The YMCA of Greater Boston, a leading non-profit in the Boston community, is pleased to announce that WinnCompanies will be the presenting sponsor of SPARK! 2021.

SPARK! 2021 is an evening to demonstrate how the YMCA of Greater Boston is sparking positive change throughout Greater Boston. The event will include a panel discussion of women disruptors that are changing the philanthropy landscape for good, featuring Katie Everett, Executive Director, Lynch Foundation, Pam Norley, President, Fidelity Charitable, Melissa MacDonnell, President, Liberty Mutual Foundation and Rebekah Splaine Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation & EVP of Social Impact, Boston Red Sox.

“We are honored that WinnCompanies has joined with us to celebrate our collective impact and will be the presenting sponsor for SPARK! 2021,” said James Morton, President and CEO of The YMCA of Greater Boston. “Generous partners, like WinnCompanies, made it possible for the YMCA to reimage our service model and to be innovative in our commitment to improve community health and empower youth and families in Greater Boston throughout the pandemic and beyond.”  

WinnCompanies was founded in 1971 by Arthur Winn and thanks to the award-winning work of its dedicated team members, WinnCompanies has become one of the nation’s largest managers of affordable housing and one of the largest managers of privatized military housing. WinnCompanies and its charitable arm, WinnCares,  believes it has an obligation to make positive contributions to the community in which they do business. Making the company an ideal partner for the YMCA of Greater Boston. 

“We are thrilled to support the YMCA of Greater Boston and in particular, SPARK! 2021,” says WinnCompanies’ CEO, Gilbert Winn. “We as a company are grateful for the work the YMCA did during the pandemic and how it positively impacted the lives of our residents, especially with their food distribution programs. Their work encouraged WinnCares to get involved.”  

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