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16th Annual Leave No One Behind Gala

Vintage illustration of a woman holding a flag in front of Army, with a New York Times announcing The Armistice.Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts

5:30 PM – Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 PM – Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Program
Black tie optional or join us in celebrating Armistice Day with festive 1918 attire.

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Please join the New England Center and Home for Veterans as we mark the 100th anniversary of The Armistice when the guns fell silent on the Western Front, ending World War I, the Great War. Armistice Day became Veterans Day; a national holiday to honor all of those who have served in the Military on behalf of our great Nation.

For the past 15 years, Leave No One Behind has been the signature fundraising event to support the many programs and services at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV). All proceeds will benefit NECHV’s housing programs, clinical support services, and the onsite Veterans Training School. Each year at Leave No One Behind, a Veteran is recognized with the “Battlefield Citation” for their achievements both during and after their call of duty. The event also honors a corporation and/or an individual who exemplifies the NECHV mission through services for and support of Veterans. This year, the first ever Heart of Service Award will be presented to Kristine DiNardo, M.Ed., LMHC in recognition of her selfless and passionate service to Veterans as NECHV’s Vice President of Human Services.

Master of Ceremonies
Matt Noyes, Chief Meteorologist, NBC10 Boston and NECN

Our National Anthem
Heidi Willson, Navy Veteran

Battlefield Citation
Steve Creedon

The Brian A. Brooks Distinguished Service to Veterans Award
Captain Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Retired), Medal of Honor Recipient

Heart of Service Award
Kristine E. DiNardo, M.Ed, LMHC

For more information about this year’s event, please contact Nicole Hand at 617-997-1065 or

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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