We’re excited to be hosting this year’s Party 4 PYD in a hybrid format on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 6 pm – 8 pm EDT! Join us in person at EY, located at 200 Clarendon Street in Boston, MA, or online.
As an event dedicated to raising program funds and increasing awareness of the power of mentoring and inclusion, we’re looking forward to bringing together local business men and women, families, and members of our community who join us in our goal of creating a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To accomplish our goal, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.
Meet the Honorees
Klare Shaw, Legends Honoree
Klare Shaw has dedicated over 30 years in philanthropy and left an indelible mark on the City of Boston. Her leadership at The Boston Globe Foundation, The Barr Foundation, EdVestors, Boston Public Schools, and Liberty Mutual Foundation contributed significantly to the nonprofit sector in the fields of disability inclusion, education, arts & culture, racial equity, and food security. She is active on several boards most notably the Urban Farming Institute of Boston, BEDF, New England Black in Philanthropy and the League of Women for Community Service.
Harvard Law School Project on Disabilities (HPOD), Legends Honoree
HPOD provides human rights training and education, facilitates the development of international law and policy, encourages inclusive development practices, shares technical assistance on strategic litigation, and stimulates new thinking about the abilities of persons with disabilities and their human rights.
Josh Blue, Oswald Mondejar Innovator Award
Josh Blue is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian whose work embodies the spirit of this award. Through humor, he explores meaningful and authentic reflections on his lived experience and those of the broader disability community. While entertaining audiences and spreading laughter around the globe, Josh is breaking down barriers and stereotypes of people with disabilities.
Register for Party 4 PYD
All attendees, regardless of where you are in the world, can still enjoy a silent auction, youth performances, videos from special guests, program updates, and more!
Join us in person for a cocktail reception, live program, and silent auction generously hosted by EY in downtown Boston at the EY Conference Center. This ticket is $150 per person.
Join Virtually with a Party Box
Celebrate with us from the comfort of your home with a custom party box sent to your door. Each party box contains snacks, beverages, and a variety of other items sourced from businesses that prioritize disability inclusion. This ticket is $150 per person and includes the party box.
Sign Up for a Complimentary Virtual Ticket
Join us for the live broadcast of our program, access our silent auction, and watch as we celebrate all PYD has accomplished this year. This ticket is free.
Support Party 4 PYD
We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without supporters like you. Support Party 4 PYD by:
- Registering to attend in person or virtually
- Donating an item for the silent auction
- Sponsoring Party 4 PYD by sending an email to Mike Arkin
Thank You to Our Current Sponsors
We’re grateful for our host, visionaries, investors, innovators, sponsors, celebrators, and friends for helping to make this happen.
EY | Margaret & Andrew Covell | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Schawbel Group, LLC | TJX Companies | E. Callan Charitable Fund | Gay Callan | Kim & Van Gurney | Corinne Basler | Highland Partners Charitable Fund | Jean Joy | Marsha & Thomas Alperin Family Fund | Donna & Stephen Mastrocola | Marathon Financial Group | PwC | Wolf & Company, PC | Lori & George Andrews | The Boston Foundation | Dedham Savings | Jill & Mark Rocca | SBLI | Erica & Mike Arkin | Sam & Korin Arkin | Bank of America | Rose & Andy Bentley | Cheri Blauwet & Eli Wolff | Eastern Bank Charitable Fund | Lynn Gonsalves & Tim Nichols | Henry Goodrow | Gradfin | Emily Horowitz & Chatom Arkin | KPMG | Dianne & Ron Lescinskas | Pam McIntyre | Meelia Family Foundation | Oswald Mondejar & John Verlinden | Beth & Sam Pope | Regina Snowden | Special Needs Companies | Tonneson + Company, PC | Amy Trutor & Travis Kelter
Whether you’re near or far, we’re looking forward to coming together and celebrating our youth, honorees, successes and partnerships. Be sure to register for the event and join us on May 4th!