The upLIFTed Awards 2013

By LIFT on July 23, 2013

Categories: Events, Our Work

The upLIFTed Award Celebration recognizes the achievements of courageous and inspiring individuals who demonstrate an uncommon commitment to social justice and an extraordinary ability to affect change and unite people, organizations, sectors, and policy makers.

This spring, LIFT-Boston is hosting our first-ever fundraising event “The upLIFTed Awards” on Thursday, March 28th from 6 pm – 8 pm at The State Room (60 State Street, Boston). We could not be more thrilled to celebrate and recognize First Lady of Massachusetts, Diane B. Patrick with the upLIFTed Legacy Award.  We are also delighted to pay tribute to LIFT-Boston’s founding board member Carolyn Casey for her decades of service to improving our community with the upLIFT Boston Award. At a time when more and more families are striving to make ends meet, LIFT believes we must celebrate those individuals who drive social change in our country.

LIFT-Boston is grounded in the simple belief in service.  Hundreds of volunteers, mostly college students, work in partnership with community members to help them achieve economic stability and well-being. Because of LIFT’s comprehensive service model, thousands of families have secured better-paying jobs, safer homes, valuable education and training, and the means to afford healthcare, transportation, and food. LIFT-Boston will work this year with 2,500 people striving for a better financial future for themselves and their families.  Nationally, LIFT volunteers will work with more than 11,000 families in neighbourhoods across the country.

Thank you to our Sponsors for upLIFTing community members gain economic stability and well-being:


Bank of America
Westfield Capital Management

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Michael Gilligan & Anne Helgen
Stephen & Lisa Kenney
Brett & Emily L’Esperance
Jeffrey B. Swartz

Kate & Gerald Chertavian
Foundation to be Named Later
Northeastern University
State Street Corporation
University of Massachusetts Boston
Darrell Villaruz & Rich Gardner

Susan Alexander and Jim Gammill
BNY Mellon
Boston Rising
Boys and Girls Club of Boston
Paul & Betty Francisco
Patrick and Lee Ann Gilligan
Stephen M. Jennings and Monica O’Neil
Elliot & Lenore Zug Lobel
Michael Miele
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Sue & Bernie Pucker
Patrick and Johanna Sullivan

Michael Brown
Sally Currier & Saul Pannell
Kirsten Lodal and Jeff Himmelman
Bonnie Monahan
Susan Siebert and Bart Mitchell
Ronald and Sylvia Weir