The press release below was submitted by Kathleen Parente.
On April 27, hundreds of the city’s most prominent philanthropists, physicians and community leaders will come together at the American Heart Association’s Annual Boston Heart Ball to honor Weston resident Ted Kelly, chairman of Liberty Mutual, with the Cor Vitae Corporate Citizenship Award, and Brookline's Dr. Mark E. Josephson of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with the Paul Dudley White Award.
The Cor Vitae Award (Heart of Life) is bestowed annually at the Boston Heart Ball to a member of the corporate community who is committed to enhancing the quality of life through innovation, philanthropy, vision and leadership. This individual also symbolizes the integrity and the values of the American Heart Association. The 2013 Cor Vitae Award will be presented to Ted Kelly, Chairman of Liberty Mutual Insurance.
A resident of Weston, Kelly has been a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association. Mr. Kelly serves on various other community and education boards, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and member of the Board of Directors of the American Ireland Fund. Born in Ireland, Mr. Kelly graduated from Queen's University in Belfast and obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Heart Ball is an elegant, black-tie celebration bringing together more than 500 of Boston’s most prominent business, health care and community leaders for an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. The Heart Ball is the premier social event benefiting the American Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
This year’s ball will be emceed by Tom Riles, audience warm-up comic for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Event sponsors include Euro Pro, Liberty Mutual, Philips, Steward Health Care, Partners Health Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.heart.org/bostonheartball.