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Signs of Spring Gala 2016


Signs of Spring Remix!

A gala remix?  Yep!  As we head into our 17th annual gala, we decided it was time to change it up a bit.  We're planning some BIG changes for next year and decided to go ahead and mix it up this year too by changing the venue, the time, and the format.  This year's event is designed to be more social.  The cocktail reception format will allow lots of time to meet and greet friends and do more networking.  There will also be plenty of time to bid on our great auction items and help us raise important funds to support our programs and services.

We'll also be offering a special toast during our event and showing off TLC's new logo!  (Read below for more info!)

Tickets Now On Sale!

Join us on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at The Verve Crowne Plaza Natick-Boston for our Signs of Spring cocktail reception and auction.

This event brings together over 250 of TLC’s supporters from the Metro West and the deaf and hard of hearing communities for a glimpse into the vibrant culture of The Learning Center. 

Buy tickets here: www.tlcdeaf.org/GalaTix


Become a Sponsor

Partner with Us to Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Thrive!

As we strive to raise $115,000+ during this year's gala, we need your support.  We are extremely grateful to those who step up to become sponsors, underwriters, and patrons.  Your gifts help us provide a fun and festive evening to celebrate our mission and vision and most importantly, they help us provide critical funds to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.  Please consider making a donation and becoming a sponsor, underwriter, or patron for this year's event.

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities: Sponsor Packet

For a list of current sponsors: 2016 Sponsors


Join us for a Special Toast!

During the evening we will be offering a special toast to three of our leaders who are retiring at the end of this academic year: Judy Jacobs, director of Marie Philip School, Carol Nelson, early childhood director, and Nancy Vincent, parent infant coordinator.

Join us in celebrating the impact these leaders have made on the students and families we serve.




Launching a new TLC logo

As we prepare to launch a new logo and visual identity system for The Learning Center for the Deaf, we will unveil the new design at our 17th annual Signs of Spring gala.  You won't want to miss a chance to be among the first to see this INSPIRING new logo and learn more about how it was developed and what it means.

It's going to be sweet!  So to celebrate all the ways TLC inspires those it serves, each guest will go home with a sweet treat from Georgetown Cupcakes with our new logo on it.


Donate an Auction Item

We have some great auction items already lined up, but we're looking for additional items to add to our silent and live auction.  We're specifically looking for:

  • Red Sox, Celtics, Pats, Bruins, or Revs tickets
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Hotel or B&B gift certificates
  • Week long vacation packages
  • Unique, one of a kind experiences

Please consider donating an items or asking your friends/relatives or businesses that you frequent to support The Learning Center for the Deaf by making a donation.

Our auction items will be available online through Bidding for Good starting May 1 so those near and far can bid on the items even if they aren't able to attend the event.  Stay tuned for more details!

For info on donating an auction item: Auction Donation Form

For a list of current auction items: 2016 Auction items

Back by Popular Demand

We are pleased to welcome back, Sherry Truhlar from Red Apple Auctions!  After landing on two television shows within months of graduating from auctioneering school, Sherry decided to leave the corporate world behind and devote herself to her new profession. Today, she and her team at Red Apple Auctions work with hundreds of nonprofits across the USA annually, helping each one to host a crowd-pleasing benefit auction.


For additional information on our gala and how you can become a sponsor, donate an auction item, or make a donation to support The Learning Center for the Deaf, contact Erin Cunha at 508-879-5110 x351 or email erin_cunha@tlcdeaf.org

Gala 2015 Overview

Visit our Gala Sponsors page for complete list.

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