Creating Opportunities Through Health & Education

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you, inviting you to join us on an exciting journey into the future. Mark your calendars for September 15, 2023, as we proudly unveil the Tania M. Barber Learning Institute at our annual fundraising gala, taking place at the exquisite MGM Springfield Aria Ballroom.

CHC Gala 2023


Date and Time

September 15, 2023
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Venue Location

MGM Springfield Aria Ballroom
1 MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103

Under the captivating theme of “The Future is Blue – Creating Opportunities Through Health and Education,” our gala aims to raise $150,000 dedicated to the establishment of the Learning Institute. With this ambitious goal, we aspire to train and empower the next generation of healthcare professionals, shaping a brighter tomorrow for our community and beyond.

chc lady in blue


Patricia Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience.” With more than 20 years on the lecture circuit, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best.

Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well-researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector. She is distinguished and distinct.

Her style is classified as “big, broad and animated”, which leaves her audiences anxious for more.

Together, we can make a significant impact on healthcare and education, creating a world filled with limitless possibilities. Join us in supporting this remarkable initiative and be a part of transforming lives through education and innovation. 

Embark on this journey with us, where the future shines bright, and opportunities flourish.

2023 Honorees

Gala Honoree Image

Welcome to the future of care and education at Caring Health Center!

CHC Learning Institute Building 1
CHC Learning Institute Building 2


Caring Health Center’s Tania M. Barber Learning Institute is committed to providing the FQHC workforce with equitable opportunities to develop and sustain thriving, satisfying, and upwardly mobile careers in community healthcare.

The Future is Blue Fundraising Gala will support our learning opportunities through medical and dental entry training, career growth, and advancement among members of the community we serve.

CHC Learning Institute Students

By joining with us in this endeavor, your generous support will help fund the future of healthcare workforce development in Greater Springfield and change lives for the better.

Through “Lifting Others Up,” we will fill the need for a well-trained, quality workforce to meet the needs of the community today and in the years to come.