19th Annual
Women's Breakfast

October 19, 2017 – 8am-9:30am

October 19, 2017 – 8am-9:30am

Save the date for our 19th Annual Women’s Breakfast!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Westin Copley, Boston
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

We are excited to welcome Wes Moore as this year’s keynote speaker! Wes is a decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate, and CEO of BridgeEDU, a national initiative focusing on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the Freshman Year of college. He is also the author of two instant New York Times bestselling books, The Other Wes Moore, and The Work.

He is the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Executive Producer and host of Coming Back with Wes Moore which follows veterans as they reintegrate back into society. Wes is also the executive producer for the PBS documentary, All the Difference, which follows two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

Ticket details to follow. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Breakfast, please contact us.

“Here is the most important thing for all of you to know. When I walk into the Children’s Center, I feel like I AM somebody. And when my children are in that building, they are not homeless children. They are just children who want to play and learn and who are full of smiles.”  -Mother of a child enrolled in a Horizons early education center


$50,000 Achieving the Impossible
MFS Investment Management Logo

$25,000 Coloring Outside the Lines
Sandra and Paul Edgerley
Linda Mason* and Roger Brown
Mazzella Family Charitable Fund, Lauren* and Joseph Mazzella

$15,000 Strengthening our Families
Bain Capital Logo
Tim and Debb Diggins
Michael* and Barbara Eisenson
Susan Whitehead*

$10,000 Advocating for Change
Bright Horizons Logo
Liberty Mutual logo

Old Ironsides Energy Logo

Turner Logo

Luly and Maurice* Samuels


$7,500 Educating Future Leaders

Matt Epstein* and Deborah Hiatt


$5,000 Inspiring Imagination
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC
Citadel Securities
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Genzyme Corporation
Sarah A. Nielsen*
Sue & Dan O’Connell
Laurie and Peter Thomsen
Webster Bank
Linda J. Wondrack

$3,500 Building Bright Futures
Susie and Scott Allen
Boathouse Group Inc.
Boston Trust & Investment Management Company
Burns & Levinson LLP
Charles River Associates
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
CSN New England
Glenn* and Kim Engler
Financial Engines
HUB International/Colonial Life
Ipswich Bay Glass Company
John Hancock Financial Services
Manganaro Northeast, LLC
Marsh & McClennan Agency
Pamela Mann and David Baron
Neighborhood Health Plan
New England Legal Search, Ltd.
Pinnacle Piping and Service Corporation
Santander Bank
Barbara Shapiro*
David Sprows
Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Wolf & Company, P.C.


Co-Chair: Maurice Ahearn, HUB International
Co-Chair: Karen Walsh, MFS Investment Management
Egan Cammack, Convexity Capital
Elizabeth Crowley, Burns & Levinson
Michelle Hicks, GMO
Meaghan Hooper-Berdik, Turner Construction Company
Jennifer Lee, CRA International
Melissa MacDonnell, Liberty Mutual
Sue O’Connell, Wellington Management
Betsy Rath, Clough Capital
Kristen Scott, Natixis
Daniele Serafini, Adage Capital
Ian Skinner, HUB International
Janice Sturchio, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Karen Tammaro, MFS Investment Management
Heidi Vanni, Boston Trust
Ashley Wade, Communispace Corporation

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