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from the executive director Dear Friends, I am humbled and honored to be the new Executive Director for Generations Incorporated. As I begin at this amazing organization, it is my pleasure to update you on the significant progress and strategic initiatives that made 2017 a successful year. Now in its 27th year of service, Generations Incorporated is one of the leading intergenerational literacy programs in the nation, serving 3,426 students. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Generations Incorporated provided struggling kindergarten through third grade students with structured one-to-one or classroom-based literacy interventions by engaging 288 highly trained older adult literacy tutors within 14 Boston and Revere Public Schools and four community-based after-school programs. The formula is simple, but our talented staff continues to find new and innovative ways to deliver this service and generate critical support. In 2017, we expanded our reach with the addition of four new program locations -- three Social Innovation Fund expansion programs within Boston Public Schools and one classroom-based program in Revere Public Schools. We also refocused our Classroom Literacy structure to dedicate the majority of volunteer time to supporting sustained small group literacy programming and implemented new technology at all of our sites to allow for easier and more streamlined data collection. As a result of these efforts, we saw strong program results over the course of the school year with 87% of our students making accelerated gains (over one year’s worth of growth) in their literacy skills. While this report is a testament to the impact of Generations Incorporated’s programming, it is also a celebration and recognition of the many individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses that make this impact possible. We feel fortunate to work with such a generous community of supporters. The year ahead will be transformational and inspiring. We are excited to reach even more children, deepen our relationship with you, and work tirelessly toward creating more positive change. With gratitude,

Wes Enicks Executive Director

87% of all students enrolled in sustained small group tutoring experienced accelerated gains (over one year's worth of growth) in their literacy skills 1

mission (n) a pre-established objective or purpose

Generations Incorporated strives to improve the literacy skills of young students through Grade 3. We also provide meaningful opportunities to older adults who serve as literacy volunteers in our partner schools and after-school programs in low-income communities.

focus (n) a center of activity or attention


impact (v) to influence, alter, or have an effect on


supporter (n) a person or group who actively advocates or favors a cause

INSTITUTIONAL AND CORPORATE PARTNERS AARP Foundation * AARP Massachusetts * Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund AmazonSmile Foundation American Reading Company Anonymous Barr Foundation Berkshire Bank Foundation Boston After School & Beyond Boston Police Athletic League Cabot Family Charitable Trust Century 21 Advance Realty * Cisco City of Boston, Commission of Affairs of the Elderly CHT Foundation Clipper Ship Foundation Committee to Elect Brian Arrigo Corporation for National and Community Service Cummings Foundation Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Dorchester Brewing Company East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation Globoforce

Henry E. Niles Foundation Highland Street Foundation Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Hughes & Co. Jones Lang LaSalle Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation Liberty Mutual Foundation Education Initiative Mass Mentoring Partnership New England Patriots Charitable Foundation * Paul and Edith Babson Foundation People's United Community Foundation Plumbers Local Union 12 R.J. Devereaux Co. * Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Rowland Foundation State Street South Boston Community Development Foundation Verizon Foundation Wellington Management Foundation William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust Yelp Foundation

* Generations of Mentors Event sponsor


Many thanks to Mary Gunn for fifteen years of service as the Executive Director of Generations Incorporated, forty years as a champion for youth, and innumerable years of mentorship to many.


PARTNERS ($250 - 499)

Anonymous Maryanne and Stephen H. Bryant Amy and Jock Danforth Don and Maxine Goldberg Dot and Michael Hayes Michelle Roman Harvey Salgo David and Kristin Shapiro * The Sheth Family Fred and Martha Smith Tim Smith and Elizabeth Blodgett Smith John Tegan Bill and Jane Wolff

Anonymous X2 Nancy Berliner Eric D. Boven Amy and Peter Dopp Mike Festa Newell Flather Helen Garretson Amy Goldman * Amanda Goodrum Jack and Marybeth Hayes Lisa and Tommy Higgins Robert and Ilona Johnson Diane and George Kelley Dianne Kelly David Leonard Claudio Martinez Elizabeth Morgan Anne Nee Mary O'Donnell J. H. Daingerfield Perry and Constance R. Perry Hien Pham Heather Salerno * Robin Sanders and Brendan Burns Phyllis Segal * Lera and Matt Shawver John and Nadine Simon Julie and Alfred Tamayo Jane E. Thompson Phil Waters Stefanie Weiss Jim and Donna White Will and Megan White Kathleen Flynn Woodland

