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Vinfen Celebration of Family Partnerships

Vinfen’s 13th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships will be fully virtual and open to the public! The three-day event will be held Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29, daily, at 6 p.m.

Vinfen’s Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships is back for its 13th year. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we couldn’t let a year go by without honoring the extraordinary partnerships between family members, staff, and the people we serve at Vinfen. This year’s virtual event will be held on Tuesday, October 27, Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29, daily, at 6 p.m.

Join us from the comfort of your home with host Susan Wornick as we celebrate the resilience of the Vinfen community. This multi-day event will include special guests, family and staff spotlights, and exciting new features including the unveiling of a commissioned work of art by renowned Gateway Arts artist Ruby Pearl.

Attendees can expect to enjoy a variety of new and inspiring segments, including:

    • An address from Vinfen President & CEO Dr. Bruce L. Bird
    • Remarks from Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services Jane Ryder and Public Official of the Year Award recipient Senator Julian Cyr
    • A message from Emily Perl Kingsley, a former Emmy Award-winning writer for Sesame Street and parent to an adult with Down syndrome
    • Tribute videos to staff
    • Family spotlight stories
    • The announcement of the Literary and Artistic Contest winners for the people we serve
    • Daily prize drawings

To join us, please RSVP by contacting Amy Kabilian at 617-756-0063 or If you register by Friday, October 9, you will be entered into an early bird prize drawing. The winner will receive a $100 gift card!

How to join the event:

Each day of the event as we approach 6 p.m., you will notice a video available that is ready to view. Click the play button and enjoy the show!

Running late or missed a day’s event? No problem. You can still participate in the fun by watching the daily event videos available on this page.

Program book:

You will find the multi-day program book here. Use the program book to follow along with each day’s program to learn more about our speakers, sponsors, and event components. Additional details to follow.

This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

Special thanks to Last Minute Productions, HUB International, J&F Construction, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

For more information on sponsoring this event, please contact Director of Communications and Development Julie Banda at 617-441-1736 or