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2014 annual report

the first 40 years


ll have, hope we a e th is e h S our our lives. all right, in in e ie b s o to R g a in need thing is go m which “All of us that every e base fro w th o d n e k id s v u ro e we that lets lace has p is the plac P It ’s . s ie e s v o li R d ur. thing is d shattere darkest ho that every again buil n w a o c h n e e m m o d know s many wo d into the dreams an as steppe r h u d o n m ie a fr re a can d now that rn around tu to g in o g und us.” void and fo

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in 1974, we opened our doors


n Easter Sunday, 1974, Kip Tiernan and a small group of friends opened the doors of Rosie’s Place not knowing quite what to expect. They planned to offer coffee, clothes, a place to hang out, and some compassionate listening. Forty years later, Rosie’s Place still provides all of that – and much more.

Because of your generosity and unwavering support, we embrace our duty to serve every woman who comes to us. From 1974 to the present day, you’ve made it possible for us to keep the doors open and the lights shining. You’ve provided a sanctuary for women alone, scared and sad. Thank you so much for caring.

Today, our guests visit Rosie’s Place for needs small and large, simple and complex. For one guest, a meal or a bus token is all she needs. For another guest, her daily visit to Rosie’s Place includes not only a meal and a visit with an Advocate, but taking part in an art activity and an English class. Truly a community center for poor and homeless women, Rosie’s Place offers so much to the thousands of women who have no place else to turn. Looking forward, we will expand our reach to underserved women in Boston’s public housing developments; create a community health program to reach women at home with serious, chronic medical conditions; and ensure that we have the space and resources to continue to serve our guests with dignity, respect and love.

Our front door in the early days


wrote: e are not sure exactly when, but many years ago our founder Kip Tiernan us know lets that have, all we that hope the is She “All of us need a Rosie in our lives. “Rosie,” actual an never was there gh that everything is going to be all right…” Althou t, suppor itional the idea of her has come to represent, for our guests, the uncond tanding and–above all–love they find when they come to Rosie’s Place.


much in big events but in Over the past 40 years, the spirit of “Rosie” has been present not so d retold with new endings. countless, small moments of grace, acts of generosity, stories to be told–an is welcomed

■ A guest arrives with some pieces of her life missing or damaged and in with open arms.

te for months

■ A mother is reunited with her children after working with an Advoca to make it possible.

d ■ A student in an ESOL class learns English and graduates from a Certifie Nursing Assistant program. to ■ A woman who stayed in our shelter a year ago returns with the keys own apartment.

her very

These are just a few images in the collective memory of Rosie’s Place. and look forward with As we turn 40, we reflect on our beginnings, assess where we are now of the programs and hear the purpose and optimism. In this Annual Report you will see snapshots here, from the early days up voices of the supporters, volunteers and guests who have brought us love, have created a rich itional to the present. All of these, together with our philosophy of uncond community that, every day, carries on the true essence of “Rosie.” last 40 have. We hope with The next 40 years will certainly see as much change and growth as the failures in our world terrible of e all our hearts that some of the services we must provide becaus can make it true. we it, will disappear because they are no longer needed. Perhaps if we dream our side today. Thank you for As we strive for a better tomorrow, we remain grateful that you’re at being part of the most amazing community we could imagine. With faith,

Sue Marsh Isabelle Stillger Board Chair Executive Director

“I came to Rosie’s Place to volunteer in 2002 because I wanted to learn more about homelessness–what drives women to the streets and what can be done to help them. From my first day, I saw a welcoming and safe place where staff was positive and guests were respected. Wonderful experiences in the Dining Room and with tutoring women in our Women’s Education Center led me to the Board of Directors. I have learned so much about the ‘perfect storm’ of factors that can lead to homelessness and poverty and I am pleased to be part of an amazing team at Rosie’s Place striving to meet the needs of our women in the future.”

ISABELLE STILLGER Rosie’s Place Board Chair


Overnight Shelter


rom the start, Rosie’s Place would do things differently– better than the status quo. Our shelter would not require a guest to leave each morning; she could stay for days or weeks, allowing her enough time to make a plan for what comes next. Rosie’s Place’s Overnight Program is still open 365 days a year to provide emergency shelter to 20 women for up to three weeks each. If she wishes, a guest can access a range of services right here that can help her focus on long-term solutions, rather than stop-gap measures.

Many of our guests come directly from sleeping on the streets and suffer from a chronic disability, such as mental illness or substance addiction. Others are escaping an abusive relationship or are newly evicted. And today, in Massachusetts’s scarce and overpriced housing market, we are finding that even women who have a steady job or income find it difficult to remain housed. During their stay, Valeria and other guests find in longtime manager Debbie Conway and her round-the-clock staff, a support system, knowledgeable resource, fair mediator and, most important, someone who cares.

Overnight Program Kitchen

ect. “We treat everyone here with resp t–it men iron env e I try to create a homelik us means a lot to women who come to bles. trou with n alone and are weighed dow really I have gotten to know many women well and do feel as close to them as family.”

 Deborah Conway

Overnight Manager since 1999 (on


“When I came up to Boston from Georgia last year, I never thought my housing would fall through. I had to send my son to a relative’s house while I wait, and that is so hard. Staying at Rosie’s Place has helped me to be strong. It’s such a positive place–when I’m here, I’m busy and I don’t think of negative things so much.”

Valeria A.