MENTORS ($1000- 2,499) Judith Blum Tara and Corey Finnegan Mary E. Gunn Jonathan Kappel and Carol Bolton Kappel

PATRONS ($500 - 999) George and Farah Blount Julie and Bruce Borcher * Chris and Kristy Coviello Julie Fentin Russel T. Hamilton Diana Hammer Mr. and Mrs. Weston Howland III Carol Kamin Samantha Levine Justin and Elizabeth MacNeil Megan McBryde Peter Toland


SUPPORTERS ($1-249) Anonymous X4 Robert I. and Sigrid Adler Magda Alden Joanne Aliber Gertrude Allder Ruth Andrews Frances Avrin and Martin Zafran Edward Baszkiewicz Susan Berliner Libby Blank Allie Flather Blodgett Doris AnaLee Bock Kim Bohling Betsy Brady Elana Brochin Katherine Brodoff Kathryn Brown Susan Butler Alberto and Bertha Calvo Salvatore Cammarata Charles J. and Linda Cardillo Deborah Carrow Gloria Cassey Yvonne Chen Pamela Civins Jean Clanton Linda and Barry Coffman * Bunmi Adeeko Collins Roxanne Commette Cynthia Ann Cornelius Phil and Jen Costa Elaine Cox Sandra Cramer Lisa and John Crowley, Jr. Regina Daley Margaret Daly Kara Dassel Rosemarie and Donald DeRosa Anne-marie Desroches Doug Dickson Colleen Downie and Bryan Lamoreau Nancy Durham and Bruce Fried

Amelia and Chris Edelman Roberta Falke and Andrew Levey Suzanne Federspiel Barbara Feuchter Sharlene K. Finkel and Richard M. Finkel, M.D. * Doreen and Peter Finnegan Sue Flynn Melody Forbes Gem Forde Ellen Fox Barbara and Mark Friedman Wendy and Peter Frisch Rebecca Garland Judy and Emmet Goggin Judy Gothreau Keith Graul Carol Greenfield Gina Hey Grotelueschen Saundra J. Haley Bonnie Hallisey Jane and Tom Hamel Dave and Tori Harrington Gregory F. Hill Leah Hoang Christine Holley Chrissy and Steve Holt Hope, Stu, and Jason Horowitz Ella Hungerford Barbara Hylton Michelle Hynes Darlene and Carl Jones Karen Jones Ellen Kaplan Sue Kahn Daniel S. Kamin and Scott M. Rankin Jerrold Kashuck Elana Kieffer Noelle King * Ilana Klarman Martha Kleinman Judy Krenzel and Howie Wernick

Steven Kriedberg Gail Laffer Gerry Lake Patricia Larts Sheila Lawrence Joan Laws Nonie Lesaux Jason Levine Amy LimBybliw Meghan MacLean and Daniel Hafner Kelly Marcella Marina Mardrus * Elyse Marsh Marty Martinez Thomas Martinson Lorine Matthews Daniel McConvey Walter McDonald Kathryn McGee Patricia McKenzie Molly McPheron Elaine McTaggart Sarah Meier Maya Milic-Straklj Kathleen A. Milligan Michelle Mizner Erika Moldow Molly Hurt Morris Cynthia Murray David Murray Marianne Murray James Murray and Mary Nichols Andrew Navarette Garen Nigon Judy Norris Halil Padir and Karen Marie Tegan Padir Mollie Parsons Casey and Michael Paliulis Patricia M. Patricelli Terrie Perella-Pirozzi Wendy Perlman *

One out of three children in low-income communities grow up without a mentor. Bruce, Mary and John Bridgeland. The Mentoring Effect: Young People's Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring. Washington, D.C.: Civic Enterprises with Hart Research Associates for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.


Generations Incorporated volunteers provided over 54,000 hours of structured literacy intervention and mentorship to support the academic and socialemotional development of children in Kindergarten to the third grade.

