Harvard Business School Association of Boston Gathers Top Leaders For Inaugural Leadership Dinner and Presents Business and Community Leader of the Year Award

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Stephen Pagliuca, Co-chairman of Bain Capital and Co-owner of the Boston Celtics to receive Business and Community Leader of the Year Award on May 3rd in Boston

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We are elated to honor Stephen Pagliuca as our Business and Community Leader of the Year. His unwavering dedication, commitment, and leadership contribution to numerous civic projects and charitable causes for children have helped and inspired people in the Boston area and beyond.

The Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB), one of the largest alumni Clubs of Harvard Business School (HBS), will bring together over 300 top business and community leaders to discuss the importance of leadership and community impact, along with honoring Stephen Pagliuca with the Business and Community Leadership Award on May 3, 2018 at the Harvard Club of Boston.

The Inaugural Leadership Dinner serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate leaders in our community who make a difference while inspiring rising leaders to take an active role in community impact.  The evening will highlight Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise while celebrating Community Action Partners (CAP). This year alone, CAP’s program and volunteers are providing over 9,000 hours of pro bono consulting services worth over $2 million to nonprofit projects spanning arts & culture, civics, economic development, education, environment, health and human & social services. We look forward to celebrating business and community leadership, along with Community Action Partners 25th anniversary, a monumental milestone.

“We are elated to honor Stephen Pagliuca as our Business and Community Leader of the Year. His unwavering dedication, commitment, and leadership contribution to numerous civic projects and charitable causes for children have helped and inspired people in the Boston area and beyond. He clearly embodies the mission of HBS and HBSAB,” states Stephen Pittman, President, Harvard Business School Association of Boston.

The event will include several awards and recognitions along with a personal fireside chat between event emcee, award winning WBZ-TV news journalist, Lisa Hughes and Stephen Pagliuca who will discuss the important role leaders need to take in social enterprise and community impact.

Among the several nonprofits and causes Pagliuca supports, Mary McGeown, Executive Director, MSPCC stated, "During more than a decade of serving as Chairman to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), Steve's leadership, dedication and steadfast support made a real difference in the lives of thousands of children by keeping them safe, healthy and thriving.”

Harvard Business School Association of Boston recognizes the following firms for their contribution and support toward leadership and community impact: Bain Capital, Boston Bruins, TD Garden, Dell/EMC, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Putnam Investments, The Kraft Group and Yard Ventures plus our Premier Club Sponsors, The Sharma Group at Merrill Lynch and Nixon Peabody LLP.

For more information on the Inaugural Leadership Dinner including corporate engagement and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: hbsab.org/inauguraldinner  or contact Christina E. Thirkell at 617-515-3241 or cthirkell(at)hbsab(dot)org. For more information on Harvard Business School Association of Boston, please visit: http://www.hbsab.org.

About Harvard Business School Association of Boston 
The Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes learning, professional networking, business growth, and fosters goodwill and community service. HBSAB mission is to connect leaders who make a difference in the world and strives to generate an inclusive environment based on integrity and excellence.

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