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Annual Report 2013-2014


Message from the Chair

d e a r f r i e n d s o f t h e f o o d p r o j e c t,

Administrative Office 10 Lewis Street Lincoln, ma 01773 t 781 259 8621 Program Offices 555 Dudley Street Boston, ma 02125 t 617 442 1322 120 Munroe Street Lynn, ma 01901 t 781 346 6726

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We ask a lot of the young people in our programs, in part because we have learned that is where change begins. The issues that our youth engage in, such as food justice, diversity, and anti-oppression, require them to reflect deeply on their own actions and what they can do to affect change in their communities and the world. These moments of reflection are catalysts for powerful changes in our youth over the course of their time with The Food Project. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to learn about these changes by speaking with some of our youth and watching them in action. As an organization, The Food Project also engages in internal reflection. We have spent the past year reflecting on our work during the previous 23 years and examining how we can continue to create change for many years to come. We have critically examined the work we’ve done, are doing, and hope to do in the future. One of the early outcomes of this self-reflection was the analysis of our youth program learning objectives and youth program name changes. Reflection on, and examination of, our work is not an easy process, nor does it produce immediate results. But it is vital to ensuring that the work we do is effective and impactful to everyone we interact with—including our youth, CSA members, volunteers, community members, and community partners—for many years to come. I am pleased to say that in the past year we nearly doubled our farmland by leasing 34 acres in Wenham and began a Food Planning Process in the Dudley neighborhood working with community partners. Both of these initiatives will expand the influence of our work in both the Greater Boston and North Shore regions, and enable us to reach more people who want fresh, healthy, and affordable food. And the Dudley Food Planning Process will allow us to engage our youth and programs in new ways more focused than ever on a neighborhood where we seek to bring about change. In sum, we continue to grow and strengthen our communities even as we reexamine where we have been, who we are, and where we hope to go. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the staff, and our youth, I thank you for your support of this special community of people, land, and food that encompasses The Food Project. And I hope we can count on your support in the coming years as we continue to affect positive change on our farms, in our communities, and with young people.

On the cover: Nneka I., Lynn, playing a team-building game on the North Shore. the food project

Dylan Sanders, Chair, Board of Trustees

current board of trustees, 2014-2015 C. Dylan Sanders, Chair Aviva Luz Argote, Vice Chair Joseph Francis Stein, Jr., Treasurer Janet E. Selcer, Clerk Mark A. Barnett Nora Carey Rosemary Infante Costello Elizabeth Dada* Gaurav Dangol* Annalisa Di Palma Hannah Sharpless Graff Preble Jaques Natasha Lamb Linda McQuillan W. Andrew Mims Tommy O’Connor* Kalise Osula* Karleen Porcena Kim Reid Charles Riemenschneider Lenore Gessner Travis Peter B. Von Mertens *Youth Board Members


Youth Stories

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larry o. { 18 • lynn } Larry has transformed tremendously since he first started working at The Food Project. When he applied to join our youth crew in 2012, he wanted to try something different. He was “tired of doing the same old thing every summer.” Little did Larry know the impact The Food Project would have on him. “Working on a farm is hard work alright! But at the end of the day I learned to love this place and everything it has to offer me,” Larry said. That first summer working with The Food Project, he realized the experience went beyond his expectations. He formed relationships with people he never expected to meet, and gained tons of knowledge working on the farm. Larry said his crew had some difficulties at first. Even though they had their differences, it didn’t stop them from doing all the work they needed to accomplish. Eventually, through the daily workshops that are a core part of The Food Project’s youth curriculum, Larry and his fellow crew members realized they needed to be more inclusive of everyone in the group. Larry has taken this lesson to heart, and is enthusiastic to share what he learned with new youth now that he’s an assistant crew leader. “The Food Project is not just a job; it’s a home. The values I’ve learned here I’ll take with me. I’m very appreciative of how much The Food Project helped me grow as a person, and all the unforgettable people I’ve met.”

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Larry O.

“The Food Project is not just a job; it’s a home. The values I’ve learned here I’ll take with me. I’m very appreciative of how much The Food Project helped me grow as a person, and all the unforgettable people I’ve met.” – Larry O.

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Wenham Land doubling our impact In April we signed the lease for 34 acres of farmland in Wenham, Massachusetts, nearly doubling our acreage. After a competitive process, The Town of Wenham awarded The Food Project this long-term lease based on our track record of land stewardship and sustainable agriculture. This summer, we began the process of restoring the health of the soil by planting a cover crop of buckwheat, which was very popular with bees, soil microorganisms, and neighbors alike! Rye and vetch were planted in the fall to continue to build the soil through the spring. In our tenth year on the North Shore, the addition of this new farm fundamentally changes the scale of our farming operations. This land sets the stage for expanding our youth programs on the North Shore to hire more young people, provide increased employment opportunities, and, of course, grow thousands of pounds more food that is distributed to those in need. This

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land is in need of intensive rehabilitation before being productively farmed, and we seek to restore the health of this farm through proven methods for increasing organic soil matter. Once fully restored, the addition of the Wenham Farm to The Food Project’s land will greatly increase the impact we have on the communities we serve. For young people in need of employment, we will have the capacity to accommodate more positions working on our farms in our transformative youth programs. For those who struggle with food insecurity, we will grow and distribute tens of thousands of pounds of fresh, healthy food beyond what we are already growing. And for the land itself, we will restore its health in order for it to provide a healthy, nutritious environment for many crops to come. Our integrated approach ensures that our youth serve those in need, and gain something valuable in the process.


urban growing sites

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suburban farm sites Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with Debbie J. and Gaurav D.

pounds of produce harvested

Beverly Grower Ben Zoba working with youth on Wenham land.

Youth Stories

debbie j. { 17 • jamaica plain } When I was much younger, maybe six, and living near Bowdoin Street in North Dorchester, my family got a raised-bed garden from The Food Project. A large group of teenagers—huge and frightening—was in my backyard, setting up a garden bed with a trellis for the peas. They were all wearing green and white shirts, and they seemed like they knew what they were doing. They were efficient at their job, and the large, intimidating teenagers finished quickly and

left. We carefully planned out the square feet of our new garden, and grew vegetables. That raised-bed made an impact on my life. In my childhood, simply having access to growing things, being able to see how food is made, made a difference. I think seeing vegetables grow probably made me more eager to eat them! And those teenagers, as distant as they seemed from my small self, gave me ideas about how I, in turn, could

Claribel M. working on Ingalls School Farm in Lynn.

help my community. I would be reminded about The Food Project by visiting the farmers markets, or riding the bus past the Dudley office with its purple and green painting. When I was fifteen, I applied to work at The Food Project. I was put on a wait list. When I was sixteen, I applied again. That summer helped me grow, both in personal independence, and in understanding of my interdependence with the world around me.