"My first grader wrote me a note in her journal as we finished up our session. However, she adamantly insisted that I not look at it until she left the Reading Room. As she left, I took a look. Her note said, 'I love you as a friend.' My heart melted." Donor list continued

SUPPORTERS (CONT'D) James Peters Bill Pugh * James Pugh * Yvonne Quinama Elaine Randolph-Jones CT Ransdell Marchelle Raynor Robert Restuccia and Emily Feinberg Dan Rizzo Alan Robbins David and Kathyrn Rosenberg Julia Ruiz Lynn Samuels * Tom Sander Freyda Sanders Donna Schiller Wayne and Bernie Schilling * Christopher Schweitzer Amy Schottenfels and Jonathan Klein Anne Serex Emily Shea Lou Siegel Barry Sitler Peri Smilow Sarah S. Smith Kelly Snyder Phyl Solomon Deborah Sorin Alanna Spada David Stolow Karl Jamie Sward Ann Teixeira Susan Evensen Tena Caitlyn Tengwall

Volunteer at South Boston Boys & Girls Club

Carol Tye James Vella Sara and David Walden Ray Wellbaum Lucas Wilkinson and Lyndsay Berry Wilkinson Maureen Willett Esther Williams Kerry Winer Deb Wrighton-Wex Andrea Wojciak Jonathan H. and Yoshie F. Wolff Dean and Kirsten Zarras Audrey Zides Christa Zuber

IN-KIND SUPPORT American Reading Company Devlin's Restaurant Flour Bakery Globoforce Grove Hall Pizza Hannah Blount Handmade Jewelry Lisa Higgins Massachusetts Bay Lines McCrea's Candies Porter Square Books Revere House of Pizza Sandy Brooks Stapleton Floral The Frogmore Union Square Donuts Wildflower Pantry

* signifies an honorarium gift

In middle-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1. In lowincome neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.* Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Generations Incorporated distributed over 1,600 books to young students and partner program locations through the generosity of supporters like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 7

volunteers (n) people who willingly perform a service


Linda Cavaleri Marjorie Coello Elaine Cox Dorothy D'Italia Sharon Danaher Camille Dello Iacono Margaret Dohnal Barbara Feuchter Saul Gliserman Marie Hennessey Brenda Ladderbush Paula LaRosa Kathleen Milligan ** Barbara Moschella Richard Noonan * Joan Piantedosi Mary Ann Picardi Maureen Picciuolo Ann Quealy Alan Robbins Helen Sigouin Janice Tremonte

BLUE HILL GARFIELD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ELEMENTARY Olayemi Ajayi Shirley Burch Virginia Comma ** Nancy Grynkiewicz Smiler Haynes ** Sheila Hentley Barbara Hylton Pearl Jones Cynthia Joseph Yvonne Quinama Alfreda Stokes Etta Taylor Dorothy Tobias * Lydia Townsend Alease Walker


BEACHMONT VETERANS MEMORIAL Eric Bradlee JoAnne Brown Corinne Deveau Edward Deveau Regina Gigliello Janice Gilman Nancy Glass Margaret Johnson Marilyn Kucera Lonnie Sue Maibor Walter McGovern Michele Murphy Richard Noonan ** Dorothy O'Connell

Site Team Leader ** Assistant Team Leader *


Vanessa Bell Jacqueline Bridgeman Gloria Cassey Patricia Devin Edna Freeman Debra Groomes Amelia Lewis Esther Lowe Patricia Stinson-Squires * Shirley Thomas Olga Velasquez Josephine Watson ** Diana Watson-Phillips Vivian Williams

F. LYMAN WINSHIP ELEMENTARY Carol Boggs Andrea Fein Celeste Finison Clement Liu Arlene Mason Marilyn Morgan Mary Regan Catherine Tocci **

Patricia Bachelder Constance Cassandri Leslie Clyne-DeCicco Susan Coppola Darlene Ferguson Alice Gassiraro Deborah Gilgunn Angela Guerrini Sima Harfield Darlene Jones ** Marietta Lipani Patricia Lloyd Patricia Long Dorothy Martin Kathleen Monteleone Cynthia Murray Deborah Shapiro

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. K-8 Rahiel Bernard ** Chandra Cardwell Williams Phyllis Carlson Martha Curtis June Diamond Nancy Gilson Marilyn Haynes Launa Johnston Karen Jones Jeffrey Kasica Gwendolyn Kiser-Williams Debbie Lubarr John Moulton Lisa Owens Joanne Phillips Dolores Pullen Shirley Royster * Michael Shelton Norma Steinberg Christine Summers Rosemary Walton Arnold Williams

