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2Life’s 2023 annual fundraising gala — a huge success!

We had an amazing evening honoring Irma Schretter and Roger Cassin with the L'Dor VaDor award for their influential impact on affordable housing for older adults. Thanks to you, we raised over half a million dollars to continue to provide opportunities for more seniors to age in community and thrive. Take a look at the video we shared featuring 2Life residents and staff.

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2023 L'Dor Vador Award

Recognizing Irma Schretter and Roger Cassin for advancing the field of affordable housing

Meaning “from generation to generation,” the L’Dor VaDor award honors those people who have made a significant impact on and demonstrated a commitment to supporting the work of 2Life Communities. This year we honor Irma Schretter and Roger Cassin. During their careers, both were pioneers in the creation and management of affordable housing, advancing the field in ways that still yield benefits today. We’re proud they have been such strong supporters of 2Life’s mission and are thrilled to honor them this year.

Gala Sponsors and Supporters

2Life Communities gratefully acknowledges the following corporate and individual sponsors and supporters whose financial contributions help further our mission to make vibrant, purpose-filled community living available to all older adults.

If you or your organization would like to support the mission of 2Life through a direct donation or event sponsorship, please email Jaymie Saks or call 617-912-8466.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors: The Cassin / Schretter Family, Dellbrook JKS, and Combines Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)



Raising The Roof 2023 | Innovators: Claire & Ed Saxe | Commercial Cleaning Service | Colantonio | Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

The event will start at 6:30 pm.

The event will be held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445

A plentiful menu of Kosher heavy hors d’oeuvres, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, will be provided by Catering by Andrew. Wine and a special “signature” cocktail will also be available.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a theater-style program. Guests will not be seated at formal tables.

Free valet parking will be available at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.

Elevated business/cocktail attire is requested. We will be standing on a lawn, so appropriate shoes are recommended.

2Life Communities is following all current local and state mandates regarding COVID-19,  and reserves the right to require proof of vaccination or testing status should there be an increased need to ensure guest safety if infection rates rise. We encourage guests to test at home prior to the event.


The Bickoff and Elfman Families
Brookline Bank
Carmel Movers
Michael Cassin and Nastaran Hakimi
Peter Cassin
Element Care
Lynne and Stuart Elfland
Patricia Weiss Fagen
Linda and Michael Frieze
Jacquelyn and Howard Furman
Merle and James Grandberg
Highland Street Foundation
Susan Hobson and Michael Putziger
Donna and Martin Kalikow
Faith and Bernie Kaplan
Klein Hornig LLP
Wendy and Dan Kraft
Arlene and Richard Levin
Cheryl and Steven Nichols
Nixon Peabody LLP
Lia and Bill Poorvu
Myrna Putziger
Rockport Mortgage Corporation
Allan and Sandra Ropper
Amy Schectman and Mitchell Rosenberg
Fran and Ed Shifman
Claire Sokoloff and Robert Gifford
Harold Stahler
Suffolk Construction
Wells Fargo


Chestnut Hill Realty
DiMella Schaffer Associates Inc.
Eastern Bank Foundation
Grinnell Mechanical
Kym and Clifford Long
Jim Regis
Risk Strategies Company
Marcia Rosenberg
Cheryl and Jeff Sacks
Tech Networks of Boston
Tripi Engineering Services
Trish and Tom Cassin
Lisa and Neil Wallack
David Zaltas



Maria Benet and Joe Geller
Ellen and Donald Bloch
Greg and Vivian Contente
Alice Cutler
Mary D'Agostine and Kenneth Grandberg
Laura and Bruce Efron
ESI Waterproofing and Masonry, Inc.
Ellen Feingold
Renee and Steve Finn
Melissa Fish-Crane
Karen Fish-Will
Flynn Law Group
Goulston & Storrs
Carol and Robert Hausman
Elizabeth Kass
Elizabeth Krupp-Fish and Mike Fish
Levine Chapels
Janet and Gary Lilienthal
McPhail Associates
MetroHousing Boston
Perkins Eastman
Norman and Susan Posner
Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA)
Prime Buchholz LLC
Rockland Trust
Samuel Ross
Rachel and Adam Scott
Gail and David Schecter
David J. Solimine, Jr. and Magnolia Contreras
Wendy Traynor and Hal Mason
Debra Yanofsky and Steve Shulman



Raising the Roof Event Committee

Maria Benet and Joe Geller

Michael Cassin and Nastaran Hakimi

Peter Cassin

Kenna Conley and Bobby Allen

Laura and Bruce Efron

Diane and Charles Eisenberg

Lynne and Stuart Elfland

Melissa Fish-Crane

Karen Fish-Will

Elizabeth Krupp Fish and Mike Fish

Merle and James Grandberg

Donna and Marty Kalikow

Wendy and Dan Kraft

Bette Ann Libby and David Begelfer

Eileen and Bill MacKenzie

Jenn and Vivo Moshe

Cheryl and Steven Nichols


Myrna Putziger

Jim Regis

Cheryl and Jeffrey Sacks 

Claire and Edward Saxe

Fran and Edward Shifman

Harold Stahler

Candace and Lee Steingisser

 Judy and Bob Weber

Karen and Gilbert Winn