Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation is to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into our community through programs that directly benefit children in need. To do this, the Foundation applies a team mentality – much like that of the 17-time world champion Celtics - and relies on key partnerships with New England-based non-profit organizations who provide vital services to youth and to whom we offer funding and resources to help increase our collective impact in the community. This year our partners are:
- Berklee City Music Network
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
- Children’s Hospital Boston
- Horizon’s for Homeless Children
- Perkins School for the Blind
- Citi Performing Arts Center
- Positive Coaching Alliance
To make a donation, send checks made payable to:
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
226 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Season Ticket Holder Donation Program
The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has teamed up with the Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) to help give children a unique experience that they won't soon forget. Season Ticket Holders can donate any preseason or regular season tickets to the Shamrock Foundation who will work with MMP to provide the tickets to mentor programs so that children in our community will have the chance to experience a Celtics game in person at the TD Garden. To date the program has provided over 3,000 tickets valued at over $450,000 to children in the Boston community.
Mass Mentoring Partnership
The Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is the only statewide organization solely dedicated to bringing mentoring to scale in Massachusetts. Their vision is "that all young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them, and guide them." MMP has a rich history of catalytic involvement in the start-up and sustainability of high-quality mentoring programs; the execution of high-visibility mentor recruitment campaigns; and the attraction of increased public and private resources to the local mentoring movement. MMP is umbrella organization for more than 170 mentoring organizations supporting 23,000 youth in the state of Massachusetts.
Shamrock Foundation Focus Partners
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) helps young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, life-enhancing programs. BGCB serves approximately 14,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, in 10 Clubs in Boston and Chelsea, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core program areas: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology.
You can visit Boys and Girls Club on the Web at www.bgcb.org.
Berklee City Music is a nonprofit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved 4th to 12th graders all across the country. Students dedicate themselves to building their musical talent, their self-confidence and, in the long run, the strength of their community. The Berklee City Music Network connects Berklee City Music in Boston with like-minded music programs all over the country - including Washington, D.C, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Seattle. The goal of the network is to provide kids with every opportunity to see their musical potential. With year-round instruction, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, students are set up for success. Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee resources, facilities, and scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement to ensure that kids get the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and confident, well-rounded individuals ready to shape their world.
Berklee City Music All-Stars Night - March 9, 2011
Check Presentation: Krystal Banfield, Senior Director of the Berklee City Music Program; Curtis Warner, Executive Director of the Berklee City Music Program; Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Managing Partner & Shamrock Foundation President.
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins School for the Blind is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.
True to its mission, Perkins School for the Blind continues to provide its students with the tools and knowledge to chart a course toward each individual's maximum level of independence.
Perkins School for the Blind Night - Feb. 16, 2011
Check Presentation: Steven Rothstein, President of Perkins School for the Blind; Corinne Grousbeck, The Perkins Trust Board Chair.
Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital Boston is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, offering a complete range of health services for patients from birth through age 21. It is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its cutting edge discoveries benefit both children and adults. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation sponsors Champions for Children's, the hospital's annual fundraising dinner and auction.
Children's Hospital Boston Night - Nov. 24, 2010
Check Presentation: Sandy Fenwick, Children’s Hospital Boston President & COO ; Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Managing Partner & Shamrock Foundation President.
Horizons for Homeless Children
The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation was an integral part of the Horizons for Homeless Children's annual spring gala.
Horizons for the Homeless Children Night - Jan. 19, 2011
Check Presentation: Ása Fanelli, CEO and President, Horizons for Homeless Children; Audrey Epstein Reny and Ellie Svenson of the Boston Celtics ownership group.
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) is a private, non-profit society dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families. For 126 years, MSPCC has been a champion providing programs and advocating for public policies that protect children and support families. MSPCC offers a wide range of direct services, from child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention programs to clinical treatment throughout 25 locations across the Commonwealth. MSPCC's extended network touches the lives of 100,000 children and families annually.
MSPCC Night - Nov. 17, 2010
Check Presentation: Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Managing Partner & Shamrock Foundation President; Mary Lou Sudders, President and CEO, MSPCC.
Shamrock Foundation Community Partners
Citi Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is dedicated to providing broad-based, popular entertainment and arts education programming. As a non-profit institution, CPAC is committed to “keeping life colorful” by inspiring a greater appreciation for the arts through educational outreach, public programming, and community partnerships. Our programs, many free-of-cost, provide enhanced opportunities for youth, adults, families, schools and community organizations to share and experience the power of the arts in their lives.
Citi Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is on the Web at www.citicenter.org/about.
Positive Coaching Alliance’s (PCA) mission is to provide every youth athlete with a positive, character-building experience with sports. PCA’s work helps youth sports leaders, coaches and parents use the sports experience to create “major league people” who will be successful and contributing members of society. PCA has a particular emphasis on ensuring youth from under-served communities receive the benefit of the best possible coaching and provide many of our services free of charge to those in need.
Positive Coaching Alliance’s (PCA) is on the Web at www.positivecoach.org.