Chelsea Superintendent Honored at Social Capitalist Luncheon

On April 2, Dr. Mary Bourque, Chelsea native and superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, will be honored as a Community Social Capitalist at the annual Social Capitalist Luncheon hosted by Social Capital Inc. (SCI) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. She will be honored alongside Frances Martinez of Lynn and Martin Fantozzi of Newton. Superintendent Bourque was nominated for the award by former City Manager Jay Ash and Stop & Compare Supermarket.

“We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these very worthy individuals who are making a difference in local communities,”commented SCI President David Crowley. “Holding up such stellar examples of active citizenship is one way we encourage others to participate in their communities.”

This year’s luncheon will also feature 2015 SCI Idealist honorees Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and Eric Schwarz, co-founder of Citizen Schools.

Annually, the luncheon draws over 350 attendees – community leaders, local business owners, and philanthropists from around the state.

To learn more about this year’s honorees, tickets, tables, and advertising opportunities, please visit:

SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by uniting diverse individuals and groups through civic engagement initiatives. Since 2002, SCI has been developing Social Capitalists who reach across differences to mobilize neighbors and volunteers to strengthen our communities. Reflecting the variety of needs we face, SCI projects in 17 Massachusetts communities include youth-led campaigns to promote healthy eating and exercise; community web-portals and e-newsletters to connect people to civic information; multi-cultural events; neighborhood gatherings and resident-led community problem solving.

Over the last two years, Social Capital Inc. has been in partnership with the Healthy Chelsea Coalition (based at Chelsea MGH), working to connect Chelsea residents with health resources and information. To learn more, visit:

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