28th Annual Real Estate & Building Industry Breakfast

Thank you!

Here’s to building a stronger foundation for our region’s recovery.

“The team that I work with at United Way addresses these issues with the same energy that you would if your sister or family member was experiencing homelessness. I think that if we all personalize the issue in the way that our partners at the United Way have, then we can accelerate the expansion of these innovations to reducing homelessness.” —Matt Pritchard, Home Start

Thank you to all who attended United Way’s 28th Annual Real Estate and Building Industry “Breakfast”! Your commitment will go a long way in ensuring no family in our community gets left out in the cold. Cumulatively, our breakfast raised $780,000, including $26,925 this morning! Thanks to you, the fight to end homelessness in Massachusetts continues.

For more information on sponsorship and tickets, please contact Samantha Hanman at shanman@supportunitedway.org or 617-624-8277.

Industry Leadership

Each year, the Breakfast is hosted by a committee of more than 50 industry leaders, led by two co-chairs.

2021 Co-Chairs:

  • Colleen O’Connor, BioMed Realty 
  • Claudia Piler, Webster Bank  

This year we need you more than ever before

United Way has been and will continue to be on the front lines of recovery, coordinating an effective response to support local families. Last year, we mobilized our deep partnerships with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, state and municipal leaders, and thousands of businesses to: 

  • Deploy over $25 million in Covid-19 relief and recovery funds 
  • Provide more than 400,000 people with emergency financial assistance, helping them to pay for food, housing, utilities, and other essential needs 
  • Field nearly 500,000 calls for assistance with Covid-19 resources, mental health support and other essential needs through United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline. 

United we fight 

It’s going to take much more than emergency financial assistance help our communities emerge stronger and more prepared from the crisis.  Your support of United Way this year will: 

  • Prevent those who have lost income from losing their housing. 
  • Pivot job training programs to prepare displaced workers for new positions. 
  • Expand access to early education to provide a solid foundation for young learners and empower parents/caregivers to get back to work and contribute to the economy. 
  • Engage our most vulnerable students with the social and emotional supports they need as they return to school by expanding access to afterschool programs 
  • Address the systemic racial and ethnic disparities revealed and heightened by the crisis.