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ben zoba { beverly & wenham grower } If you’ve had the chance to talk with Beverly Grower Ben Zoba, you already know what a unique perspective he brings to his work at The Food Project. A conversation with Ben will have you thinking about how the world connects in ways you never considered before. Not surprisingly, it’s these conversations that Ben says make him feel most connected with The Food Project. “The Food Project has shown me that people cooperating can do good even in a financial system that’s not encouraging that,” said Ben. “You see how taking care of the soil requires a lot of human love.” During his time at The Food Project, Ben has learned a lot about working with biological forces and the relationship between societal and economic forces. Ben enjoys exploring these topics further in conversations he has on the farm with volunteers who help with Serve & Grow, our volunteer program. He loves sharing his thoughts on how nature is benevolent and giving. In Ben’s own words, “We’re tangibly connected when our hands are in the soil or holding food.” And he readily admits to “nerding out” during workshops with youth when he sees the sense of wonder bubbling up in them. Ben’s desire is to help people see that the universe is friendly and things like to grow—even weeds! He knows he’s making an impact when the soil he’s caring for is teeming with microbes. Ben’s unique perspectives come from the deeply rooted belief that each individual has intrinsic value and that people are a means in and of themselves—a belief The Food Project shares. As Ben said, “This is what guides the work at The Food Project and what makes life fun. I look forward to seeing how The Food Project evolves over time. The best is yet to come.” g

9,849 volunteer hours working on our farms

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households that have a CSA farm share

Ben with Conor H. and Nneka I. on the Wenham Farm.

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“If people don’t want to see the farms disappear, they’ve got to start supporting local farmers.” – Jeff D’Agostine, Volunteer, Foxborough Every Tuesday evening, Jeff comes to the Lincoln Farm to pick up the produce donations for the Acton Food Pantry. He’s been doing this for 18 years and can’t imagine quitting. “I enjoy getting out there,” he said. “It’s amazing how much produce we get week after week for the whole season.” Jeff recently became a Lincoln CSA member as well, and said that enjoying The Food Project’s produce with his family at dinner completes the circle—a circle that begins with talking to our farmers on the farm and helping to make food donations to a local hunger relief organization possible. “Every week, the pickup is like seeing old friends. At the end of the season, we say goodbye and look forward to it starting up again next year.”


Trice H. and Eric R., both Root Crew members on the North Shore.

Youth Programs 120 youth

employed by our programs

22,779 youth hours spent growing produce

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“Volunteering at The Food Project is like meditating, a chance to center myself. Something about it feels very right.” – Eli Dan, Volunteer, Newtonville

Deepening Youth Experiences

11,105

youth hours spent in workshops learning about food and social justice and the environment

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The past year has been a time of deep reflection, strengthening, and change for our youth programs, which are the heart of our work. We identified learning objectives for all youth program participants, which has allowed us to create a true arc of learning across our three-tiered youth programs. With the opportunity to inspect our youth programs in a microscopic way, our staff updated workshops, fieldwork, and activities, all in support of these well-defined objectives. Our three programs now build off of each other with each one supporting the other two. The Food Project’s youth development programs begin with the immersive summer Seed Crew, in which a diverse cadre of 78 young people work together to grow healthy food on our sustainable farms, and are introduced to concepts of social justice, food systems, diversity and anti-oppression, and

leadership skills. The food they grow is distributed in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, at affordable farmers markets, and donated to hunger relief organizations, where our youth prepare and serve the food. Thirty young people go on to deepen their knowledge and experience surrounding food justice, community engagement, and peer leadership in the academic year as part of Dirt Crew. They staff farmers markets, and build backyard raised-bed gardens for low-income families. Our programs culminate with the year-round Root Crew, where 25 young people engage with community members through teaching, sharing, and empowering local residents to grow their own food, and sharing methods and strategies for contributing to a healthy and just food system.


Eli started volunteering at our Lincoln Farm in the spring and has found satisfaction and inspiration at The Food Project. “There’s something about moving through the steps on the farm that is so satisfying— this work has a beginning, a middle, and an end,” she said. “It’s immeasurably satisfying to see the results of the labor.” Eli continues to be inspired by our farm staff’s dedication to the food justice movement and has even started to push the envelope of sustainable practices in her own vegetable garden. This winter, she plans on planting a cover crop to rejuvenate the soil!

pounds of produce donated to Youth Stories hunger relief julia f. { 17 • hamilton } organizations Through her experience at The Food Project, Julia

developed a passion for food justice. She had the opportunity to share her knowledge and passion with others at the Rooted in Community conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

program updates In addition to creating learning objectives and updating our curriculum, we also changed the names of our programs after months of deliberation with youth and current staff. The new names are a departure from a seasonal approach to an intentional description of our work—in essence, one program with three expressions—all starting with Seed Crew in the summer.

Seed Crew (formerly known as Summer Youth Program or SYP) The DNA of change: explosive potential, strength in diversity; the starting point of growth. Seed Crew is a seven-week summer opportunity for youth to grow produce on urban and suburban farms while developing civic engagement and teamwork skills in a diverse setting.

Dirt Crew (formerly known as DIRT, DIRT Crew, the Academic Year Program) The context of change: deepening, rich, living material; the medium of growth. Dirt Crew takes place during the school year with youth who have completed Seed Crew and provides meaningful opportunities to develop leadership in sustainable agriculture practices, local food systems, diversity/ anti-oppression work, and civic engagement.

Root Crew (formerly known as Interns or the Intern Program) The action of change: reaching out, investment in place; the anchor of growth. Root Crew is yearlong and provides youth who have completed Seed or Dirt Crew with increasingly responsible roles in our urban and suburban farms and markets, and opportunities to lead community dialogue around food system change and social justice.

As the youth representative for The Food Project, Julia presented a workshop at the conference, and participated in a rally in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Julia describes the experience in her own words below. “This experience was life changing for me. The conference was based around food justice and issues with our food system globally. This opportunity to work with other programs from across the country and brainstorm global ideas is something everyone should be able to have a chance to experience. I knew that there were a lot of other organizations that worked in food justice similar to The Food Project, but seeing them first-hand and talking to the youth and adults in the programs was really motivating to me as a person and as a member of the Food Project. It felt like having so many like-minded voices coming together could really make a change. It showed me that the work The Food Project does locally could grow into a movement when groups join in thought and ideas. This gave me insight into how things can be changed globally, if we all stand together. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to explore a broader view on food justice from a wide range of people and see what it looks like for a group of motivated youth and adults to come together to share their ideas and knowledge.” Julia plans to continue her work in food justice and agriculture beyond The Food Project by studying both in college and says The Food Project played a big role in her decision. g

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Renaldo M. and Natalie L.

Youth serve meals at the Boston Living Center.

