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20 years

November 3, 2012 The Revere Hotel, Boston, MA

MARQUEE $50,000 Debra Smith Knez Laurene and Scott Sperling SPOTLIGHT $25,000 Randi and Joel Cutler

CENTER STAGE $10,000 Bank of America Mr. James Boll and Dr. Lauren Smith Bulger Partners Marc and Denise Casper The District Management Council Sandra and Paul Edgerley EMC Lauren and Joseph Mazzella Steve and Judy Pagliuca Lynne and Tim Palmer Justin and Lee Sadrian State Street Corporation Maurice and Luly Samuels

TABLE HOSTS Paula Arrojo Rachel Berkey and Michael Sperling Desire2Learn Holly McGrath and David Bruce Soren and Caroline Oberg Richard and Susan Smith Jeri and Charles Queenan Sovereign Bank WilmerHale




Lynne Palmer Dr. Lauren Smith


Deb Knez Laurene Sperling

Rachel Berkey Jennifer Conley Randi Cutler Laraine Cohen Levy Lauren Mazzella Michelle Miller Caroline Oberg Pam Remis Jody Rose Robin Scari Susan Simon Susan Spagnola Dr. Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond

with BELL helps me s me math and help er in become strong school. e 11 -Marginald, ag

BELL board of directors Laurene Sperling, Chair Sperling Family Charitable Foundation Paula Arrojo Goldman Sachs Groups, Inc. Nicholas Bogard J. Nicholas Arthur, LLC. Dr. Tiffany Cooper Gueye BELL Chief Executive Officer Gene Guill Deutsche Bank AG (USA) Kathleen Kelley Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management, LLC. John J-H Kim District Management Council Deb Knez Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Donald Manekin Seawall Development Company, LLC. Doug Miller Miller Insights, LLC. Soren Oberg Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. Charles Ogletree Chair Emeritus, Harvard Law School Chris Piela FCCI Insurance Group, Inc. Justin Sadrian Warburg Pincus, LLC. Garrett Smith District Management Council Dr. Lauren Smith Massachusetts Department of Public Health

menu FIRST COURSE Roasted Beet Salad Pistachios, Goat Cheese Croquettes and Winter Citrus Vinaigrette ENTRテ右 Braised Osso Bucco Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Grapes, and Toasted Hazelnut Vegetarian option available upon request DESSERT Warm Molten Chocolate Cake Raspberry Sauce & Whipped Cream

I focus on math and r reading to prepare fo college. -- Jaleel, age 9

program WELCOME Lynne Palmer and Lauren Smith, Talent Show Co-Chairs Dr. Tiffany Cooper Gueye, BELL Chief Executive Officer

TALENT MOMENT ONE X-Ception of Boston University + BELL Scholars

A SCHOLAR STORY Benji Suprice, 9th Grade BELL Alumnus

TALENT MOMENT TWO Colby O’Donis + BELL Scholar

A PARENT STORY Josette Williams, Mother to BELL scholar Kunthary


TALENT MOMENT THREE Pitch Slapped of Berklee College of Music + BELL Alumni

BELL chang ed my mind about school. After colleg e I want to become a te acher. - Frankie, ag e 18

talent As Boston University’s premiere step team, X-Ception strives to promote cultural awareness throughout the Boston Univesity community. Through an array of various themes, movements, and rhythms, X-Ception informs and celebrates aspects unique to the step culture. X-cellence is the standard . . . not the goal! Featuring BELL scholars: Sharon Alexis, Sasha Andrade, Jessica Goncalves, Makayla Moore, Isabella Newsome, Amelis Nunez, Julie Oliviera, Teana Pettus, and Elizabeth Ramos

