SCI to honor David Shapiro at 2017 Social Capitalist Luncheon

A photograph of David Shapiro

SCI’s annual luncheon honors individuals who exemplify our mission. The SCI Idealist Award is presented to leaders who dedicate their lives and engage their social capital to address some of the most pressing needs in our communities.


SCI is delighted to announce David Shapiro as our 2017 SCI Idealist Award Honoree. The 2017 Social Capitalist Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. For more info, click here.


David Shapiro is the CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships. MENTOR was founded 25 years ago to build and activate a youth mentoring movement. Since then, the number of mentoring relationships has grown from 300,000 to more than four million. Under Shapiro’s leadership, the organization has been highlighted by the Social Impact Exchange, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and was selected by the U.S Department of Justice to establish and operate the National Mentoring Resource Center.

Shapiro was previously the CEO of MENTOR’s Massachusetts affiliate, Mass Mentoring Partnership and he has held positions with the U.S. Golf Association Foundation and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. He chairs the Mass Nonprofit Network board and serves as a volunteer leader with America’s Promise Alliance and National Human Service Assembly.