Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced yesterday that Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay will serve as the event chairs for the 25th Annual Boston Pops on Nantucket set for August 13th.
The Percelays will oversee the largest event of the year on Nantucket featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a special guest that will be announced at a later date.
“We recognize the critical importance of the POPS concert to the hospital’s financial health and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Bruce Percelay.
The annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for the hospital, with all the net proceeds utilized to sustain the hospital’s operations. This year’s event will mark the 25th year for the Boston Pops on Nantucket at Jetties Beach, with general admission ticket sales beginning online this Spring.
For many years, the Percelays have been major supporters of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, with Bruce serving as the chairman for the hospital’s capital campaign which raised over $120 million dollars for the new hospital facility and the community.
Outside of NCH, the Percelays have been involved with numerous philanthropic endeavors, with Bruce driving the development of Nantucket’s Whaling Museum, as well as serving as a Board Member of Massachusetts General Hospital, chairman of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and as former chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bruce is chairman and founder of the Mount Vernon Company, a real estate development company in Boston and chairman and the publisher of N Magazine and Nantucket Current.
Elisabeth Percelay is currently serving on the board of Nantucket Cottage Hospital and is the chairman of the board of both the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County and the First Dutch School in Boston. She is an international tax lawyer and managing director at Ernst & Young.