November 8, 2019, was a SPARK-tacular evening celebrating Jeanne Pinado’s 20th anniversary as CEO at Madison Park Development Corporation and paying homage to Hibernian Hall’s stalwart support of arts & culture in Roxbury, MA. Over 200 people joined them for a beautiful event which included remarks from Mayor Marty Walsh, who praised Jeanne’s contributions to the neighborhood and the city; Representative Byron Rushing, who spoke about the fascinating history of MPDC starting in the 1960s; and Councilor Kim Janey who presented a City Council Resolution recognizing Jeanne and her numerous accomplishments.
Ransom Productions took a back seat for the event planning portion of this event and, this time, was brought in to facilitate the opportunity bid, a first for MPDC. Ransom Productions worked with MPDC over two months to train volunteers, speakers, & an auctioneer and served as the opportunity bid manager the evening of the event. This first-time fundraising effort brought in an astounding $20,000+ with the help of Ransom Productions!