Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner

Ninth Annual HRS Award Dinner Set Thursday, May 15, 2014

The ninth annual Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner to benefit The Human Relations Service (HRS) is May 15, 2014. This year’s event is unique because we are turning the tables on our longtime emcee, Susan Wornick. Instead of asking her to help us honor someone else, we’re honoring her.

Susan is the legendary news anchor and consumer and investigative reporter for WCVB-TV News Center 5. Over her celebrated career she has contributed to the well-being of our community and many others—indeed, to the entire Greater Boston area—not just through her reporting, but through her extensive charitable work.  It is a privilege to honor her.  The event will be emceed by Bob Lobel.  

The event will take place at the Hunnewell House at Elm Bank of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley. It will feature celebrity chefs, fine wines and a silent and live auction. Cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner, awards presentation and live auction begin at 7:00 p.m.

At HRS, we help families and children overcome problems and lead fuller, richer lives. And we help strengthen the well-being of our community. We are its safety net when crisis and tragedy strike. The news is full of stories that have demonstrated dramatically the need for mental health services of the kind we provide. The money raised at this event helps us serve local children and families regardless of ability to pay. Your past generosity has helped us fulfill this vital mission. We ask you to stand with us again.

Please lend your support by purchasing a table, reserving tickets, purchasing an advertisement in the program book or by making a donation. Every contribution helps offset the challenges brought on by changes in the economy, and reductions in health care funding, and allows HRS to be available to all who need its services.

Click here to download our RSVP form. Print and mail this form to The Arnold Kerzner Award Dinner, c/o KMC Productions, Inc., 222 Forbes Road, Suite 207, Braintree, MA 02184 or fax it to 781-356-6617. Feel free to call HRS’s Director of Development, Donna Poretsky, or KMC Productions at 781-356-6616.


Past Award Winners

2013 – Former HRS Presidents, Karen Benjamin of Weston and David Dinwoodey of Wellesley

2012 – Dr. Cheryl Maloney, Superintendent of the Weston Public Schools

2011 – Lea Anderson of Wayland
            and Harriet Warshaw of Wellesley

2010 – Rob Evans, EdD

2009 – Steve and Joan Belkin

2008 – Cathy Milton and Alice Peisch

2007 – Ralph Earle, Jr., MD

2006 – Dr. Kerzner himself