At 23, Pop and R&B singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor, Colby O’Donis, is already a veteran in the entertainment industry. Fame found Colby at age ten, when he became the youngest artist ever signed to Motown Records. At 14, Colby began opening shows for major recording artists, including JoJo, Backstreet Boys, 98°, N’Sync and Brian McKnight. Colby released his debut album in 2008 along with his hit single, “What You Got” featuring Akon (which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100). Colby was also featured on Lady GaGa’s infectious single “Just Dance” which spent almost five months on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring BELL scholar: Angelica Estrella

talent Pitch Slapped is the premiere co-ed acapella group representing Berklee College of Music. Founded in 2006, Pitch Slapped has enjoyed a rapid climb to notoriety, appearing on NBC’s The Sing Off in 2010, followed by being crowned the 2011 International Collegiate Champions at Lincoln Center in New York City. Their repertoire consists of a variety of styles, ranging from pop, to rock, to R&B. Featuring BELL alumni scholars: Aaliyah Baker, Joshua Bonnie, Shadae Carter, Givona Dietz, Levi Forbs, Talia Franklin-Reece, Herbert Hall, Christopher Johnson, Olaide Junaid, Demorea Martin, Adams Oke, Shalyse Powell-Forbes, Benji Suprice, Dominique York

Building Educated Leaders NOW means Building a Better Life for ALL! Thank you Deb for helping to make the future a better place. Randi and Joel Cutler

Thanks to BELL, young mind are intentionally left stimulated. Judy and Steve Pagliuca

U.S. Trust and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are proud to support:

The 2012 BELL Talent Show

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Congratulations to all the talented scholars, tutors, staff, and volunteers at BELL. - John J-H Kim and Garrett Smith

scholars across



SPONSOR A SCHOLAR At BELL, because we believe in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, we recognize them as scholars. In low-income communities, 75% of children cannot access high-quality summer learning opportunities. You can help us make sure every child reaches their potential. Will you sponsor a scholar and make a change in a scholar’s life today? $5,000 will sponsor a teacher to provide small group academic instruction to 10 scholars. $3,000 will Sponsor 2 Scholars to participate in BELL Summer or BELL After School. $1,500 will SPONSOR A SCHOLAR. Your donation will cover the costs of 1 scholar to participate in BELL Summer or BELL After School. $1,000 will pay for personalized tutoring for 1 scholar. $500 will pay for literacy and math curriculum and supplies for 1 scholar.


BELL has Program Goals: Scholars will increase their literacy and math skills Scholars will strengthen their self-confidence Scholars will improve their social skills Parents will become more engaged in their children’s education


Core Essentials BELL has High Expectations Partnerships for Success Exceptional Learning Environment Teaching Excellence Relevant & Engaging Learning Experiences BELL scholars experience



weeks of summer learning.

out of 10 parents report that they are more engaged in their scholar's education thanks to BELL. BELL is located in


states across the country.

In Boston, BELL Summer 2012 served over scholars.



Happy 20th anniversary BELL! Thank you for your tremendous contributions to improving educational opportunities for children across the country. The Palmer Family

celebrates BELL and its commitment to children’s education!

Corporate Citizenship GIVING



State Street Celebrates the BELL Talent Show At State Street, we know that what we do today will have a tremendous impact on our future and the future of those we serve. That’s why our commitment to corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture, and why we are confident we can help lay the groundwork for a better tomorrow. To learn more about State Street’s corporate citizenship, visit ©2012 STATE STREET CORPORATION. 12-15343-1012

SPECIAL THANKS Thank you to the following for making the Talent Show a success! BELL staff and volunteers BELL scholars and families Brian Choi Photography Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School Rafanelli Events Solomon McCown Staples Thomas H. Lee Partners



Congratulations BELL on 20 years of shaping the future through today’s youth! Pam and Rich Remis

The Scari Family is proud to support BELL’s 20th Anniversary. We salute the talent of all the BELL scholars and their commitment to be leaders!

Wishing much success to BELL’s 2nd Annual Talent Show. Karen and Jeff Miller

Happy 20th Anniversary BELL And congratulations to all the talented scholars, tutors, staff and volunteers at BELL You are all stars!

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THE SPERLING FAMILY Salutes with gratitude

Lynne Palmer and Lauren Smith For their ingenuity, grace, and leadership As Co-Chairs of The BELL Talent Show! A special thank you to the entire committee of volunteers the BELL staff our incredible sponsors each of you in the audience and especially to all the scholars for making this evening possible!


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BELL Talent Show Program Book  
BELL Talent Show Program Book  

Here is the program book for the 2012 Talent Show held on November 3, 2012 at The Revere Hotel in Boston, MA