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 CocoMaria’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.

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Dinner

Food prepared by the
excellent chefs at
Maria’s!

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Entertainment

The magic of
Stephanie Beach!

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Dancing

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.

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Bring Your Dancin’ Shoes

We Turned 10 This Year!

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Silent Auction
&
Raffles

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Raffle Baskets with AWorks Pamphlets

At Our Dinners People Won

Hand-crocheted Decorative Pillow
Gift Certificates – up to $100
Gift Baskets – up to $250
Signed Sports Memorabilia

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2022 Program Schedule

7

October

6pm

Cocktails and Registration

7:00pm

Opening Remarks – Tim Coco
and
Welcome Message – Daniel Rajczyk

7:25pm

Dinner

8:15pm

Keynote Address – Joe Bevilacqua

8:30pm

Awards Presentation – Tim Coco

9:00pm

Entertainment – Stephanie Bieach

9:45pm

Dancing – DJ Decibel Entertaiment

2022 Sponsors

Pentucket Bank logo

DIAMOND SPONSOR

 

Enterprise Bank Logo

 SILVER SPONSOR

 

Katalin Baltimore, Advisory Board

 SILVER SPONSOR

 

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VIP Ticket Holders

Ms. Raquel Quezada

Atty. Richard Rosa

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2022

 

Jenn Tullgren and Adam Rajczyk at the 2018 Dinner

2022 Honorees

Bryan Noble Award                         “Spectrum” Chris Robbins

Asperger Works Award                  Lisa Sara Rajczyk

Asperger Works  Community Award                             L’Arche Boston North

Thank You!

Event Info

Date

October 7, 2022

Location

Galleria Banquet Room at Maria’s
85 Essex Street
Haverhill, MA 01832

Time

7pm – 11pm

Registration & Cocktails

6pm

 

 

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