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Comprehensive Benefit Administrators Hosts 10th Annual "The Mike" Golf Invitational
The event raised more than $87,000 to benefit The New England Center for Children
More than 140 golfers and philanthropists gathered to support the event, founded by Michael and Lori McKenna, which is named in honor of their son Mike who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old. Mike has been a student at The New England Center for Children for 12 years. The event raised more than $87,130 this year and has raised $625,000 overall.
All proceeds support the NECC Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides resources to fund research on early intensive behavioral instruction, ensure NECC students have the best equipment to meet individual learning needs, support vocational training, provide graduate training opportunities for teachers, promote the ACE® ABA Software System, and allow NECC to share educational research findings with clinicians and teachers around the world.
"We are thrilled with the turn out and the support from the community," said Michal McKenna, founder and president of Comprehensive Benefits. "The New England Center for Children offers students a remarkable and life changing education. They provide the support and services that the students and their families need. We hope to continue to raise needed funds for many years to come."
The title sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, has supported the event for 10 years. Thanks to additional event sponsors Fallon Health, Neighborhood Health Plan, Russelectric, Shields Health Care Group, Unum, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, The Cully Family, 1.800MD LLC, Cafeteria Plan Advisors, Mantra Computing, WEX Health, Members Insurance Agency, Ben E. Fits, PR First, MetLife, Commonwealth Payroll & HR, Middlesex Bank, Driscoll Agency, Cigna New England, Heritage Financial, Rockland Trust, Read Insurance & Financial Services, Sullivan Insurance Group, Lee Kennedy Company, and Pfautz Consulting Group.
The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) is a world leader in education, research, and technology for children with autism. For more than 40 years, our community of teachers, researchers, and clinicians have been transforming lives and offering hope to children with autism and their families. NECC's award-winning services include home-based, day, and residential programs; public school partnerships and consulting; the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute; the ACE® ABA Software System currently used by more than 6,100 students and teachers in 27 states and 10 countries; and ABAplus, an online professional learning platform for educators. NECC received the 2017 Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA). A 501c3 non-profit, The New England Center for Children is based in Southborough, MA, and operates a center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. More information is available at www.necc.org.
About Comprehensive Benefit Administrators
Comprehensive Benefit Administrators (ww.cbacompanies.com), previously known as Partners Benefit Group, was founded by Norwell resident Michael McKenna. Under his direction, the firm changed its name to Comprehensive Benefit Administrators to more accurately reflect the wider scope of services that the company offers. Comprehensive Benefit Administrators (CBA) combines traditional brokerage services with specialty services such as advocacy, claims administration, benefits expertise, and compliance, to provide customers with extensive capabilities through one source. Offering a wide range of resources, Partners Benefit Group division, specializing in medical, dental, life, disability and group health insurance; their Reimbursement Specialists, Inc. division, a third-party claims administrator advising companies on how to save on their healthcare costs through creative healthcare funding options; and ComplianceSource, a division which advises and assists companies in becoming compliant with federal organizations. To learn more about the company, visit www.cbacompanies.com or call (877) 993-5600. Comprehensive Benefit Administrators is located at 120 Longwater Drive, Suite 102, Norwell, MA 02061, and has a second location at 100 S. Ashley Drive, Tampa., FL.
PHOTO CAPTION: The McKenna Family at "The Mike" Golf Invitational: