Wily Shines a Light on Gratitude

Wily Shines a Light on Gratitude

An Evening of Music and Connections

Join the Wily Network as we thank our 2020 supporters, celebrate the strength and success of Wily Scholars, and introduce new friends to the Wily Network.

Featuring Meghan Irons, reporter for the Boston Globe’s Great Divide Team
and lead writer on the Globe’s The Valedictorians Project.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
This is a virtual event. Link to Follow!

Event Program

Dear Wily Scholars

Katherine DePasquale, Be the Light Co-Chair

Stories & Connections

Meghan Irons, Education Reporter, Boston Globe
Judi Alperin King, Founder and Executive Director

“This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Scholar Perspective on the College Experience

Olivia Miller, Wily Scholar alumna

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers

What is Your Greatness?

Maddy Day, LLMSW, Child Welfare and Education Consultant


An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom

Ed Hajim, Chairman HighVista Strategies and author, On the Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom

“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

The Importance of Being a Lighthouse

Steve Pemberton, Wily Advisory Council member and author, A Chance in the World

My Story & Wily

Michael Julian, Wily Board member and Associate VP, Client Development (Healthgrades)


Musical interludes will be performed by local artists.

Thank You to our Sponsor

Be the Light Host Committee 

Katherine DePasquale and Rodolfo Chaparro, Be the Light Co-Chairs

Ruthie and Jeff Barker

Katie and Don Bramley

Anne Cadigan and Mike Gaziano

Nevin and Kristine Chitkara

Jodi and Daniel Cooper

Kathy and Bob Cunha

Katherine DePasquale and Rodolfo Chaparro

CC Donelan

Joy and Mark Denomme

Erin and Mark Epker

Liz and Art Greenwood

Linda and Mark Griffin

May and John Herr

Allison and Andrew Hirsch

Michael Julian

Becky King

Judi and Tim King

Jeff Kline

Cindy and Bob Laughrea

Cindy and Seth Lawry

Wendy and Charles Leiserson

Josie Linell

Michelle and Neil MacLellan

Zach and Laurel Martin

Sara Miller-Blanc and Jonathon Blanc

Annie Montesano and Dan Scheibe

Sheila Murphy and Jim Martin

Kim and Greg Pappas

Andrea and Dick Patton

Sharisse Cail Perry and Steve Perry

Judi and Bill Rosensweig

Melissa and Allen Smith

Peggy and Deon Stander

Kyla Truman

Mike Virginio

Ellen and Bob Volpe

Suzanne and David Wakefield

Susie and Adam Winstanley

Natalie and Rod Wright

Debbi and Michael Young

Would you like to host? It is not too late.

Please contact Ashley Linell, Ashley@thewilynetwork.org