At the 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 8, the Boston Business Journal honored Massachusetts’ Top Charitable Contributors, and we’re pleased to announce that Grand Circle was ranked #20 out of 85 corporations statewide. This is the 11th year in a row that Grand Circle has made the list of top contributors who donated $100,000 or more to local nonprofits. In 2015, Grand Circle/Lewis Family Contributions included $5.6 million in cash contributions worldwide (including more than $3 million in Massachusetts), more than a half million dollars of in-kind contributions, and nearly 4,000 hours of community service by 679 Associates.
At the same event at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in Boston, the Lewis Family Foundation recognized another major player in community service by presenting the CEO Social Leadership Award to Jay Hooley, CEO/Chairman of State Street. Hooley has committed $20 million to create the Boston Workforce Investment Network (Boston WINS) at State Street, a program which will hire 1,000 young people from the city of Boston over the next four years. Together State Street and the Lewis Family Foundation are building stronger local communities.
In announcing the summit, Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones explained, “The contributions these companies make to Massachusetts is incredibly impressive and go a long ways toward helping strengthen the communities we live in.” Grand Circle and the Lewis Foundation are proud to be known for our generosity in giving back, and for making a measurable difference in Boston and beyond. We look forward to continuing our efforts together to make Boston a city of opportunity for all.