MILDRED AVENUE K-8 Barbara Clanton Jean Clanton Gloria "Gigi" Green ** Sheila Jackson Ramona Jones-Weeks * Barbara Loatman Mary-Margaret Rose Deborah Ross Sheila Stewart Priscilla Troupe

RICHARD J. MURPHY K-8 Julie Dalton Roberta Falke Marilyn Jackson Sinead Lowrie Joseph Mergel Carol Robinson ** Donna Schiller Ann Seligsohn James Vella Kathryn Winn


Annette Brown Brenda Elam Mary Liz Hansen Kehler Rose Johnson Yvonne Jones ** Ramona Jones-Weeks * Patricia McKenzie Marilynn Morgan Elaine Randolph-Jones Gwendolyn Simmons Darlene Tate Mary Walker Gloria Waters Karen Wontan

RAFAEL HERNANDEZ K-8 AFTER-SCHOOL Kimberly Battle * Jacqueline Bridgeman Debra Canzater Henry Carrey Arthur Greenfield Jane Greenfield

Robert Jenkins Launa Johnston ** Ellen Kaplan Claudette Lawrence Helen McClarence Millie McPherson Andrea La Raye Myers ** Eva Postell David Wilson Zara Zsido

SOUTH BOSTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Carol Ann Bogue Sheila Buckman Charlie Cardillo * Linda Chiaramonte Geraldine Cuddyer Sylvia Dowling Holly Grant Eddie Hartfield Christine Holley ** Gail Laffer Cecelia Lorraine Schieve Eleanor Sullivan

STAFF SARGENT JAMES J. HILL ELEMENTARY Andrea Blackshire Jeannie Calello Phyllis Carangelo Louise Donahue Elizabeth Kirby Faith Kramer Debra LaBerge Rose MacDonald Gail Pasquariello Mary Perry Phyllis Prizio Beverly Rogers Julia Ruiz Dorothea Sierra Maureen Willett **

Libby Blank Doris AnaLee Bock Deborah Carrow Audrey Cunningham Ellen Demers Anne-Marie Desroches Donald Goldberg Gregory Hill Laura Kelley Martha Kleinman Joan Laws Joyce Lewis Alan Lokensgard Dennis Maguire Joanne Mathis Marjorie McMeo David O'Brien Patricia Patricelli Thelma Peele Cynthia Reid Michelle Roman Lindsey Rosen Jerri Shaer Sarah Smith Barbara Sommerfeld Sharon Steele Kate Strauchon Dave Ulliani William Wolff **



Helen Barros Tanya Christie Rosemarie DeRosa Phyllis Felder Joyce Foster Johnnie Hawkins Ruby Howard Patricia Larts ** Helen McClarence Leslie Middleton Shirley Monroe Ettaree Moore Stephanie Moore Shirley Rich Patricia Smith

Paula Andreottola * Margaret Arneaud

"The teacher introduced me to the kids as someone who really values reading. The kids sang me a welcome song that brought tears to my eyes. Now I know why I'm here." Volunteer at Patrick Lyndon Elementary, West Roxbury

"I love volunteering with children. It's exciting when they come in and they're not where they need to be and you can help them to reach that goal." Estella Mabrey, Assistant Team Leader at Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Roxbury

YAWKEY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Ruth Andrews Francine Bonas Michelle Cherry Arrel Daniel McLeod Hite Lenora Holley Joana Johnson-Smith Estella Mabrey * Lorine Matthews Virine Morris ** James Spencer LaKecha Stephans Lynnette Tyler-Sumpter Ida Weldon Anne Whitley Doreen Wilkinson Esther Williams


YOUNG ACHIEVERS SCIENCE & MATH PILOT K-8 Geraldine Anderson Inez Baptiste Margaret Brewster Nellene Chisholm Sandra Cramer Marilyn Haynes Betty Hoffman Denise Lucien Millie McPherson * Valerie Miller Marie Preval Earlene Salley Burnell Singleton Christine Spencer Zena Thomas Dianne Thompson ** Lee Williams-Cardwell

organization (n) an entity comprised of multiple people that has a collective goal


George Blount John Hancock Steve Bryant Columbia Gas Company Kristy Coviello Deloitte Tara Finnegan, Treasurer Finnegan Consultants Amanda Goodrum Independent Entrepreneur Jonathan Kappel Clark University Carol Kamin Carol Kamin Consulting Susie S. Lee-Snell M.Ed in Early Childhood Education, CHC Megan McBryde Shire Wai-chi Mok Blue Cross Blue Shield MA Michelle Roman, Vice Chair & Clerk Literacy Volunteer Harvey Salgo, Chair International Development Consultant William Wolff WAW Marketing, Inc. Literacy Volunteer



