19th Annual
Women's Breakfast

CHANGING LIVES BEFORE LUNCH
October 19, 2017 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

CHANGING LIVES BEFORE LUNCH
October 19, 2017 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

We’ll see you at our 19th Annual Women’s Breakfast!
Dress code is business casual.

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

The annual Women’s Breakfast is an inspirational morning for attendees who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless children and families. This year’s event will feature special guest Geoffrey Canada.  Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. Canada was prominently featured in the Davis Guggenheim documentary Waiting for “Superman.” Canada’s work has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and more.


Emcee of this year’s event, Trenni Kusnierek, is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter and anchor on NBC Sports Boston. She has worked in the sports  journalism field since 2000.


This year we will be honoring First Lady Lauren Baker for her dedication to serving at-risk children, including those at  Horizons.

“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

Online ticket sales are now closed. For questions or to purchase tickets, please call our main office: 617-553-5455.

Corporate Sponsors:

Achieving The Impossible - $50,000

Coloring Outside The Lines - $25,000

Strengthening Our Families - $15,000

Advocating For Change - $10,000

Inspiring Imagination - $5,000

Building Bright Futures - $3,500

Individual Sponsors:

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

Strengthening Our Families – $15,000
Debb & Tim Diggins
Michael* & Barbara Eisenson
Susan Whitehead*

Advocating for Change – $10,000
Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Kate* & Ford O’Neil
Luly & Maurice* Samuels

Inspiring Imaginations – $5,000
Pamela Mann & David Baron
Sarah* and Dana Nielsen
Sue* & Daniel O’Connell
Molly K. Shannon
Barbara Shapiro*
Laurie & Peter Thomsen
Susan & Michael Thonis
Linda J. Wondrack

Building Bright Futures – $3,500
Susie & Scott Allen
Glenn* & Kim Engler
Michelle & Cam Hicks
Joan & Edward Shankle

2017 Event Committee

Co-Chair: Karen Walsh*, MFS Investment Management
Co-Chair: Michelle Hicks, GMO
Maurice Ahearn, HUB International
Egan Cammack, Convexity Capital
Teresa Chope, Boost Journeys
Elizabeth Crowley*, Burns & Levinson
Meaghan Hooper-Berdik, Turner Construction Company
Sue O’Connell*, Wellington Management
Daniele Serafini, Adage Capital
Ian Skinner, HUB International
Janice Sturchio*, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Karen Tammaro, MFS Investment Management
Ashley Wade, Communispace Corporation

* denotes Horizons Board member

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