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2018 Holiday Party and Clothing Drive

On January 11, 2018, more than 100 people attended our annual holiday party at Carrie Nation. It was a great start to the New Year, catching up with old friends and meeting new people.

All members in attendance were able to vote on the SMPS Boston Chapter bylaws, which were recently updated. These bylaws guide the leadership activities of the Chapter and help to provide structure so that SMPS Boston can best benefit its members.  We received 76 votes at the party.

 

SMPS Boston and Big Brother Big Sister Foundation (BBBSF) celebrated a 10-year partnership this year! In the past, guests at the holiday party were invited to bring donations to the party, which resulted in a car load of donations each year. This year we decided to hold a Clothing Drive Corporate Challenge. The challenge eliminated the need to carry bags of donations to the party and allowed all employees of participating firms to contribute. BBBSF picked up all donations from the firms.  The Corporate Challenge had amazing results! The total donations equaled 8,485 pounds of clothing!! Thank you to all firms who participated. The winners were:

  • First Place – GeoComp – 1,155 Pounds
  • Second Place – Commodore Builders – 1,150 Pounds
  • Third Place – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger – 880 Pounds (Bragging Rights)
  • Small Firm Winner – HKT Architects – 475 Pounds

In addition to the generous clothing donations, SMPS Boston presented Steve Beck, Executive Director of Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, with a $1,000 check! It’s been a great partnership that we plan to continue.

Wishing everyone a successful 2018!

Kerri Keane

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Kerri Keane is a Marketing professional with 14 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. She enjoys running and traveling to new places in her free time.