At the 2024 Boston Marathon, Team Brookline runners crossed the finish line with a resounding display of determination and solidarity, raising over $340,000 for the team’s five charity partners. The 35 runners, including 16 athletes fundraising for The Brookline Center, included novice marathoners and seasoned veterans.  

“The energy on Marathon Monday was incredible,” said Team Brookline Manager Stephanie Cave. “We are in awe of every athlete who represented Team Brookline—their hard work and fundraising efforts are truly inspirational.” 

A collaborative fundraising program established by the Town of Brookline and conceived and managed by The Brookline Center, Team Brookline raises funds for five organizations: The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Library Foundation, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and Brookline Teen Center. Over the past decade, nearly 400 Team Brookline athletes have competed in the Boston Marathon and raised more than $3.3 million for our charity partners. 

“Team Brookline epitomizes strength and unity. As we celebrate our runners’ achievements, we are profoundly grateful for their generosity and proud of the collective difference they make each year for Brookline-based charities,” said Nancy Vineberg, Chief Development Officer of The Brookline Center. 

The athletes running to raise funds for The Brookline Center this year were: Lauren Alverson, Sam Bunis, Capria Cole, Greg Cole, Oluwabusola Fagbemiro, Nick Kruger, Mattigan Moran, Molly Pomeroy, Thida Peou, Cathy Stahl, Shawn Wright, and Heather Zimmerman. Additionally, Jackie Guilliemette, Drew Nikolai, Tunji Sangoleye, and Randee Siegel were general Team Brookline runners who’s fundraising also benefited The Brookline Center. 

Together, this group raised over $142,000 to help expand access to mental health care in our community and beyond.  

“I run for The Brookline Center because I believe that everyone deserves a chance to receive the support they need and that no one should be so burdened by the stress of not being able to access that help that they are afraid to seek it out,” said Team Brookline athlete, Cathy Stahl. “I run to help provide The Brookline Center with the opportunity to spread their helping hands as far as they are needed.”