Business & Community Leadership Dinner

Recognizing leaders in our community who make a difference while inspiring rising leaders to take an active role in community impact. 

Celebrate & Recognize

Honor leaders in Greater Boston who excel at contributing to our economy while impacting our community through service.

Engage & Inspire

Energize 8,000 Greater Boston HBS alums to recognize their potential as both leaders in business and in service to their communities.

Support & Enhance

Event proceeds fund programs across HBSAB’s three pillars: Leadership; Entrepreneurship; and Social Enterprise.

Funds raised from this event allow HBSAB to take its programming to the next level for even greater impact in the years to come. This includes our Community Actions Partners (CAP) program that actively works in our communities providing pro-bono services to non-profit organizations.

“The Inaugural Business & Community Leadership Dinner was a great success in celebrating the impact of top leaders in the Boston area. Proud to sponsor the event and honor those who have done so much for our community.”

~ Bill Ho, CEO of Biscom

Highlights from 2018 Inaugural Leadership Dinner

2018 Business & Community Leader of the Year

Stephen Pagliuca, MBA 1982
Co-Chairman of Bain Capital and
Co-Owner of the Boston Celtics

(Pictured below accepting the award from Stephen Pittman, HBSAB President)

HBS Association of Boston’s Inaugural Business & Community Leadership Dinner was held on October 3, 2018 at the Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay.

Emceed by WBZ award winning journalist Lisa Hughes, news anchor for WBZ-TV news, the event brought together 300 business and community leaders along with HBS alumni for an evening of celebration while inspiring rising leaders to make a difference in their communities.

Stephen Pagliuca was recognized for his outstanding contribution to leadership, and his unwavering dedication and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. The event included an inspiring fireside chat with Steve and Lisa Hughes on the importance of leadership with a purpose.

The evening also celebrated HBSAB’s Community Action Partners (CAP) 25th Anniversary while honoring CAP’s founder Brooks Fenno.

Fireside Chat Between Stephen Pagliuca & Lisa Hughes

(Business & Community Leader of the Year, Stephen Pagliuca, and Award Winning Journalist, Lisa Hughes, discuss the importance of leadership with a purpose.)

Program for Inaugural Business & Community Leadership Dinner

(use arrows below to turn pages of 2018 Program)

More than 300 Business & Community Leaders in Attendance

More than 100 Top Business Organizations Represented

25 Nonprofit Organizations Represented

2018 Photo Gallery

Leadership Dinner Sponsors

Baker Scholar Sponsors

logo for Bain Capital
logo for Bruins / TD Garden
logo for Kirkland & Ellis
Logo for Merrill Lynch

Crimson Sponsors

logo for Dell EMC
logo for The Kraft Group
logo for Putnam Investments
logo for Yard Ventures

Community Champions Sponsors

logo for Biscom
logo for Harvard Business School Association of Boston
logo for Biscom
logo for Harvard Business School Association of Boston

Media Partners

logo for Fuel Media
logo for Viamark
logo for Quinnovative

2nd Annual Leadership Dinner – Fall 2019

  • 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year Honoree:  TBA Early 2019
  • Fall 2019:  Date to be Confirmed in Early 2019
  • Location:  Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay, 374 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Corporate Engagement & Sponsorship Opportunities Available
    Contact: Christina E. Thirkell at (617)-515-3241 or cthirkell@hbsab.org

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