social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

2024 SCI Connect & Inspire

2024 SCI Idealist Celebration

Join us for an unforgettable evening highlighted by the presentation of the 2024 SCI Idealist Awards. You will make connections and leave feeling motivated by the inspirational speeches from our SCI Idealist honorees and SCI team members. Mingle with new faces, reunite with old friends, and leave with a renewed sense of optimism and purpose!

Thursday, May 2nd, 5:00pm-7:30pm

More than Words 242 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118

The SCI Idealist Award is presented annually to leaders who dedicate their lives and leverage their social capital to address some of the most pressing needs in our community. We are thrilled to be presenting the 2024 SCI Idealist Award to: Nora Moreno Cargie, Ayele Shakur, and Jean E. Dolin.

Tickets are now available for the May 2nd event! Discount for 5+ tickets!

Meet Our 2024 SCI Idealists

Ayele Shakur (She/Her)

President, Redstone Family Foundation

Ayele Shakur brings over three decades of experience as an innovator in urban education. She is currently President of the Redstone Family Foundation, whose mission is to combat racism and antisemitism primarily through civics and cross-cultural education for children, youth, and families while also including the broader community.
Previously, Ayele worked for for a total of 12 years – first as the founding Regional Executive Director for BUILD Boston, and then as Chief Executive Officer. Read Ayele’s full bio.

Nora Moreno Cargie (Ella/She)

President, Point32HealthFoundation; VP, Corporate Citizenship, Point32Health

Nora Moreno Cargie has a dual role at Point32Health: vice president of corporate citizenship and president for Point32Health Foundation. She previously worked at the Boeing Company as director of global corporate citizenship; for Illinois Action for Children as vice president of communications; and deputy communications director with Barak Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign. Today, Nora is on the board of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Conexión, an organization supporting the advancement of Latine talent. She also serves on the Executive Forum for Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Elder Stakeholders Group, convened by AARP Massachusetts to inform policy and practice in aging. Nora earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a master’s from NorthPark University, both in Chicago, Illinois. Read Nora’s full bio.

2024 SCI Rising Idealist

Jean Dolin (He/Him/His)

Founder of the Boston LGBTQ+ Museum of Art, History & Culture

Jean Dolin is the visionary Founder & President of the newly launched Boston LGBTQ+ Museum of Art, History and Culture. With a passion for celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of the LGBTQ+ community, Dolin has demonstrated exceptional leadership and creative acumen through his innovative curation of spaces and artistic projects. Notably, he has launched Rainbow Tales, an LGBTQ speaker documentary series. And, he has masterminded the Portraits of Pride exhibits, a set of powerful public art installations featuring large-scale portraits that vividly illustrate the vibrant stories and diverse influential leaders within the LGBTQ+ community. Jean is also an Alum of the SCI AmeriCorps program! Read Jean’s full bio.

Check out footage from our 2023 SCI Idealist Celebration and other events on our YouTube page!

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