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January 28, 2021

Register for a community listening session

Solutions to community challenges mostly come from those closest to the issue. That is why your perspectives and input are so important

Point32Health Foundation is working with Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to facilitate six community listening sessions in February.

The goal for these virtual sessions is to listen to and learn from community. What you share will help our team gain greater understanding of community priorities.

The 90-minute listening sessions will be facilitated by HRiA. Use the links below to register.

We are committed to removing participation barriers. These listening sessions will be conducted in English, however engagement from all is important to us. If you have specific needs to better support your participation (e.g., translation services, financial support, accessibility aids and services, etc.), please let us know in the registration form at least two weeks prior to the session. We will strive to accommodate your needs. Our consultants are available to conduct more personalized conversations in other languages.

UPDATE: The Wednesday, February 9, session has a wait list. Please consider registering for the other Massachusetts session on Tuesday, February 15, at 3pm or joining a session for another state. HRiA will notify those on the wait list if space becomes available.

Dr. King event emphasizes inclusion, equity and connection

More than 500 Point32Health colleagues and guests attended our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition and Service Day on Thursday, January 13.

This powerful celebration of Dr. King's legacy featured an intergenerational conversation with King Boston Executive Director Imari Paris Jeffries and Courtney Newton, a youth activist and freshman at Cathedral High School, as well as artist and poet Regie Gibson, who urged attendees to embrace a “new narrative” for this country—one of inclusion, equity and deeper connection—one in which we stand up for the civic and human rights of one another. 

Five nonprofit organizations and three middle school students were honored for advancing Dr. King’s ideals of a just and equitable society. The Creative Expression winner received $500 from the Foundation; honorable mentions received $250. Each nonprofit received $5,000 to support its mission.

Nonprofit Award Recipients

o  Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) – Providence, R.I.

o  Girls at Work – Manchester, N.H.

o  In Her Presence – Westbrook, Maine

o  Lawyers for Civil Rights - Boston, Mass.

o  Students for Educational Justice – Hamden, Conn.

Creative Expressions Honorees

o  Winner, Ellie Cabellon

o  Honorable Mention, Rim Elyousfi

o  Honorable Mention, Junyanie Roche

Watch the full video replay of the event.

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#GivingTuesday: Together we gave

Last November, Point32Health colleagues made their mark on #GivingTuesday — the global generosity movement — by giving both their time and money to support the communities we serve.

On Tuesday, November 30, colleague contributions to eligible nonprofits received a double match from the Foundation, totaling more than $1.2 million to community organizations. Colleagues also gave their time by participating in both in-person and remote volunteer opportunities. Activities included packing winter-weather kits for Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House, making digital birthday cards with the Confetti Foundation for children who are hospitalized and making well-wish notes for older people served by Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Recognizing Mary Skelton Roberts' leadership

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A Better City honored people who significantly enhanced Boston and the region through their leadership. Foundation Board Member Mary Skelton Roberts was among six recipients of the Norman B. Leventhal Excellence in City Building Awards.

Mary, the senior vice president of programs at the Energy Foundation, was honored for "improving our region’s transportation system and air quality through unprecedented coalition building and dynamic stakeholder engagement."

Other awardees included Vivien Li, past president of The Boston Harbor Association; M. David Lee, president of Stull and Lee, Inc.; Governor Charlie Baker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Senate President Karen E. Spilka, Massachusetts State Senate; and Speaker Ronald J. Mariano, Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Read more about the honorees

Phillip González joins Grantmakers In Aging board

Phillip González, director of community investments at Point32Health Foundation has been named to the Grantmakers In Aging (GA) board of directors. GIA is a national membership organization that amplifies the voices of older people and issues of aging. GIA is the only affinity group for funders working on aging. Phillip will serve a three-year term.

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