Rosie’s Place guest since 2013 (on right)

the heart of rosie’s place

Dining Room


hot meal among friends was the first promise of Rosie’s Place when we opened our doors on Easter Sunday, 1974. From the start, food was the draw; small, pink notices that read, “If you need a meal, come here and we’ll help you,” were distributed, and the word spread. Over the years we’ve created a network of thousands of Dining Room volunteers who make it possible to feed every woman and child who comes to us for a meal. One such committed friend is Tom, a financial advisor who has helped serve and clean up lunch just about every Wednesday since 1983.

“When I first came here, we served about 15 to 20 women at noontime. Now we can feed 150 women or more. Volunteering here gives me perspective. Serving lunch to guests is what’s real, not $100,000 trades at my firm.”

Tom Tate

Volunteer since 1983

Today, while the scope of our work continues to expand, the Dining Room remains the heart of Rosie’s Place. To our guests, it is not just somewhere to enjoy a nutritious lunch, dinner or, more recently, breakfast, too, but a special place to rest, seek respite from the streets and make and visit friends

Rosie’s Place Advocacy team



radually, we changed our service model from strictly sheltering to empowerment-based services, in which we work with guests to help them find more permanent solutions to pressing problems. Advocates were hired to assist guests with a wide range of challenging issues, from finding housing and a job, to addressing addiction and mental health struggles, to managing family matters. For many guests, it was the warmth and empathy of these staff members that encouraged them to take a first step forward. Advocacy at Rosie’s Place today comprises ten Advocates, five of whom are fluent in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Cape Verdean-Creole, Portuguese, Mandarin or French. In addition to helping guests feel safe as they confront some of their most daunting issues, they also help connect guests with health and wellness care, clothing, legal advice, transportation and emergency funds for eviction prevention and prescriptions.

And because we do not accept government funding, our Advocates are free to meet our guests’ varied and often complex needs without constraint on our services.

“When I tell people that I work as an Advocate with poor and homeless women, they will often say ‘Isn’t that so depressing?’ I’m always surprised by that response, because it is such a privilege to be surrounded by strong, resilient women every single day. I work with women who are doing incredible things to keep moving forward in their lives. I am in constant awe of their strength and honored to be a part of their lives.”

Erin Miller

Advocacy Manager since 2011 (bottom row, far left)

“I signed on after I retired, thinking I might pursue a second career in ESOL. I hadn’t been in a classroom for 25 years but I’ve found that I absolutely love teaching here! The women work hard and have very complex lives, yet they are tenacious and have such energy. I have learned so much from them.”

Sandy Goldstein

Volunteer teacher since 2013 (on left)

“In El Salvador, my family was too afraid for me to go to school because of the danger of gangs in my village. My father taught me and I also educated myself. I like to learn and I am working to write and read much better in English. It is wonderful that I can be in a school where I feel safe.” ”

Leonor M.

 osie’s Place guest since 2013 R (on right)


Women’s Education Center


nce our guests were able to gain some stability in their lives, they often sought the tools that would lead to a job and greater opportunity. So, Rosie’s Place began offering its first adult education classes in literacy skills and GED preparation. We recruited volunteer teachers and offered small group instruction and one-onone tutoring, all at no cost. As we began to serve a rapidly expanding number of immigrant women who spoke little or no English, we added ESOL classes to our

offerings. These classes were customized to focus on guests’ practical needs, such as the ability to speak with a doctor, navigate a grocery store or fill out a job application. We even helped underwrite GED test fees, certificate programs and outside courses that provided career advancement. In 2010, we opened the Women’s Education Center, a new wing of Rosie’s Place that houses classrooms on four floors, enough to offer morning, afternoon and evening classes for hundreds of women each semester. With technology instruction now available and a formalized curriculum and evaluation process, we expect the number of enrolled students to continue to grow.

Dignity of Choice

Rosie’s Place Groceries Food Pantry


t Rosie’s Place, far more women we serve are poor than are homeless. They come for meals, often with their children, to stretch modest monthly food budgets. Our first food pantry, organized in the Dining Room, sought to meet this need by handing out non-perishables twice a week to further supplement guests’ grocery purchases. A short time later, Rosie’s Place Groceries moved into dedicated spaces in our newly renovated building. Rather than giving guests pre-bagged groceries, assuming that we know what food they might prefer, we welcomed them to select what they like and “shop” among our shelves. And thanks to relationships with local farms, we now offer fresh produce–a luxury for so many guests–along with meat, dairy products and dry goods.

“My neighbor told me about Rosie’s Place and we come together to the pantry and then class. Rosie’s Place Groceries has good food to eat and sometimes I need food. My favorites are the vegetables— carrots, tomatoes and potatoes. There is good support here; I want to learn English and the teacher here is very good, and if I’m hungry, I can eat food in the Dining Room too. ”

Feng Ming D.

Rosie’s Place guest since 2012

An uncertain economy has brought greater numbers of women and, accordingly, we extended our hours into the evening. With this change, we have been able to accommodate even more women, especially those who may be at work, at school or caring for children during our morning and afternoon hours.

Nurturing Creativity

Arts Initiative


osie’s Place has long recognized the importance of treating poor and homeless women as whole people, that the challenges which bring them to our doors do not define them. This approach informed the creation of the Arts Initiative in

“The ‘What Rosie’s Place Means to Me’ anniversary quilt project provided me with the opportunity to showcase my creativity in designing multi-media squares. Other art projects are displayed inside Rosie’s Place in such a way that it elicits pride and accomplishment to those guests who participated. I highly suggest a visit to the art room to see projects in a variety of media…it is awe-inspiring.”


