Thank you for celebrating 30 years with us!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thank you for joining Boston Community Capital for our 30th anniversary celebration on Monday night!  A crowd of close to 600 borrowers, investors, policy makers, community partners and neighborhood residents packed the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama in Boston’s South End for an inspiring evening of distinguished speakers, fabulous food and rousing music and spoken word performances in celebration of over $1 billion invested in building healthy communities.

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, our dynamic emcee, shared the stage with BCC Board Chair Charles Clark, Senator Elizabeth Warren (via video), Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Attorney General Maura Healey, and BCC CEO Elyse Cherry, whose remarks celebrated BCC’s impact, and the power and possibility created in working at the intersections of downtown and community.  Spoken word performance artists Climbing Poetree captivated the audience as they invited us to join together to tackle our toughest problems, while Latin-Baroque fusion ensemble Rumbarocco provided a rousing example of how exciting and dynamic the fusion of diverse ideas and expertise can be.

The crowd enjoyed food from some of the best downtown and community restaurants Boston has to offer, including Sweet Cheeks/Tiger MamaHaley HouseFlour Bakery,JourneymanMei Mei KitchenMerengueThe Palm, and 75 Chestnut, whose spectacular samplings represented the breadth of our city’s cultural and culinary diversity.

Listen to Senator Warren’s remarks
Watch “We Don’t See Money; We See What Money Can Do,” our anniversary video, created by Small Army Studios, with collages by artist Mark Wagner
Watch the anniversary slideshow
View the photo gallery from 30th anniversary event (photos by Marilyn Humphries)

Thanks to everyone who joined us in making Monday night a night to remember.  And thank you to all our partners who have joined us in building healthy communities.  We look forward to the next 30 years!

Share your vision for the next 30 years with us on Twitter: #Next30YearsBCC!