2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Celebrating Leaders Who Impact Our Communities

photo of Diane HessanDiane Hessan  (HBS MBA 1977)
Chairman, C Space &
CEO, Salient Ventures

Business & Community Leader of the Year Recipient


Returning Emcee
Lisa Hughes

Award-Winning
WBZ-TV Journalist

 

The HBS Association of Boston presents its
2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner

Date:         Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Location:  Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay

Attire:        Business

6:00 PM:    Private reception with Diane Hessan
                    (select sponsor levels & special guests)

6:30 PM:    Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM:    Dinner, Presentations & Fireside Chat
                    with Diane Hessan and Lisa Hughes

photo of Diane HessanDiane Hessan  (HBS MBA 1977)
Chairman, C Space &
CEO, Salient Ventures

Business & Community Leader of the Year Recipient


Returning Emcee
Lisa Hughes

Award-Winning
WBZ-TV Journalist

 

The HBS Association of Boston presents its
2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner

Date:         Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Location:  Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay

Attire:        Business

6:00 PM:    Private reception with Diane Hessan
                    (select sponsor levels & special guests)

6:30 PM:    Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM:    Dinner, Presentations & Fireside Chat
                    with Diane Hessan and Lisa Hughes

photo of Diane HessanDiane Hessan  (HBS MBA 1977)
Chairman, C Space &
CEO, Salient Ventures

Business & Community Leader of the Year Recipient


Returning Emcee
Lisa Hughes

Award-Winning
WBZ-TV Journalist

 

The HBS Association of Boston presents its
2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner

Date:         Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Location:  Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay

Attire:        Business

6:00 PM:      Private reception with Diane Hessan
                       (select sponsor levels & guests)

6:30 PM:    Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM:      Dinner, Presentations & Fireside Chat
                       with Diane Hessan and Lisa Hughes

Corporate Sponsors

Logo for Merrill Lynch
Logo for Merrill Lynch
Logo for Merrill Lynch
Logo for Merrill Lynch
Logo for Merrill Lynch
Logo for Merrill Lynch

The event will bring together more than 250 top business and community leaders along with HBS alumni to celebrate the Business & Community Leader of the Year and the impact in our communities through the intersection of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise.

2019 Business & Community Leadership Dinner

October 1, 2019

Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay

Tickets

HBSAB Chair's Club Member

Ticket: Included with Membership

  • Private Reception with Diane Hessan
  • 1 or 2 complimentary tickets
  • Dinner and Presentations
HBSAB President's Club Member

Ticket: $175

  • General Reception
  • 1 or 2 tickets at $175 each
  • Dinner and Presentations
HBSAB Executive Club Member

Ticket: $250

  • General Reception
  • 1 or 2 tickets at $250 each
  • Dinner and Presentations
HBSAB Non-Member

Ticket: $350

  • General Reception
  • Dinner and Presentations

Recognizing leaders 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.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Sponsorship Opportunities

Leadership Partner – $75,000 (Only 1 available)
  • Will fund (1) HBS Educational Program in Leadership, Social Enterprise, or Entrepreneurship
  • Private Reception with Honoree Diane Hessan
  • 2 Table(s) of 10
  • Premier Seating
  • Logo and company name signage on table
  • Special mention from podium and recognition of sponsor’s community impact programs
  • Opportunity for Sponsor representative to address the audience
  • Corporate logo on video screen
  • Complementary full-page program ad with premium inside cover
  • Complementary valet parking for table guests
  • Logo and company name as Leadership Sponsor on all HBSAB marketing and communications outreach materials reaching over 8,000 HBS Alumni
  • Recognition and logo on post event video
  • Included in social media campaign
Baker Scholar Sponsor – $50,000 (Only 2 available)
  • Will fund (1) HBS Educational Program in Leadership, Social Enterprise, or Entrepreneurship
  • Private Reception with Honoree Diane Hessan
  • Table of 10
  • Priority Seating
  • Logo and company name signage on table
  • Special mention from podium and recognition of sponsor’s community impact programs
  • Complementary full-page program ad and listing in the evening’s printed program
  • Complementary valet parking for the table guests
  • Company name and logo as Baker Scholar Sponsor on all HBSAB marketing and communications outreach materials reaching over 8,000 HBS Alumni
  • Included in social media campaign
Crimson Sponsor – $25,000 (Only 4 available)
  • General Reception
  • Table of 10
  • Priority Seating
  • Logo and company name signage on table
  • Complementary full page ad and listing in the evening’s printed program
  • Company name and logo as Crimson Sponsor on all HBSAB marketing and communications outreach materials reaching over 8,000 HBS Alumni
  • Included in social media campaign
Patron Sponsor – $10,000
  • General Reception
  • Table of 8
  • Logo and company name signage on table
  • Complementary full-page program ad and listing in the evening’s printed program
  • Company name and logo as Patron Sponsor on all HBSAB marketing and communications outreach materials reaching over 8,000 HBS Alumni
  • Included in social media campaign
Private Reception Sponsor - $8,500 (Only 1 available)
  • Featured as an Official Sponsor of the Private Reception
  • Full page color program ad.
  • 2 complementary tickets to Private & Main Event
Evenings Program Book Ad
  • $5,000 – Full page color ad – 2 complementary tickets to Main Event
  • $2,500 – Full page color ad
*Please note there is a deadline of September 20th for inclusion in the printed program

Sponsorship Info

Contact: Christina E. Thirkell at (617)‑515‑3241 or cthirkell@hbsab.org

Highlights from 2018 Inaugural Dinner

2018 Award Recipient

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

(Pictured with Stephen Pittman, HBSAB President)

  • The Inaugural Business & Community Leadership Dinner was held on October 3, 2018 at the Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay.
  • 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)

Leadership Dinner Sponsors

“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

2019 Sponsors

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

2018 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
logo for Fuel Media
logo for Viamark
logo for Quinnovative

More than 250 Business & Community Leaders in Attendance

More than 100 Top Firms Represented

25+ Nonprofit Organizations Represented