Join Us May 23 for The 2019 Changing Lives Gala!

Bay Cove’s biggest fundraising evening of the year, The Changing Lives Gala, takes place Thursday, May 23,, and the agency is thrilled to announce that our guests of honor for the event—and the recipients of our Changing Lives Award—will be Michael and Kitty Dukakis.

Established in 2014, the Changing Lives Award recognizes champions in the efforts to ensure access to effective social services, and to eliminate the stigmas associated with the types of challenges faced by the people we serve. Governor and Mrs. Dukakis have been extraordinary leaders in both efforts throughout their careers, inspiring countless people to overcome personal challenges, become activists and advocates, and to work tirelessly to strengthen their communities.

The Changing Lives Gala will be held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, and will be hosted by longtime Bay Cove supporter Susan Wornick. Lovers of fine cuisine will be treated to a delicious dinner by Boston culinary legend and James Beard Award-winning chef Lydia Shire, and the Gala will also feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, inspiring stories from individuals served at Bay Cove and, of course, the presentation of the Changing Lives Award to Governor and Mrs. Dukakis.

The gala is always a fantastic evening, and a wonderful opportunity to salute the achievements of the men, women and children we’re privileged to serve each day, the dedication and professionalism of those who serve them, and the generosity and kindness of those who support us in that vital work. (Click here to view photos from our galas in 2018, 2017 and 2016.)

We hope you will be able to join us for this wonderful evening celebrating the life-changing work done at Bay Cove!

For information about becoming a sponsor of The 2019 Changing Lives Gala, please click here. Questions? Please call (617) 371-3184 or email