Rosie’s Place guest

2006, which offers guests a full slate of arts and crafts workshops, field trips and performances– activities not traditionally provided at a direct service agency. A cross-section of a month of programming includes volunteer-led workshops in creative writing, jewelry-making, crocheting, painting flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keefe and photography; art trips to the DeCordova Museum and Harriet Tubman Park; and performances by a poet and a pianist/singer. These arts activities create an atmosphere of care and calm, and a means for our guests to connect with their talents and build upon their strengths.

Going Beyond Our Walls



t Rosie’s Place, we truly see all poor and homeless women as part of our community, whether they visit us regularly or rarely set foot in our building. This philosophy led us a decade ago to find a way to not only support women in finding housing but to help them keep it, too. This homelessness prevention work has grown as our housing stabilization workers offer even more newly-housed guests long-term support and

services through monthly home visits. With our involvement, guests like Angela have become more independent with each passing year. More recently, we launched our Outreach Van, which five days a week provides information, food, blankets and other necessary items to hundreds of women on the streets of Dorchester and Roxbury. And with the Friendly Visitor program, we connect volunteers with poor and isolated women at home or in long-term care facilities; friendships form, bringing a measure of comfort and enjoyment to both our guests and our volunteers.

“Rosie’s Place has been there for me through my ups and downs. I’ve got lots of friends here and I come in for meals and to go to the Wellness Center. I also love going on the field trips to museums. Evelyn makes sure everything is in order with my rent and bills. It is a great feeling to know that she cares.”

Angela C.

Rosie’s Place guest since 1994 (on left)

“Meeting guests in their homes creates an ongoing connection that carries through every day. I hear from and see many of these same guests at Rosie’s Place because they know they can trust me and that we are here for them, no matter what.”

Evelyn Gonzalez

Outreach Manager since 2005 (on right)




elf-advocacy work builds upon Rosie’s Place’s existing efforts to equip women with the information, skills and encouragement they need to make informed decisions and advocate for themselves in all areas of their lives. We help our guests develop problem-solving skills and confidence through diverse activities such as multi-session training series, antibullying workshops and IMPACT, a self-defense and de-escalation course. The self-advocacy approach always seeks to ensure that guests’ voices drive programming and activities. This has resulted in the creation of a community garden at Rosie’s Place, with guests taking on the planning, tending and

harvesting responsibilities. Our guests also lead a weekly mindful walking group, a monthly raffle of guest-made crafts and other items and a healthy cooking class. Putting the reins in guests’ hands fosters growth and leadership development.

“As an IMPACT instructor, it’s been powerful to witness the high level of growth and change in the guests–it’s not something you always see. After only 12 hours of classes, women who have a lot of fight in them learn how to manage their adrenaline and the quietest women just seem to ‘take up more space’ and stand up for themselves.”

Robin Saez

IMPACT Program Coordinator

IMPACT graduation class

The Year at a Glance 2014

In FY2014, Rosie’s Place and our generous friends, made an impact in the lives of more than 12,000 women in the following ways:


e served 92,000

nutritionally balanced breakfasts, lunches and dinners to guests and their

children, an increase of 15% over FY2013.

Women shopping at Rosie’s Place Groceries made more than 22,000 visits, taking home about 569,000 pounds of food. Rosie’s Place’s Advocacy staff accommodated 1,000 appointments with guests each month. We provided 515 individual stays for guests in our overnight shelter. Through our Outreach activities, 96% of guests receiving monthly in-home supports were able to stay housed and break the cycle of homelessness.

Our Outreach Van provided services and support to as many as 500 women per month on the streets of Boston. The Women’s Education Center provided 316 women each semester with free classes and tutoring. 2,100 women participated in 268 on- and off-site arts workshops, 343 of

whom were new to our offerings.

2,500 volunteers provided nearly 61,000 hours of service,

the equivalent of 30 full-time employees.

Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. We are proud that 86 cents of every dollar raised went directly to essential services for poor and homeless women.

programs and Expenditures Finance/Administration: $313,710 (3%)

Development: $990,199 (10%)

Women’s Craft Cooperative: $366,920 (4%)

Public Policy: $189,586 (2%) Education and training to involve our guests in the legislative process

Social enterprise providing guests with income, work skills and self-confidence

Emergency Shelter: $524,610 (6%) Twenty-bed shelter where women find respite from the streets while they work with Advocates to identify more permanent solutions

Permanent Housing: $96,326 (3%) Permanent, supportive housing for formerly homeless women, including those who are medically frail Women’s

Education: $945,009 (10%)

Free ESOL and Literacy courses taught by volunteer instructors and tutors within a familiar and supportive environment

Advocacy: $3,617,203 (38%) One-on-one support, assistance and referrals. Self-Advocacy empowers guests to advocate for themselves.

Food Programs: $2,589,090 (27%) Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Groceries program allows guests to “shop” for their fresh and non-perishable items themselves

sources of funding

other 1%

Estates 10%

Corporations 13%

Individuals 63% Foundations 13%


osie’s Place relies solely on private support and does not accept any city, state or federal government funding. In fiscal year 2014, $7,542,193 in operating support was raised. In addition,

$2,257,193 was received through inkind contributions of clothing, food,

toiletries and volunteer hours.