8 community partners growing in the Dudley Greenhouse

21,421 dollars in SNAP, WIC, and other nutrition benefit sales at our farmers markets

Ricky C. in Dudley Greenhouse

Kalise O. and Nick C. at the West Cottage Farm. 8 ¡ the food project


Dudley Food Planning Process

strengthening community voices

Youth Stories Launched in 2011, the Dudley Real Food Hub collaborative has brought together staff and youth from The Food Project, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, and Alternatives for Community & Environment to promote Dudley residents’ access to fresh, healthy food. All three organizations have deep roots in the neighborhood and a long history of productive collaboration. In its first few years, the Dudley Real Food Hub (DRFH) focused primarily on collaborative programming and events, including raised-bed garden building with youth and education through the Dudley Greenhouse. It sought to share resources and leverage relationships to strengthen each organization’s efforts. Through this work, the DRFH recognized a powerful opportunity to move from these activities to a larger effort to engage Dudley residents in envisioning and planning for a strong, resilient food system that serves the neighborhood. The planning process is the first of its kind in the city of Boston. In the effort’s early stages this summer, a steering committee of neighborhood residents convened to guide the process, and

youth from The Food Project and DSNI began surveying neighborhood residents about how the local food system works for them. From the surveys came significant insights: price motivates Dudley residents’ buying decisions most strongly, while organic options and convenience tied for a close second. Fast food dominates respondents’ non-grocery food purchases, though only three percent of residents want more fast food available in the neighborhood. Fresh produce consistently tops the list of what respondents wished there were more of locally. Each survey sparked a lively conversation, emphasizing how deeply this neighborhood cares about food. The outcomes of this process will both inform the strategy of the three DRFH organizations going forward and offer a framework around which to marshal the larger coalition of residents and organizations working to improve the local food system. We invite you to continue to follow its progress in the coming year!

ricky c. { 17 • roxbury } Ricky first learned about The Food Project from his older brother Luis, and couldn’t wait to apply when he was fourteen. Once in the youth program, the Dudley Farmers Market made a significant impact on him. At the market, Ricky saw how excited people were to see vegetables grown in their neighborhood for sale at prices they could afford. He also formed deep bonds with market visitors as they talked about their personal lives. “It feels like a family even though we met at a farm stand,” said Ricky. Ricky’s proud of the fact that youth from The Food Project prove that it’s possible for young people to be passionate about these issues, no matter their demographics. And Ricky has big plans once he finishes at The Food Project. He’s preparing to go to college and get a degree in automotive engineering. He admits that may seem strange after his time here. But he insists The Food Project has helped him get to this point in his life. “It’s my last year as a youth. I will definitely be back—whether as a volunteer, leader, or supporting The Food Project financially once I have a career. And I’m definitely sending my children back!” g

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sayed mohamed-nour { organic farmer, community activist, visionary }

new raised-bed gardens built for low-income families

It’s clear that Sayed has a love for land and people. So much so, that he’s doing everything he can to share that love with his community in Roxbury and Dorchester. When he first moved to the United States, Sayed saw that while food was readily available at the local supermarket, the nutritional value and the taste left much to be desired. He decided to teach his children and other community members about the importance of growing and eating organic food. “You have to educate people on the difference between food in stores and organic food,” Sayed said. “But if we can give them organic food for free, they can see the difference in what they buy from the stores and what they get from us.” How does Sayed get people to try organic food? He grows it in the Dudley Greenhouse as part of Nubia Seed & Yield. Sayed first learned about The Food Project when he attended a retreat in 2009. When the Dudley Greenhouse opened, he applied for a raised-bed and knew that he would use that bed to grow food for his community.

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In addition to the raised-bed gardens, Sayed also uses the greenhouse to grow seedlings to transport to other gardens in the neighborhood. This past year, Nubia Seed & Yield grew more than 5,000 seedlings! Those seedlings in turn were planted, harvested, and distributed to many food pantries in the neighborhood, including Boston Medical Center and Muslim Community Support Services. If Nubia Seed & Yield were not able to grow seedlings with The Food Project, they would not exist. “The Food Project right now is everything for us,” Sayed admits. In addition to contributing to his community, Sayed also gives back to The Food Project. He is a member of the Greenhouse Advisory Committee, which allocates raised-bed gardens to gardeners every year and guides the work of the greenhouse within the community. Sayed knows how important that is. In the beginning, Sayed relied on Danielle Andrews, Dudley Farm Manager, to teach him farming methods that work in New England. Now Sayed helps in the greenhouse when Danielle is unavailable, to pass that information on to new gardeners. g

“It’s important to connect anyone with the land, nature, and growing if they don’t have access to it. Bringing different communities together to grow things, I believe in it enormously.” – Emily Haslett, Volunteer, Lincoln Emily first connected with The Food Project when her family joined the Lincoln CSA, in its very first year! But it wasn’t until March that she began volunteering in the Dudley Greenhouse. “I loved it,” she said. “It has brought me into a meaningful community where I feel useful.” For Emily, there is something magical about the Dudley Greenhouse. She remembers a young girl who came into the Greenhouse with her mother and helped plant seeds. “To see her be so excited and watch her mother be so excited about what this little girl was being exposed and introduced to—I just thought, ‘this is what it’s all about.’”


Year in Review Our 2013-2014 year was The Food Project’s twenty-third. In addition to continuing our core programs focused on youth, food, and community, we also began a critical assessment of these programs and their impact. When The Food Project started in 1991, we were one of a handful of leaders in what has since become a significant movement toward changing our food system. We continue to examine the outcomes of our work and determine how best to dedicate our energy and resources. Thank you for joining and supporting us in this important work! We look forward to sharing the results with you for years to come.

revenue by source

statement of activity

expenses by category

1% 3% .4% Donations Food Sales

Investment

15.6%

Programs & Training Raffles

80%

July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

revenue Donations Food Sales Investments Programs & Training Material Raffles total revenue

2,118,150 412,056 89,001 34,767 10,705 $2,664,679

expenses Youth Development Programs Urban Farming & Community Agriculture Volunteer & Outreach Programs Suburban Farming Food Access total expenses

1,242,541 544,525 393,636 406,087 322,965 $2,909,754

donations by source Individuals & Family Foundations Private Foundations Corporations Donations from Other Organizations Government Grants total donations Data is represented on an accrual basis. Indirect costs are allocated to program areas based on the size of each program.