Virginia Bridgeman, Cluster Manager Kathryn Klister Brown, Director of Volunteer Management Sal Cammarata, Lead Cluster Manager Cynthiann Cornelius, Office Team Leader Wes Enicks, Executive Director Lisa Higgins, Cluster Manager and Social Innovation Fund Project Director Leah Hoang, Operations and Compliance Manager Liz MacNeil, Literacy Specialist Kendra Mrozek, Director of Programs Venecia Mumford, Cluster Manager Kathleen Thompson, Director of Finance and Administration Phil Waters, Recruitment Specialist Megan White, Institutional Relations Coordinator Phoebe Whitwell, Data Specialist Jennie Woo, Senior Manager of Development & Communications Liz Yanishevsky, SIF Recruitment and Training Specialist

AMERICORPS VISTA Anna Brooks, Partnership Development


treasurer's statement Dear Supporters, Generations Incorporated had a financially strong year in 2017 positioning us for 2018 and beyond. We secured several multi-year grants, including a ten-year Sustaining Grant from the Cummings Foundation. As a result, net assets increased by $692,000. In addition, 2017 was also our first full year as recipients of the Social Innovation Fund sub-grant through the AARP Foundation Experience Corps. This funding helped the organization expand to three new Boston schools and will assist us in further expansion in 2018. We are happy to report that the 2017 Fiscal Year ended with a surplus of over $17,000. On June 1st, we held a very successful event celebrating outgoing Executive Director, Mary Gunn. In addition to recognizing Mary’s significant contributions to the organization over the last 15 years, the event yielded nearly $90,000 in unrestricted funds, a 90% increase in revenue over the previous fiscal year’s event. Although 2017 proved to be a successful year in many ways, we were unable to contribute additional revenue to the Board Designated or Operating reserves. It is a goal of the board and staff to grow the reserves that were created during the Read to Succeed strategic plan. In closing, 2017 was a strong year and we thank our supporters for their generosity as we begin a new year and continue to grow. Sincerely, William Wolff Treasurer

“Impacting children’s literacy development demands more than a wellintentioned effort; it takes a commitment to strategic analysis, a dedication to refinement and improvement, and an unwavering willingness to stop what’s not working. Generations Incorporated does just that. They hold themselves accountable to the highest standards and a cycle of continuous improvement to ensure their programs result in their intended outcomes, both for the engaged volunteers and for those children they support.” Kelly Kulsrud, Executive Director, Lectio Institute

audited finances JUNE 2016-JULY 2017 INCOME Government Grants Private Grants Individuals Events (net) In-kind Donations Earned Revenue Miscellaneous

$ $ $ $ $ $ $


$ 2,212,664

647,784 492,662 72,380 89,108 670,769 239,850 111

Earned income

11% 0%








4% Individual


OPERATING EXPENSES Classroom Literacy Reading Coaches Active Aging Administrative Fundraising

$ 1,355,238 $ 526,458 $ 40,103 $ 152,416 $ 121,030


$ 2,195,245

7% Admin

2% Active Aging


Reading Coaches




6% Fundraising

62% Classroom Literacy


2016-2017 PROGRAM PARTNERS A.C. Whelan Elementary School, Revere Beachmont Veterans Memorial School, Revere Blue Hills Boys & Girls Club, Dorchester David A. Ellis Elementary School, Roxbury Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club, South Boston F. Lyman Winship Elementary School, Brighton* Garfield Elementary School, Revere Martin L. King Jr. K-8 School, Dorchester Mildred Avenue K-8 School, Mattapan Patrick J. Lyndon Elementary School, West Roxbury* Pauline A. Shaw Elementary School, Dorchester Rafael Hernandez K-8 After-School, Roxbury Richard J. Murphy School, Dorchester* Staff Sargent James J. Hill Elementary School, Revere William Blackstone Innovation School, South End William M. Trotter Elementary School, Dorchester Yawkey Club of Roxbury Boys & Girls Club, Roxbury Young Achievers Science & Math Pilot K-8 School, Mattapan

Denotes Social Innovation Fund Expansion school *


Profile for Generations Incorporated

2017 Annual Report  

2017 Annual Report