Net assets of property, equipment and cash were equal to $18,628,930 at fiscal year end. Please call the Development Office at 617.442.9322 to request our complete audited financial statement.

founder's circle


amed in honor of Rosie’s Place founder Kip Tiernan, members of the Founder’s Circle contributed $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. Just as Kip depended on a small group of volunteers and their $250 contribution to open Rosie’s Place in 1974, so do we depend on the consistent generosity and involvement of these individuals to provide help and hope to thousands of women each year. We are very grateful for their support and dedication to our mission. Anonymous (145) Jan Adams Ruth and Ernest Adler Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer Janet and David Aldrich Susan Alexander and James Gammill The Alizadeh Family Ann and Jack Allegrini Susan Alvey Gaille Anderson Amy Anthony Dennis Arinella Robert Armacost Elizabeth and William Armstrong Elizabeth Armstrong and James Iglehart Judith Arnold Judith Aronstein and Joseph Rice David and Lois Ashcroft Dorothy H. Baldini Cornelia Barnard Steven and Deb Barnes Yaneer and Naomi Bar-Yam James and Bobbie Basta Lisa and John Batter Elizabeth Baum and William Berman Deborah and Alan Beck Joshua and Anita Bekenstein Mary Linn Bergstrom Mandy and Seth Berman Lowell and Lisa Bircher Catherine Bird and Jonathan Delgado Crispin Birnbaum John Biske and Duane Lefevre Kathi and Bryce Blair Carolyn and Rob Blanks Jane and Robert Blauvelt Thomas Blecher Stephen and Maria Blewitt David Blittersdorf Jennifer C. Boal Jacquelyn Borck Kimberly Boucher Bob and Karen Boudreau Susan Boyle Amy and Ed Brakeman

Cherise and Robert Bransfield Andrea Brennan Karen Brennan Mark and Maureen Brill Jane Brock-Wilson Leslie Brody and Amy Seeherman Hester and Robert Brooks Barbara Brown and Richard Zingarelli Catherine Bruno Stephen Buchwald Heather and Chris Buder Susyrati Bunanta and Marc Van Hulle Matthew Bunn Lalor and Patricia Burdick Marianne Burke Mary A. Burke Timothy and Carrie Burr Jon Bush Susan Okie Bush Susan Kelley Callahan Alice D. Campbell Barbara and Richard Campbell John Campbell and Susanna Peyton Patricia Campbell and Tom Kibler Sybil A. Campbell Terri Campbell Kathleen and Craig Camuso Kathleen Canty A. William and Carol Caporizzo Albert and Elizabeth Capraro John and Peggy Carberry Jenaro and Mallory Cardona-Fox Susanne Carlson Larry and Christine Carsman Nancy J. Caruso Karl E. Case Christy and Jay Cashman Kimberly Castelda and Mark Kelleher Ronald and Ronni Casty Ralph Catalano and Jane Stabile Lynne Cavanaugh and Jim Kitendaugh Dr. and Mrs. David Cave Linda Cebula and Robert MacCready Mrs. Fay M. Chandler Carol Chandor and Anthony DiSciullo

Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers Amelia Charamba Eunice A. Charles Derek Chilvers Patricia and Will Chiu Pamela Dippel Choney Jin Chung Grace and Raymond Ciccolo Jessica Cirone Holly Clark Elizabeth and Stephen Clarke Judith Engle Clifford Linda and Barry Coffman Christina and Tim Cohen Marjorie and Martin Cohn Elisabeth and Kevin Comer Stephanie and John Connaughton Jack and Judy Connor John and Eileen Connors Patricia and George Conrades Patricia Conway Alison Coolidge and Tom Boreiko Cecilia and Eduardo Cordeiro Dennis and Kathryn Costello Owen R. Cote Jr. John Coughlin Anne Covert Daniel and Niki Cox Daniel and Rebecca Coyne Carolyn Crowley May Danberg Bruce Daniel and Susan Dacy Robert Daves and Jennifer Jackson Jaqueline Davies Kimberly J. Davies Anne and James Davis In Memory of Phyllis Davis Lisa and Domenic DeAngelo John M. DeCiccio Ana Mari De Garavilla and Paul Hoffman Kathleen and William DeLuca Ms. Jamie Demas Daniel and Mary Dennis Claudia Dent and Pam Hurley Thomas and Laurie Desrosier Laurie T. Dewey Peter and Brenda Diana Barbara Dickenson Timothy and Deborah Diggins James Dillon and Stone Wiske Susan and Joseph Ditkoff Susan Dodd Deb Donahue Kathleen Donohue and Mark Sanders Robert Doran R. Michael Dorsch Jamie Dostou Deborah and David Douglas

Alison Douglass Nancy W. Doyle Denise and Walter Dray Cathi and Mark Duffy Cynthia and Norman Duffy Drs. Peter Dull and Judith Tsui Mary and Matthew Dunne Margaret Eckenroad Jennifer Eckert Sandra and Paul Edgerley Caroline C. Edwards Ann McCarthy-Egan and Tom Egan Belinda F. Eichel Frederick and Kimiko Ek Laura Emig Margaret L. Engel The Engerman Family William and Ann Equitz April Evans and Carol Furniss Winifred Ewing William Fabbri and Ann Goebel-Fabbri Stephen Fair and Rebecca Kirk Honore J. Fallon Joseph F. Fallon Kathleen Fanning Lee Ann Fatalo Pamela Feingold I. Mette and Julius Feinleib Judith and John Felton Beth and Richard Fentin Mr. David R. Ferry William and Denise Finard Jill and Michael Fischer Anne K. Fishel and Christopher B. Daly Thomas Fitzsimmons Walter J. Flanagan, Jr. The Foley Family Lionel P. and Judith A. Fortin Cecilia Foskett Daphne and Lawrence Foster Barbara Fox and Jonathan Saxton Henry Frechette and Judy Hodge Peter and Eleanor Frechette Jane Freedman, M.D. and Mark Iafrati, M.D. Jody Freeman Jeff Fullerton Hilary and Christopher Gabrieli David Gacioch Idonia and Nathaniel Gaede Ellen and Phil Gager Anne Gannon Gallagher Sharon Gallagher Judith L. Gass Anthony Gemma Deirdre Giblin and David DuBard Maryann and John Gilmartin A. Silvana Giner and Thomas Craig

Back on My Feet – December 2013 A number of Rosie’s Place guests meet members from the Boston chapter of the nonprofit Back on My Feet at 6 am three mornings a week to either walk or run, which helps them both feel good, and feel good about themselves.

