Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors! We’d also like to thank the table sponsors, and individual ticket purchasers.
Your support has been tremendous and we look forward to working with you over the next 50 years!
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Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a host of community leaders, patients, corporate and human service supporters, and staff on Friday,October 4th with a sold-out event at
The Exchange in Boston’s Waterfront.

President and CEO Stan McLaren and Board Chair Bonnie Brathwaite gave impassioned speeches about the Center and he and the Board of Director’s plans to increase its level of care and footprint with expansion and plans to build a new health center and affordable housing at its Dorchester central building.

Several leaders were honored for their role in advancing Harvard Street over the past 50 years, while celebrating with those who are committed to its future growth.

The Honorees included: first Executive Director E. Lorraine Baugh with the President’s Award,
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Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with the Trailblazer Award;
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two past CEO’s were recognized Allen Ball and Charley Murphy; and
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Athenahealth Co-founder Jonathan Bush who closed the program by leading an auction from the podium which raised nearly $60,000 to support Harvard Street!
A special award was given to Harvard Street from both the Massachusetts and National Association of Community Health Centers.

Photo Credits to: Part Don West/Fotografiks


As Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala event on Friday evening, it will herald a half century of providing care to residents along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor and impacting thousands of lives. Residents of the neighborhood rely on the health center for everything from dental appointments to flu shots. But perhaps no resident has felt the center’s impact as personally as Chef Lee.

“Harvard Street has saved my life— twice,” says Lee, a Dorchester native and longtime owner of Chef Lee Catering. Lee has paid regular visits to Harvard Street since 1973. In 1997, a check-up revealed an unknown health issue.

“They did an EKG and saw that I had suffered a heart attack,” said Lee. “I was shocked. I knew there was stress in my work and life, but I had no idea this had happened. They sent me to the best cardiologist in the country. They saved my life.”

Dorchester Reporter On the 50th Anniversary of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

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Directly Across from the Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center