10 Year Anniversary Celebration

This year, Smart from the Start (“Smart”) is celebrating its tenth birthday, and just like the young children we nurture, we are looking forward to exciting new adventures and achievements in a bright and promising future! Come celebrate with us! Smart from the Start is hosting a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration fundraising event at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama in support of our children and families.

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Smart from the Start 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

“We Dream a World”

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6:30PM – 10:00PM

Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama (Theater District)

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

The evening is an opportunity for our supporters to:

  • Taste delicious food from a diverse variety of local community chefs;
  • Enjoy live music and dancing;
  • Learn more about our grassroots collaborative work with children and families;
  • Experience the rich culture of each neighborhood Smart serves;
  • Honor several dedicated leaders from our community;
  • Explore a variety of ways to support our children, families and communities.

As Smart looks to expand and strengthen our work on behalf of the young children and families we serve, we know that we cannot achieve our goals on our own. We ask you to join us for our 10th Anniversary celebration with the theme of We Dream a World, and together we can ensure that all of our children’s dreams of a bright future come true.

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Honorary Host Committee


  • Honorable Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston
  • Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Andrea Campbell, Boston City Councilor
  • Annissa Essaibi George, Boston City Councilor
  • Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor and Democratic Nominee for the United States House of Representatives
  • Betsy Groves, Founding Director, Child Witness to Violence Project
  • William E. McGonagle, Administrator, Boston Housing Authority
  • Bill Walczak, President and CEO, South End Community Health Center
  • Charlie Titus, Vice Chancellor for Athletics & Recreation and Special Projects & Programs and Director of Athletics, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, Board Member, YouthBuild USA & Boston’s Higher Ground
  • Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor
  • Hubie Jones, Founder and Advocate, Massachusetts Advocates for Children
  • Jane Tewksbury, Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
  • Josh Greenberg, Vice President of Government Relations, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Josie Greene, President, Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation
  • Kenneth Abrams, Senior Managing Director, Wellington Management
  • Kim Janey, Boston City Councilor
  • Dr. Michael Yogman, Pediatrician and Chair of the Advisory Board, Boston Children’s Museum
  • Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor
  • Representative Michael Capuano, United States House of Representatives
  • Mossik Hacobian, Executive Director, Higher Ground
  • Senator Sal N. DiDomenico, Massachusetts Senate
  • Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Massachusetts Senate
  • Susan Musinsky, Executive Director, Social Innovation Forum
  • Tiffany M. Philyaw, Membership Experience Executive, Boston Celtics
  • William Craft, Jr., Guidance Counselor, Wellesley Public Schools
  • Senator William N. Brownsberger, Massachusetts Senate




We’d like to thank all of our sponsors that make events like this celebration and all of the activities possible.