10th Annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - 6pm to 9pm
Boston Convention Center
Alison A. Quirk, Event Chair
Executive Vice President
State Street
MA Board of Directors
Kevin Connolly, Board Chair
State Street
Mark Buckley
Monadnock Paper Mills
Elaine Caprio
Christal Fenton
Bingham and McCutchen LLP
Tim Hunt
Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Meg Kelleher
Fidelity Investments
Owen Mathieu
Private Physician, Retired
Ken McCullum
Delaware Life
Viola Morse
Brandeis University
Dawn Perry
Ahold U.S.A.
Mike Refojo
RBC Global Asset Management
Susie Roberts
The Belgrade Group
Ruthanne Russell
Hill Holliday
Dave Sanford
Winter Wyman
Michele Scavongelli
EdLaw Project
Linda St. John
Fallon Health
Kirk Taylor
Biogen Idec
Kenn Turner
MA Port Authority
Mike Volo
Cammack Retirement Group
Dear Friend,
As a member of the Bottom Line Board of Directors, I am writing to invite you to join the
Leadership Committee for Bottom Line’s 10th Annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner on
Thursday, April 9th, 2015.
Bottom Line’s mission is to help low-income and first-generation students get in to college,
graduate from college, and go far in life by providing one-on-one guidance and support. Members
of the Leadership Committee will help connect Bottom Line with their networks to help raise
money, spread the word about Bottom Line, and hold a successful event. The Committee has an
extremely important impact on both the success of the event and the organization overall.
Results: Once a small organization serving 25 students, Bottom Line has grown into a multi-state
support network serving nearly 4,000 students from Boston, Worcester, New York, and Chicago.
Our services have achieved remarkable results: 78% of our students have graduated within 6
years, a rate which is more than twice the national average for similarly-disadvantaged students.
Annual Dinner: Thanks to the support of nearly 150 generous sponsors, Bottom Line raised
$892,000 from the 2014 Dinner on April 8th, the largest and most successful event to date. This
funding makes up nearly 20% of our annual revenue and these funds helped more than 2,300
students get to or through college last year. This year, we hope to grow our programs even more
and raise at least $1 million at our 10th Anniversary Dinner.
Leadership Committee Role:
 Become a sponsor of our 2015 Dinner, either as an individual or through your company
 Identify and recruit at least 2-5 other corporations or individuals to join you in supporting
Bottom Line’s mission through sponsorship of our dinner.
 Use personal/professional contacts to generate 2-5 items for our live/silent auction
 Identify other potential Leadership Committee members if possible.
 Attend Leadership Committee Events (see below)
Leadership Committee Events / Time Commitment:
 Late October/Early November (Date TBD): Dinner Kick-Off Breakfast (90 min)
 Early December (Date TBD): Leadership Committee Check-In Call (45 min)
 Mid January 2015 (Date TBD): Dinner Committee Call or Meeting (90 min)
 Early March 2015 (Date TBD) : Dinner Committee Call – Logistics (45 min)
 Thursday, April 9th, 2015: Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner 6-9pm
 Additional time will be spent creating a list of prospects and making calls
I hope you can join this year’s Leadership Committee to help Bottom Line grow and ensure that
more low-income students from our community can graduate from college with a degree and a
meaningful career path. Thank you for considering my request.
Sincerely,
Bottom Line Board Member
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