1,440,341 360,086 190,634 84,726 42,363 $2,118,150

Youth Development Programs

10%

Urban Farming & Community Agriculture

14%

43%

Volunteer & Outreach Programs Suburban Farming Food Access

14% 19%

donations by source 2%

9%

Individuals & Family Foundations

4%

Private Foundations Corporations

Donations from Other Organizations

Government Grants

17% 68%

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Donor Support your support makes our work possible + * ° ^

We gratefully acknowledge each and every donor who supported us during the 2013-2014 year. Your gift is a catalyst for positive social change, and for this, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

The Food Project Trustee Sustaining Donors Alumni Parents

100,000+ Anonymous Eos Foundation High Meadows Foundation

50,000-99,999 The Ogden Codman Trust The Osprey Foundation Pace Center

25,000-49,999 The Baupost Group Doe Family Foundation Robert Friede Klarman Family Foundation Merck Family Fund William E. & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust

10,000-24 ,999 Anonymous (3) Karl Bandtel and Farley Urmston Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston University School of Management Julie Bowden and Rick Grudzinski Boylston Properties The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation Cedar Tree Foundation Alfred E. Chase Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Cirque du Soleil The Clinton Family Fund The Clowes Fund Meg Coward and Sarah Schwartz Sax Amanda Dean and Jonathan Bush DEF Fund FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Forest Foundation John W. Henry Family Foundation The Krupp Family Foundation

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Oren Campbell McCleary Charitable Trust Therese and Kurt Melden Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc. Laura J. Niles Foundation Nyce Family Foundation Project Bread A.C. Ratshesky Foundation Sue Rothenberg Towards Sustainability Foundation Regina Trainer Higbie Herbert Wagner and Charlotte Cramer Wagner

5,000-9,999 Anonymous (3) Rand and Cheryl Alexander Bruce J. Anderson Foundation of The Boston Foundation Andrew and Melora Balson Family Fund Beauport Financial Services, LLC Steven Bonsey and Elisabeth Keller The Boston Foundation Mr. Matthew Brooks Danny Chin^ Claneil Foundation Clif Bar & Company Anne Covert Curbstone Financial Management Corporation Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins Community Foundation ERM Foundation - North America Beverly Gee and Manu Daftary Robert and Sarah Gould Green Leaf Foundation Jeremy Green and Yvonne Adams Jordan and Julie Hitch Steven and Linda Kanner Leaves of Grass Fund Larry and Stacey Lucchino Linda and Bill McQuillan+ Julie and Patrick McVeigh Patrick Mitchell Anne Perkins and Richard High^ Rachael Pettus

John and Jill Preotle Sharpe Family Foundation / Sarah Angell Sharpe George and Lenore Travis+ Peter Von Mertens and Dea Angiolillo+ Anne Welch Wholesome Wave Foundation

2,500-4 ,999 Anonymous (4) Aviva Argote and Rob Riman+ Dick Balzer and Patti Bellinger Beacon Hill Garden Club Bob and Ann Buxbaum Carl and Dawn Buxbaum Cambridge Trust Company Cell Signaling Technology Jared and Ann Chase Laura Conway Cooley LLP Danversbank Charitable Foundation John and Mary Fowler Gregory and Janet Fraser The Fuller Foundation, Inc. Fyfe Design Grande Lakes Orlando Curt Greer and Pamela Kohlberg Henry and Lee Harrison Highland Street Foundation Horizon Foundation, Inc. The Howell Family Charitable Foundation Preble Jaques and Jessica Shattuck+ Brian Kinney and Nancy Keating Margaret Leipsitz and Matthew Yarmolinsky^ Linde Family Foundation Agnes M. Lindsay Trust David Litwack and Mary Anne Lambert John MacNair Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee Plato Malozemoff Foundation The New England Biolabs Foundation The Henry A. Pevear Trust Neil and Anna Rasmussen Polly and Brock Reeve^

Kim Reid and Paul Brown+ Charles Rose and Susi Sanchez The Scheerer Family Foundation Peter and Cindy Schliemann Janet Selcer and Joel Schwartz+^ David Spina and Stephanie Spina Joe Stein and Mandy Patrick+ Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation Sweetgreen Taza Chocolate T.R. Miller Co., Inc. Whole Kids Foundation Frederic Wittmann and Christine Kondoleon

1,000-2, 499 Anonymous (8) Jerry Abarbanel and Naomi Deutscher Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer^ Ronald Ansin Archimedes Founders Fund of The Boston Foundation Judith Aronstein BAE Employee Community Fund, Inc. Sylvia and Aaron Baggish George Bard Charles Barzun Don and Denise Bienfang Jim and Carolyn Birmingham Melanie Blower Jackie Borck and Brett Cutler Boston Financial Investment Management, LP Boston Trust & Investment Robert and Louise Bowditch Jess Brooks and Russell Neufeld James Cabot and Carole Ganz Cambridge Savings Bank Daniela Carusi Richard and Judy Caruso Steve and Maureen Cheheyl Elizabeth Coe Cohen/Lucas Fund at the Boston Foundation^ Warren Covert and Mary Fenoglio Helen & Miner Crary Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest

Sally Cross Bill and Ellen Cross^ Sarah Cummer Rachel Curtis David Cushing Thomas and Jillian Darling Edith T. De Burlo John and Mary Deyst Diana Doty and Naomi Sobel Ray and Kelly Dunn Mitch Dynan and Faith Michaels^ Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Brian and Marie Epstein Christopher and Lisa Fibbe^ Jaymi and Joseph Formaggio Foundation for MetroWest Richard and Cathy Freedberg Oren Gersten Ginsberg/Kaplan Fund at The Boston Foundation Philip and Marcia Giudice Glen Urquhart School Hannah and John Graff+ GreaterGood Tim Greiner and Amy Ballin^ Sarah Hartman Keith Hartt and Ann Wiedie Jerry and Margaretta Hausman Jan and Ruth Heespelink Barry and Connie Hershey Melissa Hoffer and Robert Plotkin Joseph Holmes and Susan Avery Mr. Jay Howell Weston and Susanah Howland Intuit Foundation Ellen Joseph and Will Kracke Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn Emily G. Kahn Christian and Carole Kasper Clarence and Dorothy Kelzer Fund of the Catholic Community Foundation Clyde Kessel and Francoise Bourdon^ Tamsin Knox and Kent Yucel^ Susan Koffman and Tom Cooper* Jean and Jordan Krasnow Gordan Kuhar*


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500-999 Anonymous (3) Airvana Corporate Will Allen

Associated Charities of Gloucester Catherine Baisly Mark and Katherine Barnett+ Thomas Barritt* Rebecca Bermont Charlyn Bethell and Guy Urban^ Jill Block and Wade Rubinstein Joshua and Amy Boger George and Aimee Bower^ Walter Brassert Julie Breskin and Jeff Gross Alfred and Catherine Browne Lawrence and Kim Buell Susan Okie Bush John and Jane Butler Cambridge Rotary Education Fund, Inc. Ben and Shelly Chigier Adam Chojnacki Jeffrey and Susan Clark Amy Cleaveland-Hudson and Tom Hudson Jeff Clements and Nancy Heselton Charles and Gloria Clough Michelle Coleman and Pam Waterman Andrea Condit CRA International Peter Creighton Sarah Creighton Sean and Susan Daley Lisa and Barb Damon Kimberly Davies Betsy A. Davis Ms. Frances D. Davis Sarah de Ferranti and Per Dutton James Dillon and Martha Wiske Susan and Paul Donahue Elizabeth Donaldson Cheryl Donohue and Michael Slater Stephen Durant and Laura Evans Durant Jonathan Dutch and Emily Greenstein Mary Elston Nick and Barbara Elton Ben Esty and Raquel Leder EVOO Fairmont Copley Plaza Julie Farago° Stephen Ferry Ted Finch and Jeanne McDermott^ First Parish in Cambridge The Four Lanes Trust Lawrence and Nicole Gage General Mills Foundation David Gessner Deborah Gevalt Harold Giguere Jane Gray Susan Halby Gordon and Linda Hall Jean Hardisty Harpoon Brewery Jeffrey Heidt and Myra Green Henrietta’s Table Jutta Hicks John and Cornelia Hume Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation Edwin and Carol Ann Kania Larry Kolodney and Heather Nelson Ted Kulik and Kristin Engdahl Louis and Rajani LaRocca*