Ann and Paul Gleason David Goldberg Dori Goldberg Paul S. Goldberg Patrick Golden Beth Goldfarb Susan Goldhor and Aron Bernstein Barbara A. Goldrick Nancy Goldrick Randy L. Gollub and Jon K. Hirschtick Stevanka and J. Max Goodson Christina and Michael Gordon Judy Gordon Toni and Doug Gordon Ann and Kenneth Gorson Becky and Michael Goss Alexandra Gould and Jon Come Laurie Gould and Stephen Ansolabehere Paul Grabscheid and Sheila Bloom Daniel Greenberg and Patricia Salt Lillian E. Greene Gillian and Richard Gregory Carolyn and Tim Grimes Marni and Jay Grossman Susan Gruber Christopher Hadley Susan Smith Hager and Rodney Hager Estate of Elizabeth Haggman Cheryl L. Hamlin Stella M. Hammond Sarah and Thomas Hancock Robin and Dean Hanley Leonard F. Hanna Pamela Haran and David Godkin Oliver Hart and Rita Goldberg Adele Peterdi Harvey Paul and Janet Haus Louise J. Hauser Jerry and Margaretta Hausman Dan Hawkins and Carolyn Moss

Phyllis Troupe Hawkins Judith Hellman Diane and Dennis Hemond Carla and Michael Higgins Joseph and Kristin Higgins Neil Higgins Evelyn Hitchcock Dominic Hix Patricia and Galen Ho Christina T. Hobbs Mr. Robert Hockett Judy and Stephen Hoffman Barbara and William Holgerson Peter and Donna Hollinger Aaron Homer Linda and Joseph Hooley Jill Hornor and Yo-Yo Ma Sharon Hucul Thomas Huff Luisa Hunnewell and Larry Newman Susanna Hunt Nick and Marianne Iacuzio Robert Indresano Kathleen and Robert Ix Tyler and Laura Jacks Jonathan and Joanna Jacobson Madeline Brandt Jacquet Susan F. Jarvi Mary and Michael Jenkins Julia and Peter Johannsen Karen Johnson and Jim Broderick Susan and Glenn Johnson Rosemary Joyce and Russell Sheptak Rabbi Randy Kafka Emily G. Kahn Jordan and Susan Kahn Sarah Kahn James and Sally Kaloyanides John C. Kaloyanides Michael and Deborah Kaloyanides

Deborah Kaplan Jana Kaplan and Janet Beaudoin Lynn Kaplan Susan C. Kaplan Martha and Peter Karoff Anwar and Catherine Kashem Lisa Keglovitz Estate of Peter Kelleher Annabelle and John Kellogg Edward B. Kellogg Alicia and Fred Kelly Sheila and Danny Kelly Sam and Amanda Kennedy Erin O’Connor Kent and Patrick Kent Jean H. Kindleberger Daniel Kingsbury and Caitriona Ni Dhuchon Bonnie Kirchner Mary and Adam Kirsch Lisa and Stuart Kliman Charles Kojabashian Anna and Peter Kolchinsky Susan Konarski Angiras and Nancy Koorapaty Brenda Koskinen Robert Kozik and Patricia Crane Diane Krause John Krawczyk Christian Kreilkamp and Dorothy Ahle Jane and Joseph Kringdon Anne Kubik and Michael Krupka John and Marilyn Kucharski Elka and Charles Kuhlman Deborah and Geoffrey Kurinsky Melissa LaBarge Jessica Ladd and William Brack Leslie Anne Lake Wendy Landman and Joel Weissman Janet M. Lang Caroline and John Langan Marc and Catherine Langer Catherine and Jean-Pierre Lanteri Gloria and Allen Larson Eric and Lori Lass Ruth and Christopher Lawler Michael Lazar Nancy Leaming Joan LeBel Rob and Annette Leckie Eve Lee Patricia and Christopher Lee Teresa Lee and Thomas Keim Eugenia and Nelson Lees Suzy and John Lehner Susan M. Leland Mary Jane and Stephen W. Lenhardt Renee and Matthew Levin William and Chouteau Levine Andrea Levitt and Antoine Hatoun

