MACDC's 35th Anniv. Celebration

Celebrating the Power of Collaboration

“35 years ago, CDC leaders had the foresight and wisdom to create MACDC and I hope you agree that their decision has paid huge dividends for our field, our communities and our Commonwealth.   The MACDC story, which began with the vision and hard work of our founders, has continued to evolve over the past three and a half decades as all of us have worked together to build and sustain one of the strongest community development systems in America.  MACDC has been successful because we have had dozens of talented staff members, hundreds of dedicated board members, 90 innovative and impactful members, countless allies and partners, and thousands of donations from individuals, corporations, small businesses and foundations.  It’s a record of achievement, and a promise for the future, that we think is worthy of a celebration!” – MACDC President, Joe Kriesberg


Please join us as we celebrate 35 years of community building in the Commonwealth!


Keynote Speaker: Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda
Alan Jenkins is President and Co-Founder of The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity. Before joining The Opportunity Agenda, Alan was Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation, managing grantmaking in the United States and eleven overseas regions. His prior positions include Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the United States government in constitutional and other litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Associate Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he defended the rights of low-income communities facing exploitation and discrimination. READ MORE


Additional Event Highlights:

Presentation of the Community Development Awards
Highlighting MACDC's Agenda for the future

The State Room
60 State Street, 33rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109


Sponsorship Opportunities

A Very Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

  • Boston Private
  • MHIC
  • The Boston Foundation
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley


  • Hyams Foundation
  • Needham Bank
  • NeighborWorks America
  • MassHousing
  • WinnCompanies


  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Klein Hornig LLP
  • KPM
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • NEI General Contracting
  • POAH


  • Dedham Savings
  • Kuehn Charitable Foundation
  • M&T Bank
  • MassDevelopment
  • Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • Munkenbeck Consulting
  • TD Bank
  • Tech Networks of Boston


Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00am


The State Room, Boston

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