Judith Leemann and Bridget Lee Tony and Katharine Leness Tom Litle Karen Luce Hilary Lucier* Marcos Luna and Neenah Estrella-Luna Chris Lundblad* Donna MacAuley Christine Macchi Vernon Marchal The Market Restaurant Jeffrey and Lucy Masters^ Gary and Holly Mikula Kyra and Coco Montagu Mortgage Network, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Mrs. Suzanne R. Newton Brian and Bernadette Orr Randall Ottman and Colleen Solan PARK Cambridge The Park School David R. Peeler Mr. and Mrs. William LaC. Phippen Reynaldo and Dorothy Pless The Print House Puritan & Co. Marc and Erica Recht Roberts-Belove Fund Root Capital Mark and Etta Rosen Bernard Rosman Roberta Rubin and Don Abrams^ Susan and Beau Ryan^ Alec and Lee Sargent Jeffrey and Sheara Seigal Stephen Senna Sensitech Inc. Derrick Shallcross Gary and Caryl Shaw Michael and Jennifer Shea Nancy Slater and Alan Slater Randall Smith and Lori Kenschaft Sherley Smith Peter and Faye Speert Gayle and Charles Spurr Sun Life Assurance Company

Tavolo Restaurant Ronald and Moira Ten-Hove^ Tony DiDio Solutions Town of Lincoln Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Reed and Peggy Ueda*^ Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Vermillion Productions The Village Bank Campbell Watts and John Bunker^ David Weinstein and Lauren Ockene Suzanne Weinstein Westwood High School Wheelworks Mr. Tom Willits Nathan Wilson and Megan Damon Gadd Carter and Lissa Winstanley Kathy Wrean and Jay Chandler Michael Zucca

250-499 Anonymous (5) Deborah Aliff and Ron Cameron Eric and Nancy Almquist Margaret Ashforth Anthony and Corinna Beckwith George and Roberta Berry Asaf Bitton Ms. April Bodman Joan Boegel Frank and Mardi Bowles John Bowman Peggy Boyer Crista Bozogan* John and Irene Briedis Tina Buchs and David Kalman^ Fred and Barbara Bunger Jon Buonaccorsi Christopher and Maria Bursaw Colleen Burt Sandy Butzel Anne Calabresi and Robert Oldshue Jane and Edgar Caldwell John Caldwell and Julia Miner

Cambridge Montessori School Mrs. Louis Carr Century Bank Tom Chalmers and Joan Meyer^ Ed Chazen and Barbara Gross Tom and Rachel Claflin Margaret Clowes Marlies Comjean Javier Crespo Jack Cummings and Joan Lautenschleger William and Mary Cummings George Daley and Amy Edmondson Emily Dexter and Armond Cohen^ Doherty’s Garage Jay and Ginny Donahue Barbara Drelick Anne and Bob Eccles* Carol March Emerson Cross Lisa Eschenbach and Will Smith Stanley and Barbara Eskin Dr. Anne R. Fabiny Fay Farber Farmstead & LaLaiterie William and Denise Finard Scott Friedman and Amy Braddock Georgiana Gagnon Steven Galante and Leanne Cowley Greg Gale and Maria Rader^ Josh and Nicole Gann Paul and Betty Gardescu Charles and Susan Gessner Jane Gilman Mr. Will Gilson Rimma Gluzman Goldman Sachs Google Matching Gifts Program Google Cindy and J.D. Hale James and Colleen Hankins Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Brad Horn* Nathan Hribar* Elizabeth and Edward Jacobs Lori Johnston and Nancy Rosenzweig Jones & Bartlett Learning

Sarah B. and Dukens G.

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Jenny S., Johnny C., Sasha M.

Sharon Kabelitz and Jock Hoffman David and Althea Kaemmer Daniel Kamin Dan Kaplan and Karen Romanowski James and Cherry Karlson Mary Kelly Ken and Karen Krowne Robert and Karen Kustel Paul and Susan Lapointe Jen Larson Susan Laskin Jill Lenhardt Marilyn and Robert Lund Joan MacIsaac Axel Magnuson and Sylvia Vriesendorp* Patricia Maher and Michael Wessels Mr. Richard A. Marks Terry and David Martland Holt Massey Carolyn McCane-Chin Phyllis Menken and Toby Yarmolinsky Paul and Lesley Millhouser Mary and Luke Miratrix* Anthony Mirenda and Tracey Cornogg Jennifer Mocarski* Ms. Edith Murnane Myriad Restaurant Group Seta Nersessian and Greg Jundanian New England Stitchcraft Benjamin Newman David and Melissa Norton Joan O’Halloran Richard and Connie Ohlsten Park Restaurant and Bar Joanne C. Peckarsky* Perkins Talking Book Library Judy Perkins Irving & Leila Perlmutter Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.^ Yvette Philip Chris and Meredith Powell Albert and Lois Rand Ransom Richardson and Sarah Shamel

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Glenn Rosen and Ann Dannenberg Rosen Mark and Cindy Ross Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan Mark and Linda Sagor^ Tedd Saunders Sheldon and Ellen Schwartz Jason and Katherine Shamberger Jeff Sherman Shore Country Day School Shirin Sioshansi° Jim Sloman and Nora Devlin Josh Solar* Todd and Arlene Spezzaferro Diane and William Stansbury Michael and Jill Stansky Esty Stowell Theodore Sussman and Lisa Freed^ Hope and Adam Suttin Laraine Swett Beth Taylor and Tim Barclay Telepan Restaurant Harriet and Rob Todd Ms. Michelle Trucksis Robert and Naomi Tuchmann Theodora Q. Uhrowczik Susan Delellis Valpey and John Valpey^ David and Shannon Vanderhooft Scott and Mary Jo Veling^ Verizon Foundation Martha Vicinus Kenneth and Nancy Vona Gill and Kathie Watt^ Wayside Transcorp Whole Foods - Symphony Don Wiest and Carrie Fletcher Fred and Susan Winthrop Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Daniel Zedek and Marilynn Johnson

100-249 Anonymous (3) Lori Abrams Berry Peggy Acott Robert Addelson^ Beatriz Adrianzen AKA Bistro