Sharon Ireland Lewis Laurel and David Lhowe W. Margaret Lincoln Trust Nancy and H. Eugene Lindsey Marjorie Liner and Christopher Connolly Donald Lipson David Litwack and Mary Lambert Jeanne M. Livermore Susan Lock Martha G. Locke William Lockeretz Christina and Peter Lofgren The Lombard Family Mary-Alice and Kenneth Loring Alice M. Lorusso Elizabeth and Phil Loughlin Stephanie S. Lovell Kiersten and David Lowe Colleen and Jeff Lowenberg Carolyn T. Whooley Lucas Jerry Ludwig William and Liane Luke Susan and Richard Lynch Melissa M. MacDonnell Linda and Larry MacKay Robert MacPherson Stacy Madison Maggiore Family Deborah Maine Lisa and Andrew Majewski LeRoy and Antoinette Malouf Cynthia Maltbie and Bruce Mays Claire Mansur and John Ryan Donna Marcin and Charles Van Meter Kristin and Paul Marcus David and Kim Markert Julie Marriott Sue Marsh and Brad Gove Rachel and Joseph Martin Thomas Martin and Alice Hoffman Carol Master and Sherry Mayrent Kristen Maxwell Michele May and David Walt Joan and John McArdle Jeanne F. McCann Anne D. McClintock Libby and Kevin McClintock Kimberly McDowell Kelly McGarr Carolyn and James McGarry Joseph McGill and Kaffee Kang Thomas McKie Lynne McLaughlin Susan A. McLeish Jack and Sue McNamara Patrick Mehr and Helen Epstein Lisa and Theo Melas-Kyriazi

Maureen and James Mellowes Carol and Steve Memishian David Miller Mary Dockray-Miller and Michael Miller Todd and Jill Milne Ann Milner Anne B. Milton 1992 Trust Joshua and Heidi Model Clark and Jane Moeller Helene and Richard Monaghan Lois M. Monge Judith Monosson and Robert Scherzer Kevin P. Mooney D.D.S. Barbara L. Moore and Jack A. VanWoerkom Betty Morningstar David L. Morris and Evelyn Krache Morris Wanda and Ronald Mourant Cathleen Moynihan Richard and Mary Murnane Pat and Troy Murray Mr. Robert J. Murray and Christa Balzer Linda and Fred Naddaff Barry and Laurie Beth Nagler Jill Nagorniak Estate of Severino Naples Ronald and Kathleen Nath Maura Neely Richard and Ann Nemrow David and Sharon Neskey Maureen and Dan Newman Emily Newmann Kathleen and Richard Norman Leila G. Noveletsky George and Luanne Nugent Dr. Joseph and Ms. Molly Nye Donna and Curtis Nyquist Stephen and Margaret Ober Virginia and Herbert Oedel Suzanne and Andrew Offit Katie Oldoerp Carol S. and John J. O’Neil, III Monica O’Neil Bill and Kathy O’Neill Patricia O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. O’Neill Helene and Martin Oppenheimer James Papadonis Charles and Kathleen Parker Chris Parker and Stewart Rubenstein Faith and Glenn Parker Deborah and Mark Pasculano Lisa and Stuart Patterson Lori and Roland Pease Meghan D. Pelton Deidre O’Brien Pepi and Louis Pepi John Peters Kathleen Peto and Daniel Rice

Tania Phillips and Jeffrey Dover Kasper Pilibosian Jean and Scott Pilla-Pierce James Pinney Diana Pisciotta Mary Powers Kelly and Stephen Pratt Adelita Press Cynthia and John Quealy Elaine Quinn Kelly Race Carey Radebaugh Richard and Joanne Ramsey Robert and Anne Ramsey Susan and Jim Rapoport Alaka Ray Kelley and David Ray Janet C. Reckman Roger and Hannalore Reiser Sarah Reynolds and Danny Ertel Mr. Kennedy P. Richardson Ronald J. Rieder Erin and Paul Riley Judith and Timothy Ritchie Jane Brooks Robbins Michael Roitman Lindsey Rosen Leon Rosenberg Peter and Lori Rosenberg Tracey L. Ross Drs. David A. Roth and Marie B. Demay Sue Rothenberg Larry and Nancy Rowe Christine and David Roy Richard Rudman and Karen Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Runkle Deborah and Channing Russell Gwen Ruta Kathleen A. Ryan Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones Jeswald and Donna Salacuse Lynne and Warren Salzman Darin Samaraweera Susan D. Sampson Susan and William Samuelson Richard and Leanna Kay Sands Robert Sanoff and Margot Kaplan-Sanoff The Saul Family Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Savignano Estate of Michael Sawink James P. Scales David and Joni Schelzi Peter and Cindy Schliemann Julia Schlozman Norma Jean Schmieding Annuity Trust Roberta and Bill Schnoor Don and Elyse Schuerman Kathleen and Frederick Schultz

Reinhard and Nina Schumann Robert Schwartz and Ruth Horowitz R. Michael and Susan Scott Carol and Howard Seplowitz Karen Sepucha Sandra Serkess James Sexton Michael Sgambati Lorna Shafir Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Shames Barbara and Edward Shapiro Dr. Sreenath V. Sharma Phillip and Ann Sharp Maura Shaughnessy William Shea and Susan McConologue-Shea John Sheehan and Celia Clancy Julia Sheehan and Errol Morris Wendy Sheehan and David Barbrow James D. Shields and Gayle M. Merling Estate of Nancy J. Shirley Laura and Robert Sillerman Marilyn Silva Michael A. Simpson Joseph Singer and Martha Minow Jus and Kumud Singh Martin Siwak Elizabeth Skavish and Michael Rubenstein Paul and Lisa Slack Gordon and Jane Slaney Kathleen and Herman Slater Polly Gambrill Slavet Jon and Karen Slote Ellin Smalley Donald Smith and Galia Rabinkin Arthur R. and Maureen Smith Edward and Catherine Smith Mark Sommer and Ellen Baker Carolyn Soules Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Soviero Stephanie and Brian Spector Anne and Lawrence Sperry Donald Squires and Susan Warne Marjorie and Paul Stanzler Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Paula Sterite Laura E. Stiglin Isabelle Stillger R. Scott and Anita Stricoff Daniel Stubbs Katherine and Paul Stuka Jim and Mandy Sullivan Leslie and Daniel Sullivan Gail Goodman and Dave Swindell Karen Taggart Brian J. Tarbox Merle and Michael Tarnow David Taylor

