29th Annual Real Estate & Building Industry Breakfast

Change Lives. Build Community.

On October 13, more than 200 people gathered at Boston’s Lawn on D for United Way’s 29th Annual Real Estate and Building Industry Leadership Breakfast.  Following two years of virtual events, colleagues reconnected and forged new bonds, while raising $600,000 to end homelessness in our region.

Bob Giannino, United Way of Mass Bay Ansin President and Chief Executive Officer, along with event co-chairs Nilesh Budna of Longpoint Realty Partners and Tara Reilly of Elkus Manfredi Architects, welcomed participants. Andy McMahon, Vice President of Community Investment and Innovation for UnitedHealthCare Community & State, delivered the keynote address on Housing as a Social Determinant of Health. 

Each night in Massachusetts, more 13,000 individuals—60% of whom are children—experience homelessness leading to developmental delay and interruptions in schooling, job loss, physical and mental health challenges, and a cycle of poverty. United Way brings together nonprofits, industry and policy leaders, donors and volunteers to address the complex array of issues that contribute to homelessness in order to bring stable, safe and affordable housing to thousands of families in our region. 

For more information about United Way’s effort to end homelessness, please click here.