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

Past SCI Idealist Award Recipients


Natanja Craig Oquendo, Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Fund

Michael Curry, Esq., President & CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Pam Y. Eddinger, PhD, President of Bunker Hill Community College


Juan Fernando Lopera, Beth Israel Lahey Health’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Dr. Makeeba McCreary, President of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston


Betty Francisco, General Counsel, CEO Boston Impact Initiative and Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx and Latina Circle

Paul Francisco, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Workforce Development Programs at State Street Corporation

Yolanda Coentro, President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP)


Jay Ash, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

Sandra Cotterell, CEO of Codman Square Health Center


Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., CEO of IBA–Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank


Carol Fulp, CEO of The Partnership


David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership


Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Founder, Do the Write Thing

Rev. Ray Hammond, Chairman and Co-Founder, Boston TenPoint Coalition


Eric Schwarz, Citizen Schools Co-Founder & Former CEO; Co-Founder & CEO, College for Social Impact

Benjamin Zander, Conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra


Charlie Rose, Senior Vice President & Dean, City Year

Kevin Washington, Former CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston, Current CEO of the YMCA of the USA


Robert Lewis, Jr., Former Vice President for Program, The Boston Foundation; Founder & President, The BASE

Josh Kraft, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston


Bob Giannino, CEO, UAspire

Alan Trefler, Founder & CEO, Pegasystems

Pam Trefler, Trustee, The Trefler Foundation


Ophelia Dahl, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Partners in Health

Judith Kidd, Retired Associate Dean for Student Life, Harvard College;

Former Board Chair, Brookline Community Foundation


Susan Musinsky, Executive Director, Social Innovation Forum

Saskia Epstein, Former CEO, Room to Grow; Co-Founder & CEO, Power Launch

Paul Epstein, Social Worker, Town of Brookline, and Foundation To Be Named Later Co-Founder


Jarrett Barrios, Former President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation; President, Red Cross of Los Angeles

Marisa Luse, Co-Founder SCI Dorchester; Program Manager, Discover Roxbury


Constance Perry, Facilitator, Traces of the Trade; Consultant

Dain Perry, Facilitator, Traces of the Trade; Financial Services Representative, Northwestern Mutual Life (retired)