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BSA Foundation Breakfast 2017

On December 12, 2017 nearly 200 architects, designers, and supporters of the BSA Foundation gathered for its annual Fundraising Breakfast. The Breakfast is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. This year’s event featured remarks from Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston; Marcy Ostberg, Director of the Housing Innovation Lab; Stewart Kristiansen, BSA Foundation Intern; and BSA Foundation Board and Committee members Milly Baker AIA and Peter Kuttner FAIA. The event featured a video of the Foundation’s recent work and accomplishments, which you can view below.

This year’s Breakfast raised $215,000 for the Foundation, surpassing the goal of $200,000! The Board and staff of the BSA Foundation are grateful to all of its supporters, and extend a special thank you to new Legacy Circle Members. The far-sighted generosity of Legacy Circle Members is the backbone of the BSA Foundation’s operating support. Please see the full list of Legacy Circle Members here.

Funds generated at the Breakfast support the Foundation’s public programs and delivery on its vision to establish Boston as a model of a resilient, equitable, and architecturally vibrant city and region by 2030, achievable via three goals:

  • Ensuring access to design education for every child in Greater Boston.
  • Providing access to design resources for every neighborhood in Greater Boston.
  • Empowering communities to be advocates for changes in policies that result in excellent design for everyone in Greater Boston.

In the coming year, the Foundation will focus on building capacity to deliver on these goals by developing new strategies and hiring new team members.

Thank you for all of your support, and here is to building a better Boston in 2018!

Images courtesy of Susan Green.

To learn more about how the BSA Foundation is making an impact in communities, please come to BSA Space for a one hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs. On the tour, board members and volunteers will tell stories about how Foundation programs, and the power of design, are positively changing the lives of real people. BSA Foundation Conversation meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. Events are free, but seats are limited. Check for upcoming dates and to reserve your seat.