STEM Leadership Reception

Because of growing concern around COVID-19, and following the guidelines issued by Governor Baker’s office, we have made the decision to postpone our annual STEM Leadership Reception, which was scheduled to take place on March 26th.

As the situation progresses and we learn more, we will provide updates about the rescheduled event. In the meantime, you can still click here to support families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you so much for helping support the next generation of STEM leaders. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled STEM Leadership Reception. Please watch your inbox for updates!



A gathering to celebrate the power of STEM.

Every year, hundreds of influential leaders from the area’s health care, science, technology, engineering, venture capital, finance, biomedical, and pharmaceutical industries come together at the United Way STEM Leadership Event to support youth STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) programs in our region.

Hosted by our STEM Leadership Committee, the event is equal parts networking and fundraiser, all centered around the mission to foster Boston middle school students’ engagement with math, science, and technology. In honor of the event’s 5th year, we are switching coffee for cocktails as we transition to an evening reception.

STEM Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our 2019 STEM Corporate Leaders of the Year: Carbonite, Janey Construction Management and Consulting, Nitsch Engineering, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Corporate Leader of the Year Awards recognize companies that value and foster STEM education for youth, drive engagement within the community, and champion STEM careers. Submit a nomination for 2020!»


And for those who want to get even more hands-on, United Way’s BoSTEM program provides invaluable volunteer opportunities to expose young people and teachers to our region’s innovation economy and future career paths in STEM-related fields. Learn more about our BoSTEM program here»

For more information regarding our STEM Leadership Reception and BoSTEM program, please contact Emily Stanford at 617-624-8171 or

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors so far: