18th Annual Women’s Breakfast

“Here is the most important thing for all of you to know. When I walk into the Children’s Center, I feel like I AM somebody. And when my children are in that building, they are not homeless children. They are just children who want to play and learn and who are full of smiles.”  -Mother of a child enrolled in a Horizons early education center 


Join us for a powerful morning of inspirational stories and presentations at The Weston Copley Place, Boston.

Featuring special guest Chris Gardner, motivational speaker who shares his story about his rise from homelessness to become an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author of a New York Times #1 bestseller, and the inspiration behind the Academy Award nominated film starring Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness. Visit www.chrisgardnermedia.com to learn more.

Announcing emcee Trenni Kusnierek, Emmy Award-Winning Reporter and Anchor on CSN New England. 


General admission tickets are now available.

Discounted tickets are available for Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs); please contact your Regional Playspace Director for more information.

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Can’t attend the Breakfast, but want to support Horizons? Make your gift today!

Co-Chair: Maurice Ahearn, HUB International
Co-Chair: Karen Walsh, MFS Investment Management
Egan Cammack, Convexity Capital
Elizabeth Crowley, Burns & Levinson

Michelle Hicks, GMO
Meaghan Hooper-Berdik, Turner Construction Company

Jennifer Lee, CRA International
Susan O’Connell, Wellington Management
Elizabeth Rath, Clough Capital
Daniele Serafini, Adage Capital
Kristen Scott, Natixis
Ian Skinner, HUB International
Janice Sturchio, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Karen Tammaro, MFS Investment Management
Heidi Vanni, Boston Trust
Ashley Wade, Communispace Corporation


$50,000 Achieving the Impossible

$25,000 Coloring Outside the Lines
Sandy* and Paul Edgerley
Mazzella Family Charitable Fund, Lauren* and Joseph Mazzella
Health Advances, LLC

$15,000 Strengthening our Families
Tim and Debb Diggins
Susan* Whitehead

$10,000 Advocating for Change
logo_BH    Liberty Mutual    Old Ironsides    Turner_b&w
Michael* and Barbara Eisenson
Luly and Maurice* Samuels

$7,500 Educating Future Leaders
Matt* Epstein and Deborah Hiatt

$5,000 Inspiring Imagination
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Sue and Dan O’Connell
Linda J. Wondrack 

$3,500 Building Bright Futures
Boston Trust & Investment Management Company

Burns & Levinson LLP
Charles River Associates
CSN New England

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Financial Engines
Glenn* and Kim Engler

HUB International/Colonial Life
Ipswich Bay Glass Company
Manganaro Northeast, LLC
Pamela Mann and David Baron
Neighborhood Health Plan
New England Legal Search, Ltd.
Pinnacle Piping and Service Corporation
Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies
Wolf & Company, P.C. 


Please note: if you are driving to the Women’s Breakfast, we strongly suggest you leave extra time to allow for traffic and parking. The garage at the Westin will fill up early. There are many self-park options nearby.

Valet parking ($20 for event attendees) is available at the entrance to the Westin Copley Place at 10 Huntington Avenue.

Self-parking is available at the following locations:

Copley Place Garage: Enter at 100 Huntington Avenue between Westin and Marriott
Prudential Garage: Enter at Boylston St. near Fairfield St. or on Huntington Ave
Dartmouth St. Garage: Enter at 126 Dartmouth St. between Stuart St. and Columbus Ave


The Westin Copley Place is easily accessible via the MBTA Orange Line or Commuter Rail (Back Bay station) or Green Line (Copley station).