Special Events

Sincere thanks to those who attended and supported our spring fundraising dinner, An Evening of Hope and Possibility. The event raised more than $300,000 for technology and program enhancements throughout May Institute.

View the event photos

You can still participate in the Fund A Need with a donation of any amount!

  • $500 will allow each of our schools to download a Speech app – like TouchChat - for the iPad.
  • A gift at that level supports the purchase of noise-canceling headphones to avoid overstimulation.
  • $300 will help fund a music therapist to work with the individuals in our care.
  • Or it funds the purchase of a virtual reality headset that can be used to teach individuals how to act in social or community settings.
  • $150 could purchase supplies to offer Special Olympics at our schools.
  • It also will help with art supplies for one of our day hab sites in your community.


Thank you for your support of May Institute!


To serve on the Hope and Possibility planning committee for 2019 contact Michelle Hunt at mhunt@mayinstitute.org



2018 Partners

Benefactor’s Circle



Guardian Circle



Advocates Circle



Providers Circle


Circle of Independence

Anderson Plumbing and Heating

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Lewis and Ina Heafitz

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Joan Solotar

W.B. Mason

Circle of Dignity

BostonbeaN Coffee Company

Equitable Bank

Fenno Trust

Ellen and Craig Hollis

Circle of Respect

Hays Companies Insurance Brokerage

Jackson Lewis, PC

Merchants Fleet Management

Shire, PLC

WORK, Inc.

Table Captains

Debra Blair

Lee Ann Fatalo

Martha Sloan Felch

Sheila and Tim Finnerty

Jocelyn Frederick

Joan Goldberg

Jonathan Katz

Mary Lou Maloney

John Murphy

Nancy Nager

Donald Ricciato

Dr. Lauren Solotar

Dr. Ralph Sperry

Sophie Yang

Stephen Young

Robert Yelton