Peter and Marylee Aldrich Charles and Kathleen Ames Jenny Amory Matia Angelou and David Osmond Tom and Paula Anzer Maki Aoki Richard Arzillo and Paula Devereaux John Augeri Mary Babcock Back Deck Brad Barber Sibylle J. Barlow Charles Barnaby and Cynthia Birr Robert and Shirley Barnes Peggy Barrett Charles and Nancy Barry Debra Barry Mimi and Thomas Batchelder-Brown Tom and Sue Bates Ms. Allison F. Bauer Beacon Hill Friends House John and Molly Beard Diana Beaudoin and Jacques Cohen Reinier and Nancy Beeuwkes Ron Beland and Nina Lev Lauren Bell* Cynthia Bencal Brad Bennett and Barbara Schwartz Charles and Marjorie Bennett Gene Benson and Marlene Alderman Lisa Berland and Larry Teitelbaum^ Clark and Susana Bernard Donna Bertolotti Doris Birmingham Peter and Sallye Bleiberg Timothy and Rebecca Blodgett Saul Bloom and Celia Hinrichs Steve Bloomfield and Melissa Apperson Gerald and Karin Blum Anselm Blumer Donald Bolinger and Susan Norman Anthony Bonacci Chris Bosso

Boston Public Health Commission Jay and Kathy Bothwick Amanda Bowen and Clyde Sutton Laura Boyd Katharine Bradbury and Phil Moss Daniel and Jill Bradford Molly Brandt° Peter and Diane Braun Edward Brennan Michael Bresnahan and Maria Lopez-Bresnahan Ken and Jodi Bring Peter and Beatrice Britton Gene Brockington Bing Broderick Peter and Anne Brooke Joan Brooks and Jim Garrels Susan Brown Caroline Buddenhagen° Paul and Patricia Buddenhagen^ Esther Bullitt and Lee Makowski Mary Buntin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Buonopane Michael and Lenore Burke Susan Burke Fred Burnham and Mary Sterling Dennis and Kim Burns Patricia Caldwell and Richard Connolly Camp Isabella Freedman, Inc. Mary Campbell Francis Carlo Alicia Carlson Mrs. Rosemary Carvelli-Dewees Ellen Cassedy Kelly Casteel Causecast Foundation Center for Student Missions Boston Daniel Cherneff and Priscilla Cobb^ Andrew Christian and Divya Chandra Ronald and Mimsie Cieciuch Andrew Clark and Jennifer Holleran Yarrow Cleaves* John and Ann Cobb Lisa Coen Francis Colaco and Marie dePelet-Colaco Ken and Ginny Colburn Andrew and Holly Cole Richard and Dorothy Cole Donald and Susan Collins Ferdinand and Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld James and Alison Connolly Peter Conrad and Libby Bradshaw Judy Cook John Cooney Coppa Rosemary and Thomas Costello+ Susannah Cowden Catherine and Robert Craig Craigie on Main Michael Croci Grace Curley*^ Jim and Meredith Cutler Robert and Carol Davis Tracy Davis DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Alice Dembner John and Susan DeSantis Vilas and Vikas Dhar

John DiMiceli and Josephine Corro Estelle Disch Alan Dittrich Brian Dixon* Bridget Dobrowski Paul Doherty Lori Dougherty Duckworth’s Bistrot Sally Anne Edwards Egleston Farmers Market Mary Eliot Howard and Lorna Elkus Empire Restaurant Endicott College Olivia English and Tracy Gallagher Abby Erdmann and Luc Aalmans Alison Eromin Ira and Sue Evans Barbara Faha and George Vlasuk Andrew Falender and Jackie Lenth^ Ms. Maureen Fallon Peter and Sally Farrow Mr. Harry W. Fatkin, Jr. Mike Felsen Fenway High School Heidi Fieldston and Howard Ostroff First Parish Church in Lexington Dylan Fitz David and Phyllis Fitzpatrick Joyce M. Flaherty Robert Foote David Forsyth Framingham Friends Meeting Dr. Deborah Frank Churchill and Janet Franklin John and Deborah French Sarah Fresco and Maxim Rothenberg Mary Fuller Karina Funk and Kurt Hanson Bill and Lauren Gabovitch Toni and Joespeh Gal Andrew Gallagher Chris and Sarah Gant Paul and Laura Garber Garden At The Cellar Adrienne A. Gatto Anne and Ross Gelbspan Georgia Tech Alumni Group Michael Gerstein and Katherine Mierzwa Keith Gilbert and Stacy Osur Paul Gilbert and Patricia Romeo-Gilbert Beverly Gillette and John Keller* Fred and Connie Glore Lisa and Marc Goodheart Neil and Margot Goodwin Judy and Robert Gore Amanda Gorner and Bridget Tannian Howard Grant and Suzanne Reiss William Greally and Elaine Ng^ John Gregorian Brad Gregory Gillian and Richard Gregory Olga Grimes* Mary Ellen Grossman Tina A. Grotzer Glen Gurner and Maureen O’Donoghue^ Kristin Gustafson^ Linnea Hagberg and Loren French^ Harold and Susan Hallstein


Belle Linda Halpern & Mitchell A. Rosenberg Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. John and Nancy Hammond Mr. William M. Haney III Bernie and Anne Harris Paul and Mary Harris Richard and Angelica Harter Robert and Mary Hartman George and Daphne Hatsopoulos Yusef Hayes and Maria Ramos Anne and Michael Hayes^ Alan Hein and Katherine Page Larry and Jane Herlacher Douglas and Roberta Herman Roy and Helen Herold George and Julie Hibben Michael and Monica Higgins Charles and Elizabeth Hill David and Karen Hinchen Larry and Sarah Holden James and Meredith Hollis Mark and Margie Hopkins Helen Horigan and Judith Lennett Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Horning III Eric and Mary Hosman^ Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Houck Eric Hove and Ellen Hatch Stephanie and Christopher Huang Kenton and Christel Ide IHS Consulting Susan Indresano Sharon Infante Ruth Isaacs Island Creek Oyster Bar Jamie Jaffee and Richard Dana Emily Johnson Stuart and Catherine Johnstone Virginia and Rick Jones Hugh Joseph and Melanie Brunt^ Charles Kaman and Maureen Malin Robert Kamen and Trudi Veldman Robert and Patricia Kane Neal and Victoria Kass Adele Kaufman and Barry Cohen Barry Kaye and Kathryn Bonfiglio Stephen and Carolyn Kelly Michael and Dona Kemp Susan Kennedy Ellen Kennelly Ed and Priscilla Kern Loren Kessel and Alison Gibbs Marie Keutmann Kathleen Keville Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana Dr. Vasudevan Kidambi Judith Kidd John and Joan Kimball Matthew Klein John and Polly Knowles Ms. Laura Kollett Hedda Kopf Florence Koplow Peter and Calie Koso^ Mary Kostman David Koven and Diane Gordon Nigel Kraus and Kay Seligson Jonathan and Janet Kravetz Robert Kuhn Matt and Ansley Kynes La Morra