David V.N. Taylor and Susan Sargent Jean C. Tempel Anita and Scott Thomas Margaret Thomas Stephen and Molly Thomas W. Nicholas and Joan Thorndike James and Jean Thrall John and Jane Tisdale Estate of Marion Todd Lisa Tung and Spencer Glendon Doug Urell Karen Vagts Lydia Vagts Penny and Richard Valentine Estate of Koen Van Opijnen Ardis Vaughan Jay Venkatesan and Donna Louizides Ann Marie Viglione and Joe Jutras Mrs. Jeptha H. Wade Camille and Leslie Wallace Rachel Walt Stephanie Walt Veronica Walus Karen and Andrew Wang Jeanine and Andrew Ward Roslyn Watson Roberta and Stephen Weiner Barnet and Sandra Weinstein Roanne Weisman Richard and Sally Weitzen Marty Wengert and Laura Dorfman Lisa Wesley and Michael Rosenstein Donna West The Wheatland Fisher Family Tona and Robert White Paul and Ann Maureen Wiencek Carolyn M. Wilkins Jane and Bruce Williams Kim Williams and Trevor Miller Edward and Barbara Wilson Rachel Wilson Abigail Wine and Lance Ramshaw Dyann and Peter Wirth Ms. Linda Wisnewski and Mr. William P. Collatos Jerzy and Charlotte Wisniewski Adele Wolfson and Daniel Seeley Amy Woods Michael Yalon and Heather Roney Leila Yassa and David Mendels Rosemarie Yevich and Francis Drislane Anders and Marjorie Youngren Norman Zalkind and Emma Vesey Anne P. Zebrowski Jonathan M. Zorn Designates donors whose support has spanned 10 consecutive fiscal or calendar years

organizational support


osie’s Place accepts no funding from the city, state, or federal government, therefore we depend on the support of our many generous corporations, foundations, and civic groups. Our organizational supporters range from religious organizations to corporate employee giving programs to foundation grants. All are vital to our ability to provide a comprehensive range of services to poor and homeless women. The following list represents those who contributed more than $1,000 this past fiscal year. We appreciate their continued generosity and support. Anonymous (23) 7 News-WHDH/WLVI Abacus Health Solutions ableBanking Acadian Asset Management LLC Acton Congregational Church Adage Capital Management, L.P. Lassor & Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Ahold USA Airxchange, Inc. Alchemy Foundation Alexander, Aronson, Finning CPAs The Allyn Foundation, Inc. Americo Francisco Fund, Estate & Realty/ Charitable Trusts at The Boston Foundation

Amgen Foundation Amgen Inc. Apple Lane Foundation Arthur J. Gallagher & Company The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/ Employee Designated Gift Fund Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Bank of America Matching Gifts Banyan Fund Baupost Group Charitable Fund at the Boston Foundation Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation Beggs Family Foundation Leo H. Bendit Charitable Foundation

Care Packages to Families in Emergency Shelter – June 2014 Rosie’s Place helps our guests and other sheltered women by providing special care packages (818 at last count) so that families with little or no comforts from home are equipped with essentials such as toiletries, non-perishable food and school items.

Bentley University Berman DeValerio LLP Bethesda Lodge No. 30 BJ’s Charitable Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Bloomingdale’s BNY Mellon/Eugene F. Fay Trust Boston Benefit Partners, LLC Boston Capital Corporation Boston Celtics Boston College School of Nursing Boston Financial & Equity Corporation The Boston Foundation Boston Interiors Boston Trust & Investment Management Company Boyle Foundation Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Medicine BrightCove Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. Brookline High School Brown Brothers Harriman The Brown Charitable Foundation Bunker Hill Community College The Employees of Burke Distributing Corporation The Edmund & Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation The Robert Campeau Family Foundation CambridgeSide Galleria Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund CB Richard Ellis-N.E. Partners, LP Chapman Construction/Design, Inc. Chestnut Hill Realty Roberta M. Childs Charitable Foundation Citizens Bank Foundation Citizens Energy Corporation City of Boston’s Lucy Bullman Fund Barbara B. Clarke Family Fund at the C  ommunity Foundation of Western Nevada Cogan Family Foundation Cohasset Caterers Coldwell Banker, Hingham Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, Inc. Colliers International Concert Pharmaceuticals Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP ConocoPhillips The John and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation Covidien Covidien Employee Matching Gift Program Mary A. Crabtree Fund

The Morton and Dinah Danseyar Family Foundation Delta Dental of Massachusetts The Doe Family Foundation The Driscoll Agency Inc. Eastern Bank Eaton Vance Investment Counsel The Eganwood Family Foundation The Ellison Foundation EMD Serono, Inc. Emulex Corporation David and Margaret Engel Family Foundation Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. Fallon Health FCm Travel Solutions Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston F.H. Perry Builders The Fish Family Foundation The First Church of Christ, Scientist First Congregational Church in Winchester FJN Charitable Foundation Flagship Foundation FM Global Foundation The Forsyth Institute Foundation M FTI Consulting, Inc. Fuller Foundation, Inc. Garfinkle-Friedlander Family Foundation GE Foundation GE Infrastructure Sensing, Inc. Gildea Family Foundation Global Medical Partners, LLC Goedecke & Co., LLC Gracie Finn Gradient Grand Circle Foundation H & H Builders Harding Educational and Charitable Foundation Harvard Pilgrim Health Care The Helen G. Hauben Foundation Heinz Family Foundation Henry Hornblower Fund, Inc. Hershey Family Foundation The Hicks Family Charitable Foundation Highfields Capital Management LP The High Pointe Foundation The Highland Street Foundation Hingham Institution for Savings Hingham Mothers’ Club Houghton Chemical Corporation The House Church Janet T. Hubbard Memorial Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation IMP Consulting Income Research + Management Island Foundation, Inc.

