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IMPACT. INFLUENCE. INSPIRE. 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting

September 27th, 2019
9:00AM to 1:00PM
CitySpace at WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Philanthropic trends
Member fee:
Base fee:
WBUR Cityspace
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Late registrations will be accepted at the door - please join us! 
Join us for a day of networking with friends and colleagues, inspirational speakers, and reflecting on, and celebrating, philanthropy’s impact. Together we will envision the next chapter for our community.
Over the past 50 years, Philanthropy Massachusetts has engaged with thousands of organizations that have served millions of people across the Commonwealth and beyond. While we are proud of our role over the decades, we are not resting on our laurels. We are ambitious in our plans for influencing the future of philanthropy in Massachusetts!
The program will include seven dynamic Mini-talks showcasing illustrative examples where philanthropy plays a key role (past successes, current issues), along with highlighting new trends in the field. Topics include:
  • Universal Health Care in Massachusetts, impact on Obamacare
  • Marriage Equality in Massachusetts, impact on Marriage Equality for U.S.
  • Gun Violence Prevention
  • Census 2020
  • Environmental Justice
  • Trust Based Philanthropy
  • Shifts in the Philanthropic Sector
Following the Mini-Talks, we’ll participate in small group table discussions to react, reflect upon, and surface additional impact stories.
Tory Bullock, a Dorchester native and activist who has used video commentary to challenge Boston to “do better”, will be featured at our event. His videos, a  number of which have gone viral, cover topics such as racism and gentrification, recent racial tensions at the MFA, and the state of the MBTA.
There will also be a short business meeting to elect new board members and conclude other business, and a networking luncheon.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Breakfast Sponsor:
Silver Sponsors:


Street parking is limited, but metered spots are available on Commonwealth Ave., St. Paul Street and various streets in the surrounding area.

Parking may also be available beginning 90 minutes prior to CitySpace events at the following garage within walking distance of CitySpace:

Essex Street Garage
148 Essex Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Guests should self-identify as attending a CitySpace event to receive a discounted event rate (currently $12 and subject to change).

Parking may not be guaranteed for every event. Please contact Boston University Parking & Transportation Services for the most up-to-date parking information. Please be sure to reference the CitySpace event and date you will be attending.


The B branch of the MBTA Green Line passes through the campus along Comm. Ave. Once on the Green Line, CitySpace is located at 890 Comm. Ave. at the corner of St. Paul St. The T stop is St. Paul.

By Red Line:
Take the Red Line train to Park Street station and transfer to the Green B Line train. Take the B line to the St. Paul stop.

By Blue Line:
Take the Blue Line train to the Government Center station and transfer to the Green B Line train. Take the B line to the St. Paul stop.

By Orange Line:
Take the Orange Line train to the Downtown Crossing station. Follow the underground concourse to the Green B Line train. Take the B line to St. Paul.

By Green Line:
From Lechmere, Science Park, North Station or Haymarket, take any train to Government Center station and transfer to the Green B Line train. From the suburban C or D lines take any train inbound to Kenmore Square station, change to the outbound platform and board the B train. From the E line, take any train inbound to Copley Square station, change to the outbound platform and board the B train.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Philanthropy MA Policies

Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email Philanthropy MA staff at info@philanthropyma.org.

No Solicitations: Philanthropy Massachusetts values knowledge sharing – connecting people with each other and with information. We strive to create a welcoming, collegial atmosphere at all of our events. We kindly ask program participants to refrain from soliciting other participants for business or grants while at events hosted by us, regardless of venue. 

Accessibility: To inquire about accessibility of our programs, please email info@philanthropyma.org.

Media: Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event to support Philanthropy Massachusetts's efforts to educate and inform the community on the role of philanthropy, in marketing materials, on our website and through social media. If you prefer your image not to be used please notify us at the event. Thank you.

Going Green: In our continued efforts to Go Green in the office, our first step is providing a water station in our conference room for use at our programs, replacing bottled water. You may use your own personal beverage container or cups will be made available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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