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social capitalist luncheon

SCI AmeriCorps Member Gives Speech About Food Rescue Program

One of the highlights at our 6th annual Social Capitalist Luncheon was when SCI AmeriCorps member, Brittany Bertone delivered a captivating speech on how she has been making a difference in Fall River at her host site, the United Neighbors of Fall River. 

Although it does not have quite the same impact as hearing it in person, here are Brittany's remarks from the 2013 SCI Luncheon:

I’m standing in a gymnasium surrounded by three-hundred crates of bananas.  That’s approximately 30,000 bananas. At that moment I received a call my from site supervisor, Wendy Garf-Lipp. “How’s the bananas situation” she asks, to which I reply “I am currently assessing the situation at hand”Read more

Recap of 2013 Social Capitalist Luncheon

We hope you were able to join us for the 6th annual Social Capitalist Luncheon, but if not, we have a quick recap of the day's events!

Over 365 guests attended, which is the most guests we've ever had! The event was a tremendous success and we were able to raise over $75,000 to continue our efforts to connect for community impact.

This year, we had a great group of honorees including Josh Kraft, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, and Robert Lewis, Jr., previously VP for Program at the Boston Foundation and currently starting his own nonprofit called Home BASE. Josh Kraft and Robert Lewis, Jr. both received the 2013 Idealist award for their amazing contributions in our communities.Read more

Join the SCImpact Conversation

We asked our guests at the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon some questions to uncover how social capital is being raised in their communities. Even though the event has ended, we are continuing the conversation and we want to hear your thoughts!

To join in on the conversation, answer these questions below using the hashtag #SCImpact. 

Please answer the following questions by first tweeting the number of the question (i.e. A1), your response, and then #SCImpact:

For example: A1 People in Woburn connected via social media to raise $ for those in need of emergency fuel assistance this winter. #SCImpact

Q1 What's an interesting way people have connected in your community to address a local need?

Q2 Do you know your neighbors?

Q3 What community issue are you most passionate about?

Q4 What is something you have done to bring diverse people together?

Q5 Does your neighborhood have activities that bring people together?Read more

SCI Recent Donation Coverage in the Woburn Daily Times

"Bill Sullivan a Gold Sponsor of SCI Luncheon"

Recently, Bill Sullivan, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, joined SCI as a Gold Level sponsor at our annual SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon. Sullivan is a lifelong Woburn resident and frequently supports many causes in the community. SCI is immensely grateful for his generous support of our mission to strengthen communities by building social capital.

This wonderful story was featured in Woburn's Daily Times Chronicle. To read the excerpt that was featured , click here.

2012 SCI Luncheon Remarks by Bob Giannino-Racine

Bob Giannin-Racine delivering remarks

I want to begin my remarks by thanking everyone that has come out to support me today. This truly is a very, very special day for me and I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me to be surrounded by so many people who I admire, respect and love. Thank you for lifting me up today and always and I hope that I can return your generosity and support many times over. There's so many of you that I want to thank individually or in groups, but I'm afraid that I'd either miss someone or some group or not do any of you justice. So, with your permission, I'd like to just give you all one big collective hug and share with you my deep, deep gratitude, appreciation and love for everything that you've done - and that you'll continue to do - to support me.Read more

Laura Santel Delivered a Speech at the 2010 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon

"Before I moved to Boston, I used to smile at people as I passed on the sidewalk. This was normal in my native St. Louis. I thought this was normal everywhere, but my simple gesture produced very strange reactions in my new home: a sudden fascination with foliage, trash, anything but eye contact; or an over-eager look that said, “Hey, baby, how you doing?” After a week, I gave up. After four years, I was ready to move back to a place where I felt people looked out for each other just a bit more.

So why am I still here?

Flash forward to a night just a few weeks ago. I am standing in an elementary school cafeteria – actually, standing is not the right word. I am surrounded by activity – I greet Zori’s mom and hand her a summer resource guide packet, congratulate first grader Jennixsa on the dance performance she has just completed, and check in to make sure the thirty organizations that have come to present information on summer programs have everything they need at their tables.Read more

2012 Social Capitalist Luncheon Host Committee

Joel Abrams
Brett Alessi
Bobby Belle
Allison Burman Gordon
Heidi Brooks
Carolyn Casey
Gerald & Kate Chertavian
Sandra Cotterell
Erin Cox
Maureen F. Curley and Ken Stone
J.H. Daingerfield & Constance Perry
Charles Desmond
Tim Dibble
Laura Gassner Otting
Cynthia M. Gibson
Michael Goldstein
Christine Green
Barbara and Steve Grossman
Amy Hosford-Swan
Lindsay Hyde
Blake Jordan
Alan Khazei
Judith H. Kidd
M. Scott Knox
Josh KraftRead more

Sponsors of the 2012 Social Capitalist Luncheon

The Boston Foundation
Boston Private Bank
Citizens Bank
Claremont Consulting
Comcast (Media Sponsor)
Compare Supermarkets (Chelsea, Lynn)
David & Jodi Crowley
Eastern Bank

Families United in Educational Leadership
Goulston & Storrs
Highland Street Foundation
Judith Kidd
Trefler Foundation
UMass Boston, Center for Collaborative Leadership

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