2017 GreenLight Gala Benefiting Becoming a Man
Venture backed start-ups and technology giants have made “the hub” their home thanks to the area’s rich talent pool and world class institutions of higher education and medicine. Construction cranes dot the skyline. Areas like the Seaport District, Fort Point Channel, Fenway and Kendall Square are booming with new commercial and residential development. Boston is also home of some of the country’s leading social innovations and public sector initiatives.
But not all news is good. A recent ranking listed Boston as first in the country in income inequality. Affordable housing is beyond the reach of more and more residents. And too many of our city’s children and families are at risk of being left far behind.
This is where GreenLight comes in. We facilitate a method to help the Boston community identify and address its most pressing needs with the country’s best social innovations.
of children in Boston are living in poverty
of Boston Public School third-graders met reading expectations
youth in Boston ages 16-24 are out-of-school and out-of-work at any given time
We search from coast to coast to bring promising, ground-breaking answers to some of Boston’s most persistent poverty-related challenges. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.
Learn how you can be a part of the GreenLight Boston community.
Executive Director, The Boston Opportunity Agenda; Selection Advisory Council member
President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy; Selection Advisory Council member
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP; event sponsor, in-kind partner, Selection Advisory Council member
Senior Advisor, L.E.K. Consulting; investor; event sponsor
Anne: President, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation; Board member; investor; event sponsor
Steve: Founding Managing Director, Summit Partners; investor; event sponsor
Advisory Director and Founding Partner, Charlesbank Capital Partners; investor; event sponsor; Selection Advisory Council member
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