J. Jill Compassion Fund Richard and Natalie Jacoff Foundation Janitronics Joelson Foundation John Hancock John Hancock Matching Gifts Program The Judy Family Foundation Justice Pottery The Kean Foundation, Inc. The Klarman Family Foundation Kraft Foods Group Krista Photography The John P. Laucus Foundation Lawson & Weitzen, LLP Leaves of Grass Fund Liberty Mutual Libra Foundation, Inc. LoPriore Insurance Agency Lovett-Woodsum Foundation The Ludcke Foundation The Frederick C. Lutze and Christian R  ausch Family Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee The Lynch Foundation The MacPherson Fund, Inc. Hinda and Arthur Marcus Foundation Marriott Daughters Foundation Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Massachusetts Dental Society Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation MassVOTE MCCA McCarthy Mambro Bertino, LLC McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation Meketa Investment Group, Inc. Mercury Wire Products Charitable Foundation MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Fund for Support MFI Engineered Components, Inc. The Middlemede Foundation Paul Milbury Family Fund Millennium Pharmaceuticals Mistral Bistro MLS Property Information Network, Inc. Montpelier Technical Resources Ltd. John C. Morrison & Eunice B. Morrison Charitable Foundation Morse Brothers, Inc. Mutual of America Nazareth Literary & Benevolent Institution NECN NEI, Inc. Neighborhood Health Plan

A Day to Love Yourself – January 2014 As it has for many years, Rosie’s Place, with the donated services of beauty and health practitioners, invited guests to enjoy activities designed to pamper the mind, body and spirit.

New Balance Foundation New England Biolabs New England Coffee Company New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Newport Creative Communications Curtis O’Hara Foundation o ya, LLC Old Colony Hospice Old Mutual Asset Management Charitable Foundation Oral Health America The OutReach Foundation Oxford Fund, Inc. The Robert Treat Paine Association Parish of the Epiphany Parkway Message Center Partners HealthCare Pearson Education The Pennyghael Foundation, Inc. Joseph Perini Memorial Foundation The Perpetual Trust For Charitable Giving, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Albert E. Pillsbury Trust Pinkham Busny LLP Pinnacle Financial Group Pioneer Investments Trust U/W Fannie B. Pratt

Project Bread Proskauer The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts The E. Lafayette and Etienette A. Quirin Foundation Morris M. Rand Memorial Foundation Regis College An Anonymous Fund and Advisor at The Rhode Island Foundation Rickard Family Foundation Robert Reiser & Co., Inc Ropes & Gray, LLP Rowe Foundation, Inc. Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation Cele H. & William B. Rubin Family Fund Russelectric Inc. Sacajawea Charitable Foundation Saint Edward Parish Saks Fifth Avenue Sally Weston Associates, Inc. Sankaty Advisors, LLC Santander Saquish Foundation Sawyer Charitable Foundation Kim Gassett Schiller and Phillip Schiller Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Securities Finance Trust Company

Sephora Shawmut Design and Construction The Sims/Maes Foundation, Inc. Skanska Building, Inc. Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation South Shore Music Teachers Association Sovereign Military Order of the T  emple of Jerusalem: Priory of Saint David of Wales in New England Spencer Foundation The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation Squier Trust St. Gerard’s Youth Ministry St. James Church Standard & Poor’s State Street Corporation State Street Matching Gift Program Sudbury United Methodist Church Sullivan and Cogliano The Tazewell Foundation of Massachusetts, Bank of America, N.A., Co-trustee Temple Beth Elohim Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church TJX Companies, Inc. Todd & Weld, LLP Trinity Church TripAdvisor LLC

40th Anniversary Party – April 2014 This festive annual party for Rosie’s Place guests, always held on Easter Sunday (the day of our founding), included three special meals, a reading of Rosie’s Place’s history, and dancing to music from the last four decades.

Tufts University U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Irving and Edyth S. Usen Family Charitable Foundation Valiance Partners, Inc. W.T. Phelan & Co. Insurance Wakerly Family Foundation Walmart Foundation WBZ-TV and TV38 Vila B. Webber 1974 Charitable Trust Webster Bank Wellesley College Wellesley Village Church Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place Westfield Capital Management, L.P. Wilson Butler Architects Winston Flowers Winter, Wyman & Companies Woburn Toyota The Women’s Association of the First Congregational Church Xaverian Brothers High School Yawkey Foundation Youths’ Friends Association, Inc. The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Designates donors whose support has spanned 10 consecutive fiscal or calendar years

Funny Women...Serious Business – October 2013 A sold-out crowd of 1,500 friends of Rosie’s Place–along with headliner Joy Behar–came together at our annual luncheon to help raise a record $475,000 for our vital programs.

FY15 Board of Directors Lynn Kaplan Michele May Deborah Pasculano Diana Pisciotta John Quealy Kelly Race Peter Rosenberg Isabelle Stillger Ann Marie Viglione

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Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report  

A review of Rosie's Place and our services in 2014

Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report  

A review of Rosie's Place and our services in 2014