Alexis Ladd and Mark Luthringshauser Maria Latimore and Bobby Foster^ Bob and Meryl Leahey^ Wayne Lebeaux Kristina Leclaire Tom and Barbara Leggat Paige Leighayn Comstock Lysa Leland Dutch Leonard and Kathy Angell Mark Levinson^ Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel S. Levy Rosemie Leyre Lincoln-Sudbury High School Laurie Lingham and Mario Cardenas^ Elliot and Lenore Lobel Harold and Leslie Lockhart Rob and Gwyneth Loud Ana Louro Carl Lowenberg and Emily Wheelwright Bessie and Andrea Lyman Diana Lyman and Tom Wilmot Michael Lyman and Jean Klingler Theodore Lyszczarz and Barbara Ewen Richard and Wanda Macnair John and Madge MacNeil Jean Maestre Susan Maguire Wendy Mainardi John and Susan Malanowski Russell Mandelik and Kathleen Corbett Ken Manning and Kailia Star^ Jim and Shirley Marten Kelsey Massis Jonathan and Kari Mattes-Ritz° Sara Mattes and Jerome Ritz^ June Matthews Louisa Mattson Beth Maynard and Mark Dirksen Kathleen McCleery and Robert Martinez George and Jacquelyn McClelland Laura McConaghy David and Jennifer McGonigle Katherine McGraw Sean and Kimberly McGuigan Idelle Melamed Roger Merino and Kathy Campanella Michael and Sharon Metzger Brad and Melissa Meyer Eugene and Melissa Meyer Alan and Lee Michelson^ Andrew Milanese Robyn and Thomas Milbury Thomas and Stacy Miller Lisa Millwood Elisabeth Mims Marc and Barbara Mitchell Warren Moberly and Lai Hing Chan Richard Mollica and Karen Carlson Robert and Susan Montgomery Mr. David Moon Fez and Jeanne Morse Brooks and Patricia Mostue Carolyn Mugar Gale Munson Mr. Bartholomew Murphy Lindsey Musen Marshall and Elizabeth Neilson New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc. Ann Nichols

Vera Nordal Frank and Kris Normandin^ Anne Nugent and Tony Rogers Ms. Judith O’Brien Laura and Patrick O’Gara David Oakes and Sheila Botein Mike and Lisa Ouradnik Lana and Lenny Owens^ Arthur and Cynthia Page Harry Paine Michael Palmer Anne Pearson Peter and Susan Pease Stephen Penrose Robert and Rachel Perlmutter Sam and Silvia Petuchowski^ Joel and Martha Pierce Odessa Piper Richard Piper Dale Pitman Patrick Planeta and Meredith Basque Brian and Laura Plunkett Rachel Pohl and Robert McIntosh^ Rachel Poliner Semyon and Christina Polyak Bruce Posner Mr. Andrew F. Powell, Sr. Carolyn Powell Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research Alexander and Julie Pugh David and Yvette Putnam George and Kathy Putnam Richard and Judith Quanrud Michele Rapp Casey and Megan Recupero Benjamin Reeve and Katharine Sterling Robert Reilinger Joel and Debby Reisman Greg Reppucci Gayle Rich Mrs. Louise C. Riemer Ingrid Rink-Brown and William Brown Mac Ritchey Patricia Ritter Gary and Chris Robinson^ Anna Romer and Bruce Jacobson^ Jeff Rominger Laura Roper^ Michael and Naomi Rosenfeld Al and Selina Rossiter Alice Rothchild Russell House Tavern Lisa Russell* William Ryan Walter and Marjorie Salmon Sigrid Sanders Mark Sandrof and Patience Ferris Sandrof Jennifer Sanger Rob Saper Ms. Margaret H. Satterfield Philip and Lucy Saunders Allen Schiller James and Diana Schlosser Laurel Schneider Richard and Nancy Schrock Gus and Susan Schumacher Dr. Sally S. Seaver Second Congregational Church of Boxford Mara Seeley Ellen Semonoff Ken and Jennifer Sghia-Hughes^

Nancy Shackford Eva Shah Brian Shannon Arthur Sharp and Anne Sterling Douglas and Anne Sharpe Ted and Linda Sharpe Greg and Carol Sharrigan* Henry and Kathryn Shaw Nancy Shippen^ Howard Shrobe and Anne McHugh Cynthia K. & Jeremiah E. Silbert Fund Jane Singer and Robert Henriques Vidya Sivan* Michael Slater Elizabeth Slavkovsky Gayle Smalley and Judy Curby Laura Smith-Gary Diana and Colin Smith Marilyn Ray Smith Trina Smith Hill and Lisa Snellings Jonathan Snow* Nancy Snow Snowball Fund Graham and Amy Snyder Somerville High School Green Club Nancy Soulette George and Claire Speen Spindrift Soda Jim Spink and Joanna Poole Howard Spivak and Janet Schwartz Spoke Wine Bar George and Lee Sprague Anne St. Goar and Shippen Page Debra Stark Bill and Susan Stason Justin Steil Philip Stevenson Steve and Hollye Stigler James and Miriam Stoddard Madelyn Stout David and Janet Strimaitis Mr. John F. Sullivan Nancy Sullivan and Steve Kent Gloria Sussman Amy Sweeney Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith*^ Joshua and Abigail Sykes Mrs. Paulett L. Taggart Gary and Susan Taylor Victoria Taylor Sarah Tenney Tom and Christine Tetrault Matthew and Dawn Thibeault^ Tickets for Charity, LLC Julie Tishler and Ed Levy David Tobias and Elizabeth Micheels Paul and Maggie Tobin Toro Restaurant John Toulmin and Anne Jones^ Trade Mary Trahan and Ahmed Abdelal Nicholas Treadwell David and Natalie Truesdell* David Uhrenholdt Norma Uhrowczik Upstairs on the Square Emma Uwodukunda Kate Van Zele Ramani Varanasi and Vinayak Antarkar Joy Viertel

Barbara and Ted Vincent Stephen and Alla Vincent Dede Vittori and Jeffrey Baker Donna Vorhees and James Shine Mrs. Alice Wang Eric and Sarah Ward Henry Warren and Cornelia Brown Peter and Fan Watkinson Linda Watts Peter and Linda Webb Ms. Janet Weber Mr. Bernard E. Weichsel Theodore Weigl David and Miriam Weil Nancy Weinstein Susan Weir Jane Wells and Thomas Sadtler^ Barbara Wetherington Katharine White Susan White and Lindsay White George and Barbara Whitesides William Whitney Jeffrey Wieand and Janet Silver Claire Wilcox Cynthia Williams Jim and Elizabeth Williamson Peter and Gail Wintersteiner Jennifer Wolcott and Bernard Cabrera^ Russ Wolf and Marty Gilpatrick Howard and Candice Wolk Marisa Wolsky and Benjamin Gunther Julie Wood Bernhardt and Mary Jane Wuensch Allan Wyatt and Nina Marlowe Joan K. Wyon Rachel Yarmolinsky Charles and Margaret Ziering Larry and Nancy Zuelke

