The Dinner of Hope 2022 is now part of our organization’s history. We would like to thank all of our sponsors: Diamond – Pentucket Bank, and Silver – Enterprise Bank, and Katalin Baltimore and everyone who bought tickets or donated. We would also like to thank both State Senator Diana DiZoglio, who took time out of her campaign committments for State Auditor and State Representative Andy Vargas, who took time out from “daddy duty” and surprised us by dropping by with his beautiful son.
Additionally, we thank those who donated to our silent auction: the Boston Red Sox, Governor Councilor Eileen Duff, James Wong, the Rajczyk Family, and Eva Rajczyk. We also thank this year’s Keynote Speaker, MVCC President & CEO Joe Bevilacqua, our intrepid MC, Tim Coco, Maria’s Family Restaurant for donating the venue, Stephanie Beach for her wonderful comical magic show, and our DJ extra-ordinaire, DJ Decibel (aka Rick Miles), who knew just when to play soft music and when to crank it up.
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About The Event
This year we celebrated EMPLOYERS and our organization’s Tenth Anniversary!
Each year our dinner recognizes the wonderful people who keep our organization viable, those who make major contributions to our local community, and our clients who persevere despite the odds against them. This year our focus is on the companies that are willing to hire Aspies because they understand the value that Aspergian adults bring to a job.
For more, please check out our About page.
Food prepared by the
excellent chefs at
The magic of
DJ Decibel Entertainment
The 2022 Annual Fundraiser
Dinner of Hope
We call our yearly fundraiser DINNER OF HOPE because we offer hope to those who, through no fault of their own, have been struggling with employment issues and life in general.
This year we focused on employers, without whom Aspies have no chance of becoming independent contributing members of society.
The intention of our event was (as it has been from the onset) to raise awareness about the need for employment of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and to raise funds to enable us to help as many people as possible. The Dinner of Hope is also a time to celebrate our successes of the past years and to look forward to more success in the future.
Bring Your Dancin’ Shoes
Bring a Guest
We Turned 10 This Year!
At Our Dinners People Won
Hand-crocheted Decorative Pillow
Gift Certificates – up to $100
Gift Baskets – up to $250
Signed Sports Memorabilia
2022 Program Schedule
Cocktails and Registration
Opening Remarks – Tim Coco
Welcome Message – Daniel Rajczyk
Keynote Address – Joe Bevilacqua
Awards Presentation – Tim Coco
Entertainment – Stephanie Bieach
Dancing – DJ Decibel Entertaiment
VIP Ticket Holders
Ms. Raquel Quezada
Atty. Richard Rosa
Bryan Noble Award “Spectrum” Chris Robbins
Asperger Works Award Lisa Sara Rajczyk
Asperger Works Community Award L’Arche Boston North
October 7, 2022
Galleria Banquet Room at Maria’s
85 Essex Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
7pm – 11pm
Registration & Cocktails