|2019 Annual Gala|
The BEPC Gala Committee is pleased to announce that we will be returning to the beautiful Boston Park Plaza on Wednesday May 22, 2019 with Emmy Award winner Kelley Tuthill as our emcee for the 2019 Gala. We will begin with our concurrent Leadership and Welcome Receptions at 5:30pm followed by a plated dinner and BEPC Excellence Award Ceremony along with dessert and aperitifs to close out this special night.
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.