The Ilene Beal Charitable Foundation
We are grateful to The Ilene Beal Charitable Foundation for their generous philanthropic contribution in support of our gardens and landscaping. We hope this peaceful outdoor space will provide a place for families to take time to breathe in the fresh air and relax for a moment or two. While Ilene passed away at the age of 69 on August 1, 2015 after living with cancer for many years, we believe she would have been delighted to know that she helped provide a space for families to enjoy nature and the beauty of the world around us.
Ilene was a graduate of Wellesley College and a devoted member of the Class of 1967. She enjoyed an extremely successful career in the Boston banking community spanning three decades. She was a female pioneer in the field and served as a kind, thoughtful and encouraging mentor to countless young women as they pursued their own dreams of a career in finance. Ilene was known for her intelligence, meticulous attention to detail, dedication and generosity of spirit.
Ilene’s legacy lives on through her beloved friends, college classmates and colleagues and the work of the Ilene Beal Charitable Foundation. We hope our families will take time to enjoy the lovely space in The House’s yard supported by Ilene’s foundation.
To learn more about The Ilene Beal Charitable Foundation and Ilene’s life please visit The Foundation’s website here.
The Flatley Foundation
The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer is greatly appreciative of the generous and thoughtful support provided by The Flatley Foundation to help us continue to provide a comfortable and safe home away from home for those families that need us most. This year due to COVID-19, The House made the difficult decision to cancel our 25th annual golf tournament and auction which is our largest and most successful fundraising initiative of the year. The Flatley Foundation graciously and generously stepped in to provide the current use funds we rely on to keep The House open and available to children with cancer and their parents 365 days a year.
The Flatley Foundation was established through the generosity of Thomas J. and Charlotte E. Flatley many years ago. Their vision was to provide ongoing support to local and national causes largely focused on health care, education and other social-service related nonprofits. Given Mrs. Flatley’s nursing education, we hope she would have been particularly delighted to be able to help provide access to outstanding health care to young children. Their legacy and generosity of spirit lives on through their children and the significant impact their philanthropy has had for so many. The Foundation’s mission based on a quote from Mother Teresa of “A hand in need is helped by a hand in deed” has been demonstrated by their generosity to The Boston House this year. We remain forever grateful.
The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation
The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer is grateful to The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation for their generous unrestricted leadership gift in support of The House’s current use needs which is critical in enabling us to continue to be here for those families that need us most. Especially during these challenging times of COVID-19, we are committed to keeping our doors open to provide as safe of a home away from home as possible.
The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation was established in 2011 by Harold Brown, late founder and chairman emeritus of the Hamilton Company. Mr. Brown was known for his generosity, quick wit and no-nonsense approach. From the beginning, The Foundation has focused their support on Boston charities, nonprofits and neighborhoods that The Hamilton Company serves. They are especially dedicated to providing philanthropic support to educational, recreational and other organizations that serve children. Mr. Brown’s family foundation, with his brother Ronald serving as their chairman, continues his long and admired legacy of generosity to their neighbors.
The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer is most grateful for the generous philanthropic support from One Mission through the Lift One Burden initiative which is helping us provide a no-cost home away from home for our families over the next two years. Families who have a child with cancer are burdened by many long- and short-term financial consequences which oftentimes includes requiring the need to secure housing close to the hospital. One Mission helps to “lift one burden” by providing a home away from home for the families that need it most. We can hear the sigh of relief when we share with families as they check-in at The House that the room charge for their stay is being supported by One Mission.
After Ashley and Ari Haseotes’ son received successful cancer treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, they knew in their hearts that they wanted to help other families facing similar challenges. Since 2009, the organization has provided over $12.2 million of support to families through a wide range of important programs including Lift One Burden. One Mission is committed to doing whatever it takes to help children with cancer and their families. To date, One Mission has provided support to over 25,000 families and is known for their annual head shaving fundraiser, the “One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer.” The love, compassion and sensitivity that they provide to families is their ultimate gift.