Bridge Over Troubled Waters raises $2.1 million to fund programs

BOSTON — 300 guests attended the Bridge Over Troubled Waters “2019 The Path Home Gala,” which was held on May 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. The event raised $2.1 million and honored David Long, chairman and CEO of Liberty Mutual Insurance.

The money raised supports programs and services at Bridge, Boston’s foremost agency serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. The Gala helps raise the funds to cover a significant portion of Bridge’s operating expenses and provide critical services to 2,000 youth.

For nearly 50 years, Bridge has been Boston’s foremost agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth with age-appropriate programs and resources.

This year’s honoree, David Long, has helped strengthen Bridge’s comprehensive continuum of services, street outreach and emergency overnight accommodations to transitional and independent housing programs for more than a decade. Last year, he led Liberty Mutual Foundation in helping Bridge purchase and establish Liberty House, an independent living program for young adults moving on from other Bridge programs who are advancing their education and are employed.

This year’s event co-chairs were Chuck Clough, Chairman, CEO and portfolio manager at Clough Capital Partners, and Tom May, chairman emeritus of Eversource Energy. Also in attendance were Mayor Marty Walsh, Bob Davis, Bride Board Chair Gloria Clough, and Bridge Executive Director Elisabeth Jackson.

The event’s presenting sponsors were Bank of America, Clough Capital Partners, Grousbeck Fazzalari, The Kraft Family and the New England Patriots Foundation, and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

All photos by Bill Brett

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