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, & auctioneer and served as the opportunity bid manager the evening of the event. This first time fundraising effort was able to bring in an astounding $20,000 with the help of Ransom Productions!