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Recent Highlights: IBA’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event Coverage

Recent Highlights: IBA’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event Coverage

On the heels of our 50th Anniversary Kick-Off event, which was recently held at Davio’s Italian Steakhouse, news of our exciting celebration and events program for the year ahead has been featured in The Boston Globe, South End News and El Planeta. Most recently, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was featured in The Boston Globe’s “Bold Types” column, Diversity activists aim to double fund-raising take.” Throughout the piece, Vanessa announces IBA’s fundraising goal of $250,000, which will go towards expanding and sustaining pre-existing programs for community members and residents. IBA is making progress on its goal with the support of residents, philanthropic organizations, and civic and business leaders alike. The Boston Foundation has already generously pledged $25,000 to kick off the year. [embed]https://youtu.be/HcORKfOZv3c[/embed] In 2018, IBA’s 50th Anniversary will focus on showcasing and celebrating the organization’s commitment to building supportive, enriching communities or, as Vanessa beautifully describes it, IBA’s demonstration “that having a community that is vibrant and diverse is possible.” By devoting resources towards identifying and addressing the needs of Greater Boston’s minority and low-income residents, IBA’s 50th Anniversary will act as a platform for building educational opportunities, affordable housing, economic mobility and creative spaces. As Vanessa notes, “we will be celebrating 50 years of great community work over the next year, and we’re excited for the next 50.” In case you missed it, check out photos from the successful kick-off event, which were featured in South End News. If you would like to Sponsor IBA’s 50th Anniversary, please contact Linnette Speel at lspeel@ibaboston.org or by calling (617) 535-1752. Full-year sponsorship exposure deadline is February 1, 2018. Partial Sponsorship exposure rolling through 2018. ...

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