Bay Cove to Honor Michael and Kitty Dukakis at 2019 Changing Lives Gala on May 23

Bay Cove’s biggest fundraising evening of the year, The Changing Lives Gala, takes place on 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 on the evening of Thursday, May 23, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The event will be hosted by longtime Bay Cove supporter Susan Wornick, and will feature a cocktail reception and dinner, 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. To learn more about the 2019 Changing Lives Gala, please visit, or click here to order tickets for the event. For information on becoming a Gala sponsor, please click here.


Josh Wardrop