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2019 Annual Gala
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 The 2019 Gala will be returning to the beautiful Boston Park Plaza on Wednesday May 22, 2019 where we will honor Adrienne M. Penta, JD, AEP®, managing director of Private Banking and founding executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth at Brown Brothers Harriman, as the recipient of the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award! 

Emmy Award winner Kelley Tuthill will guide as through the night as our emcee. We will begin with our invitation only Leadership Reception followed by the Welcome Reception that starts at 5:30pm. We will then enjoy a plated dinner and celebrate the BEPC Excellence Award recipient along with the President's Award recipient. This special night will close with desserts and aperitif.

Individual tickets are $150 and a table of ten is $1,500. Priority seating is given to the BEPC Excellence Award recipient, President's Award recipient, BEPC leadership, and sponsors. Thereafter, seating is based on registration date.

For more information and to register please click one of the buttons below.  


The Boston Estate Planning Council is pleased to announce Adrienne M. Penta, JD, AEP, managing director of Private Banking and founding executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth at Brown Brothers Harriman, as the recipient of the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award! Adrienne Penta joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 2008 and is the executive director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W). Ms. Penta led the creation of the CW&W, which supports women as they create and manage wealth and seeks to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where women can engage in conversations about wealth, family and values. Ms. Penta provides women with the investment, planning and philanthropic resources they need to navigate transitions, help the next generation thrive and plan for the succession of privately-owned businesses.

Ms. Penta was named as a member of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2016 and as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth by Private Asset Management in 2015 and 2016. She serves on several industry- and community-based nonprofit boards. In addition, she speaks and writes on a variety of issues related to women and wealth, family communication and values-based planning.

Prior to joining BBH, Ms. Penta practiced at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and her B.A. in history and political science from Johns Hopkins University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 


Kelley Tuthill is an Emmy Award winning former TV journalist, author and breast cancer survivor/advocate. She is a frequent speaker at businesses and non-profit organizations where she shares her personal story of resilience as well as the inspirational stories of those she covered as a news reporter. She is an engaging emcee, speaker, moderator and host for charity and business events. 

Tuthill serves as the vice president of Marketing and Communications at Regis College in Weston, Mass. She came to Regis after serving 18 years as a reporter and anchor at WCVB- TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She covered many stories of local and national significance including the Boston Marathon bombing. She led the station’s Emmy Award-winning coverage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty trial, which also won three National Headliner Awards. She scored a national exclusive when a law enforcement source gave her the first photo of fugitive mobster James “Whitey” Bulger after his 2011 arrest. Tuthill led the team that won the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s “Best Use of Digital Media” award for multi-platform coverage of the Bulger trial in 2014. Tuthill also reported on the historic 2004 Red Sox World Series Championship run and the Patriots first Super Bowl victory.

A breast cancer survivor, Tuthill poignantly shared her journey with WCVB viewers and on- line users. Her breast cancer blog received more than a million page views. Her series resulted in multiple national Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy. Tuthill was interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America and CNN. She is the co-author of the book You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style.

Tuthill received the 2017 Jimmy Award, which honors celebrities who have committed themselves to the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. She has been recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics, a “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal and featured in the book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations. Tuthill serves on the advisory board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Tuthill is also a member of the Arts and Letters Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame, her alma mater. Tuthill lives outside of Boston with her husband Brendan and their three daughters. 

Thank You to our Gala Sponsors