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NECHV & Arbella Insurance Foundation Receive Corporate Citizenship Award

The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) and the Arbella Insurance Foundation, the charitable foundation of the Arbella Insurance Group, recently received the honor of being selected as one of the Boston Business Journal’s (BBJ) Partners of the Year. The honor recognizes nonprofits and businesses that have worked together to have an immediate and lasting impact in the local community. The awards ceremony was held at Fenway Park on September 7, 2017.

The Arbella Insurance Foundation’s relationship with the NECHV stretches back to 2006. Since that time, the foundation has contributed to the Center to financially support programs and services that help Veterans meet their goals of sustainable, independent living. Arbella has also been a long time sponsor of the annual Leave No One Behind Gala, and was a presenting sponsor in 2016.

Learn more about the BBJ Partners of the Year program.

Read the BBJ feature to learn more about how the Arbella Insurance Foundation is making a difference in the lives of local Veterans with the NECHV.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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