Match 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 8th Annual Match Gala! 

Whether you were there in person or in spirit, you’ve helped us celebrate Silver Lining’s courageous young people, our devoted mentors, and our amazing supporters who have enabled us to reach 15 years of service to youth in foster care.
It was incredible to be surrounded by a room full of friends and supporters who heard about our big hairy audacious goal and stepped up to help us raise over half a million dollars!! Together, we sent that thermometer up and unlocked a matching challenge that seemed previously out of reach–it was a record breaking event by all accounts!
Thanks to your generosity, this year Silver Lining Mentoring will provide more than 350 young people with our unique combination of mentoring relationships, life skills and housing support.



The Social Innovation Forum creates positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks. Since 2003, SIF has brought together 95 organizations and more than 2,300 funders. Silver Lining Mentoring, a 2014 Social Innovator, is honored to present the Social Impact Award to this unique organization. 

Match Host Committee

Maurice Bradshaw and Karen Fanning, Chairs
Vanessa Fazio and Justin Pasquariello
Danielle Figueira
Danielle Halderman
Ed Hale
Julie Hall
Alyson and John Hussey
Justin Kang
Scott Knox
Mike and Katie Sutton
Sara and Jim Taylor
Jessica and Josh Lutzker
Tom Shirk and Felipe Lara
Anna Vouros and Curt Lefebvre
Melissa and John Wiesniewski


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Silver Lining Mentoring thanks the more than 250 Guests that joined us for our 2016 Match Gala last June!

A ringing telephone silenced guests at the event so that CEO, Colby Swettberg, could announce how she answered the legendary surprise call that every non-profit in the city longs to receive from New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft.  Click here to continue reading.