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Home for Little Wanderers thanks John Hailer

From left: Chris Egan, Stacey Jacobson, Bob Reynolds, John Hailer, and Joan Wallace-Benjamin at the Home for Little Wanderers spring fling.

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From left: Chris Egan, Stacey Jacobson, Bob Reynolds, John Hailer, and Joan Wallace-Benjamin at the Home for Little Wanderers spring fling.

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The Home for Little Wanderers paid tribute to its board chair John Hailer at the organization’s annual spring fund-raising fling Wednesday. Since becoming chairman in 2005, the CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management has helped the Home raise more than $23 million, build a new campus on 166 acres in Walpole, and open facilities in Plymouth and Roxbury. WCVB-TV’s Liz Brunner emceed the event at the Seaport World Trade Center, with a guest list that included Home for Little Wanderers CEO Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Best Buddies founder Anthony Shriver, BU president Robert Brown, MFS Investments CEO Rob Manning, and the gala’s co-chairs Putnam Investments boss Bob Reynolds, Carruth Capital president Chris Egan, and Deloitte & Touche partner Stacey Jacobson.

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