December 5, 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Evening Celebration 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM VIP Reception Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston, MA

December 5, 2023

For three decades, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Real Estate and Building Industry have worked to create safe and stable housing for individuals and families across eastern Massachusetts. Join us this December as we celebrate 30 years of partnership and honor New Boston Hospitality and Taylor Smith, LLC of the Omni Hotel Development for reimagining their approach to development and empowering communities. The Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport was the first project developed under the Massport Model, which sets a new standard for integrating diversity and inclusion into every facet of the development and operation of public/private development projects. The project incorporates broad-based, meaningful participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in the ownership, design, engineering, construction, and hotel operations. In addition, six local non-profits receive a portion of the hotel’s profits. This commitment to empowering communities exemplifies United Way’s reimagined approach to working with and for our communities toward equitable economic prosperity in our region: Uplifting communities, together. The Real Estate and Building Industry has had a profound positive impact in our community. Last year, funds raised though the United Way event helped prevent homelessness for more than 10,000 families in crisis.


Massachusetts now confronts a shortage of 200,000 housing units to meet the demand for housing.

In Greater Boston, there are just 47 affordable rental homes for every 100 low-income renters.

Over the last 4 years, Massachusetts identified an average of 18,000 people experiencing homelessness on a single night.

Of those experiencing homelessness, 65% were parents and their children.

Please Join Us on December 5!

Your partnership is critical. United Way is building a continuum of housing resources for youth, individuals, and families that improve housing stability and make homelessness a rare, brief, one-time event. Our corporate and businesses partners—including the Real Estate and Building Industry—play a key role in our impact. With your resources, expertise, and voices, we can achieve safe and stable housing for all.


Christopher Guthrie, Event Chair, Senior Vice President Commercial Real Estate, Bank of America
Lisa Serafin, Event Chair, President, Athena Real Estate Development
Robert Albro, Event Chair, Partner/Chief Investment Officer, King Street Properties

Colleen O’Connor – BioMed Realty
Claudia Piper – Webster Bank
Derek Johnson – Perkins & Will
Daniel Perruzzi, Jr. – Margulies Perruzzi
Emily Paparella – Elkus Manfredi Architects
Gary Pease – Nitsch Engineering
Greg Bohenko – Samuels & Associates
Jenna Meyers – Margulies Perruzzi
Jennifer McGrory – Perkins and Will
Jennifer Kiely – Mintz
Kathryn Brown – MIT Investment Management
Kristin Blount – Colliers International
Matt Stegall – Beacon Capital Partners
Michael Pomposelli – JP Morgan
Maureen McCaffrey – Douglass Elliman
Nilesh Bubna – Longpoint Realty Partners
Tara Reilly – Elkus Manfredi Architects
Taylor Russell – Environments at Work

For more information about event sponsorship or to join the host committee, contact Alicia Adamson, Senior Vice President, Engagement, at