and presented the Co-Chairs with a commemorative frame recognizing the 5 year anniversary of the tournament. Lou Merloni, a NESN Red Sox analyst, served as the emcee for the remainder of the evening. Lou received Big East Co-Player of the Year honors at Providence College and was drafted in the 10th round by the Red Sox in 1993 and spent parts of 6 seasons with Boston (1998-2003). The featured speaker was Greg Montalbano, a former Red Sox minor league baseball player and cancer survivor. Sharing a truly inspirational story, Greg talked about his fight with testicular cancer and his treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event concluded with a live auction featuring a trip to CA to stay at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa; a villa on Kiawah Island; a classic Chesapeake Bay waterfront vacation estate; and the Ultimate Golf Package, including tickets to the Masters practice round, golf at The Country Club and Ben Hogan golf equipment. We would like to thank our returning title sponsor Eaton Vance Corporation, our gold sponsors Accenture and CA, and other sponsors including Avanade, Beacon Financial Partners, BMW of Peabody, Citigroup, Eagle Inventory Systems, Leap Frog Systems, Microstrategy, and Nixon Peabody. 2008 SUCCESS
William Gillen National Sales Director Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc. 255 State Street Boston, MA 02109 January 15, 2009 Dear Russell, Katie, and Mike, I am writing to thank you and your committee for organizing such an extraordinary event in 2008. As Title Sponsor in 2008, we are especially grateful for all of the planning and organization necessary to make the golf tournament and event one of the most successful new Jimmy Fund tournaments with two year revenues over $120,000. In support of the golf event, the entire day was managed professionally from registration, golf, and of course the rewarding cocktail and dinner program. All of the coordination offered us quality time visiting with our clients with no worries. We were extremely proud to be associated with such a first-class event. From the Dana-Farber perspective, cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones who have experienced the care and research of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute all recognize what a treasure the Dana-Farber is to the Boston community. We are very fortunate to have the world’s best clinicians and researchers here in Boston working to improve care and cures for cancer. Since the tournament, many of our clients have asked me more about the Leadership Council and how they can help Dana-Farber. They view Eaton Vance as a leader in the community and as an example of corporate responsibility in the fight against cancer. When we were evaluating sponsorship opportunities, The Dana Farber Leadership Council Golf Tournament justified many investment opportunities. Of course, the primary reason was the opportunity to extend our Leadership Council partnership with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. Eaton Vance strives to earn a similar reputation in New England and beyond. Additionally, we wanted a professional venue to offer our business partners and clients a side of Eaton Vance that is not just focused on business and financial development. We wanted to proudly showcase our relationship with the leader in cancer research. As you know, the Leadership Council represents Boston’s next generation of corporate leaders and a core group of highly committed Dana-Farber supporters. Many of the members are involved in philanthropy for the first time and I am glad that they are able to be an extension of the fundraising efforts of Dana-Farber, through our Council and your wonderful golf event. I have come to appreciate the fact that it is more than golf. It is truly a rewarding day of networking, relaxing and playing golf on the “right course to fight cancer.” We look forward to participating again in 2009 as well playing at The International. Best regards, Bill