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

Special Guest, Governor Charlie Baker



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

Special Guest, Governor Charlie Baker

 Governor Charlie Baker was inaugurated as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on January 8th, 2015, after several decades of service in both state government and the private sector.

Since taking office, Governor Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work and raise a family – while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as hard working as the people of the Commonwealth. Governor Baker believes people are policy and has appointed a bipartisan Cabinet and developed strong relationships with the legislature to work across the aisle and deliver results for our state. 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

Gold Sponsor

  • Capital One
  • Hyams Foundation
  • LISC Boston
  • Needham Bank
  • NeighborWorks America
  • MassHousing
  • WinnCompanies

Silver Sponsor

  • Baystate Health
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Community Development Partnership
  • Davis Square Architects, Inc.
  • Eastern Insurance
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Felicity Hardee Law Practice
  • Klein Hornig LLP
  • KPM
  • Lena Park CDC
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • NEI General Contracting
  • NOAH
  • Pinck & Co.
  • POAH
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Urban Edge Housing Corporation

Bronze Sponsor

  • Allston Brighton CDC
  • Asian CDC
  • Codman Square NDC
  • Community Square Associates LLC
  • Dedham Savings
  • Elizabeth and Robert Smith
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Fenway CDC
  • Harborlight Community Partners
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
  • Jaime Pullen
  • Kuehn Charitable Foundation
  • LDS Consulting Group
  • Licata Risk Advisors
  • Madison Park Community Developers
  • Mathew Thall
  • M&T Bank
  • MassDevelopment
  • Metro Housing Boston
  • Munkenbeck Consulting
  • Nolan Sheehan Patten
  • Related Beal
  • Revitalize CDC
  • Somerville CC
  • South Boston NDC
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council
  • TD Bank
  • Tech Networks of Boston


Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00am


The State Room, Boston

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