Thank you for joining us for a memorable evening of inspiring personal stories of struggle and perseverance as told by well-known and rising leaders from the Greater Boston community. Celebrate the incredible work these brave leaders are doing to advance social, economic, and racial justice in our communities.

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The Storytellers

1. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
U.S. House of Representatives

2. Armand Coleman
Executive Director
Transformational Prison Project

3. Neyssa Franklin
Peer Leader
Chica Project

4. Tre’Andre Valentine
Executive Director
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

With Special Remarks By:

Suzi Kaitz and Tim James
Chair and Vice Chair
The Lenny Zakim Fund


Eric Esteves
Executive Director
The Lenny Zakim Fund

Musical Performance by Kaovanny

Hosted by:

Natanja Craig-Oquendo
Executive Director
Boston Women’s Fund


Lenny Zakim


Tim James


Michael Eckton


Rob Sherman


Josh Zakim

Lilee Dethchan

Lisa Gordon

Felicia Heywood

Mark Irvings


Suzi Kaitz

Joe Rodio

Erika Rodriguez

Jill Snider

Loren Van Allen

Aprylle Wallace

Shari Zakim-Yacouby

Deena Zakim

Joyce Zakim

Love In Action

Suzi Kaitz & Jonathan Katz
Caren Keller and David Boonshoft

Social Change Agent

Empire Loan Charitable Foundation

Bridge Builders

Arbella Insurance Foundation
The Boston Foundation
Michael and Manisha Eckton
Mark and Susan Irvings
Steven and Suzanne Kaitz

Community Change Agents

Elizabeth De Lima and Bobby Alter
Beth Dill & Eric Enge
Tim and Barbara James
Joe and Ciara Rodio
Rob Sherman & Joan Lenington
Mark and Ellie Winthrop
Josh and Grace Zakim
Joyce Zakim & Peter Greenspan


Mission Collaborators

Edward and Susan Benford
The Corbett-Helaire Family
Lilee Dethchan
Deborah Frieze
Celeste and David Lee
Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci LLP
Resilient Sisterhood Project
Joseph Savage
Jill Tracy Snider
Aprylle and Eric Wallace
Deena Zakim & Jesse Chebot

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