An Evening of Hope and Discovery


We celebrated our fifth annual Evening of Hope and Discovery on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The evening featured a fabulous silent auction, live music, delicious catered refreshments, stunning views of the Charles River, and access to exhibits in the Museum’s fascinating collection. Our keynote speaker was Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Proceeds from the evening will support Families for Depression Awareness and our programs for teens and families.

About Secretary Sudders

Secretary Marylou Sudders leads the largest executive agency in Massachusetts state government and is responsible for a $22 billion budget, twelve agencies, and 22,000 public servants. Professionally trained as a social worker, Secretary Sudders has been a public official, private non-profit executive, advocate, and college professor. She served as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Mental Health from 1996 to 2003.


About the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation encourages and inspires future innovation in America by exploring the historical impact of industry on American culture, examining the dynamic processes of invention and innovation, celebrating our location in Waltham as a foundation of the American Industrial Revolution, connecting the expertise of older generations with the inquisitiveness of young people, and delighting audiences of all ages with an educational and engaging museum experience.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors

Photos coming soon!

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