Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lavine Underwrite Attendance for 250 Underserved Women and Youth

The 8th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women has received a generous donation from Jonathan Lavine and his wife Jeannie to provide 250 women from underserved communities in Massachusetts the opportunity to attend this year’s Conference.  Scholarships will be awarded to financially disadvantaged women, female veterans and underprivileged high school students.  Scholarship recipients will join thousands of others for a day of inspiration, networking and skill building at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Thursday, December 6.

This sponsorship comes at a time when the Massachusetts Conference for Women, now the largest event of its kind in the nation, is daring its attendees to find their purpose and make a difference.  The Conference will showcase the impact attendees can make as individuals and together by encouraging them to volunteer for the nonprofit of their choice in the days leading up to the Conference.

By providing 250 women, who would not be able to attend otherwise, the opportunity to attend the Conference, the Lavines have extended the reach of the Conference’s mission to help women and girls achieve their full potential while exemplifying compassion and commitment to improving the lives of the people in their communities.

“On behalf of the entire Massachusetts Conference for Women, I would like to personally thank Mr. and Mrs. Lavine for their investment in the personal and professional growth of these women and students,” said Carol Fulp, a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women.  “We are so appreciative of partners like the Lavines who allow us to consistently change the lives of those in our community by opening the doors of possibility to them.”

Jonathan Lavine is a Managing Partner at Sankaty Advisors. He serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital Trust, City Year, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Opportunity Nation, Horizons for Homeless Children and Stand for Children.  He is a Trustee of Columbia University and formerly Chair of the Columbia College Board of Visitors. He and Jeannie recently endowed the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at Harvard, which supports training and education of humanitarian relief workers.

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Conference is Massachusetts’ premier event for women, featuring dozens of renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women. Topics include health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more.

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