In Honor Of Brigitte Anguelovski Wilhelmina Batchelder-Brown Libby Berman Andrew Bernard Brett Bidstrup Larson Bidstrup Peter Bidstrup Molly Brandt Payton Brandyberry William J. Bursaw, Jr. Kat Callard Chen Family Nan Cook Molly and Allen Cooke Cracknell/First Family Gretchen and Andy Curtis Cheryl Damar Kai Daura Davenport Family Maryanne Dechayne Dennis and Phyllis Dowd Robert Duncan Laura Evans Durant The Durkin Family Sarah and Phil Erickson Marjie Findlay and Geoff Freeman Claudia Forrester Samir Ghosh Gilman Family Eli Gurvitch Glenn Gutterman Heather Pitman Hammel Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hodges

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Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jones Sharon Kabelitz Homi Kapadia Frances Keutmann Noah Kopf Dr. C.J. Lamb Family John A. Lamb Family Lamb/Sammaratanno Family Diane Lamb-Wanucha Tabor Laws Katherine Leahey Anna MacEwan Jackson Manz-Siek Elena Martinez Enorah Martinez Martinez Family Macarthur and Lissa McBurney and Family Fiona McQuade William and Linda McQuillan Julie Johnson McVeigh Michele Mugnos Robb Nolan Steve Ogden and Family Tori Okner Bowie Padgett Britain Padgett Chris Padgett Lindsay Padgett Sylvia K. Perry Chris and Meredith Powell Becky Pierce and Mike Prokosch Anna Josiah Pugh Brown Rader-Gale Family Polly Reeve Joe Rinaldo Hannah Sadtler Kate Schlegel Janet Selcer Jason and Kate Shamberger Hannah Sharpless Graff Jenna Sherman Hal Silverman Simkovitz Family Sparisci Family Sara Freed Sussman Charlie Theobald Christina Tinglof George and Lenore Travis Anne and Rob Umberger Michael Veling Ariel Waldman Hannah Yarmolinsky Megan and Russell Zahniser Michael Zahniser Chloe Zelkha George Zuckerman

In Memory Of Nat Anderson George Richmond Blackwood John Kevin Bradley Robert Carey Annie Chin Frank Colantoni Christine Davis Dr. Stjepan Kuhar Ted Kyrios Henry Loring Masters Anna Robinson Peter Uhrowczik

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Serve & Grow

Gifts in Kind

We are most appreciative of all the organizations that brought groups of volunteers to work on our farms during the year. Their work in the fields, which included planting, weeding, harvesting, and preparing food for distribution, contributed immensely to the productivity of the farms. Their involvement makes our work environment more joyful and keeps us tied closely to the community.

Donations of services, materials, food, and beverages helped support special projects and general operations throughout the year. We are extremely grateful to all the individuals and establishmensts who made these generous contributions, which helped us to grow and expand our work.

2nd Congregational Church of Brockton Airvana Corporate Allies Youth Group American International Group Arabs For Altruism Autotegrity Beacon Hill Friends Bingham McCutchen LLP Biogen Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston Bar Association Boston Bar Association’s Environmental Law Public Service Committee Boston Benefit Partners Boston Cares Boston Financial Investment Management The Boston Foundation Boston Green Academy Boston Latin Academy Classics Club Boston University Boston University Alternative Spring Break Boston University First-Year Student Outreach Project Boston University Omega Phi Alpha Brigham and Women’s Hospital Young Professionals Brookwood School BUILD in Business to Learn Building Impact Bunker Hill Community College Cambridge Montessori School Cambridge Science Festival Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School Clearway School Cohen Hillel Academy Community Catalyst Community Day Public Charter School Crossroads for Kids Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Food Team Eastern Bank EcoLogic Electric Insurance Endicott College Environmental Resources Management Essex County Garden Club Excel Academy Excel High School Excel-Chelsea Community Service Day Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel FedEx Fenway School First Parish in Cambridge First Parish in Lexington First Unitarian Society in Newton Gay for Good

GE Aviation General Mills Goldman Sacks Gordon College Gordon College, Advocates for a Sustainable Future Green Mountain Coffee Roasters/Keurig GreenSense H.O.W. House Haverford College Alumni Association Healthy Chelsea Youth Movement Henry Masters Memorial High Meadows Fellowship High School Stabilization Program for Newton Public Schools IHS Consulting Industrial Economics Interfaith Appalachia Jewish Organizing Institute & Network (JOIN for Justice) Jones & Bartlett Learning Landmark High School Liberty Mutual Lincoln-Sudbury High School Lynch/van Otterloo Y Teen Community Service Crew Marblehead Middle School Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Massachusetts Promise Fellows Match Charter Public High School McGladrey MetroLacrosse Middlesex School Mortgage Network, Inc. National Grid Navigant Net Impact New Apostolic Church Youth New Balance New England Biolabs Newton High School NICE/Verizon North Shore Teen Initiative Northeastern Circle K Northeastern Professional Studies Northeastern Social Enterprise Institute Northeastern University Northeastern University, Good Vibes Club Pepperdine Alumni Philips Academy PRIM&R Project Mercy Project55 Pure Strategies Raytheon Root Capital Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Sapient Social Good of Reading Somerville High School Green Club SquashBusters

Starbucks Starbucks Methuen-the Loop Starbucks Salem State Street Corporation Step by Step Supportive Services Suffolk University Sun Life Financial Syracuse University in Boston Alumni Club Taiwanese American Professionals The Mountain School The Park School theMOVE Tsoi Kobus Associates Tufts Food Justice Tufts Freidman School Tufts Freshman Orientation CommUnity Service Tufts Health Plan Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn United Parish of Brookline Urban Achievers Urban Farming Institute Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts Young Professionals Network Vietnamese Alliance Church of Boston Vmware Waring School Wellesley College Wellesley College Unitarian Universalist Wellington Management Company Whole Foods Kids Day of Service Winchester High School Winchester Unitarian Society Women in Action Youth Food Movement Chelsea YouthBuild

individuals who attended a youth-led workshop on food justice

Jerry Abarbanel and Naomi Deutscher AKA Bistro Back Deck Anne Calhoun Cirque du Soleil City Feed & Supply Coppa Craigie on Main Mr. Peter Davis Duckworth’s Bistrot Empire Restaurant EVOO Farmstead & LaLaiterie Fyfe Design Greg Gale and Maria Rader Garden At The Cellar Mr. Will Gilson Grande Lakes Orlando Harpoon Brewery Henrietta’s Table Allison Houghton Island Creek Oyster Bar Ms. Vernell Jordan Steven and Linda Kanner La Morra Nathan Lyczak The Market Restaurant Justin McGuirl Myriad Restaurant Group New England Aquarium New England Stitchcraft PARK Cambridge The Print House Puritan & Co. Russell House Tavern Russell’s Garden Center Nancy Shackford Silvertone Bar & Grill Spindrift Soda Spoke Wine Bar Strega Waterfront T.R. Miller Co., Inc. Tavolo Restaurant Telepan Restaurant Tony DiDio Solutions Toro Restaurant Trade Upstairs on the Square Wayside Transcorp Wheelworks Whole Foods - Symphony


Sustainers Sustaining donors are an important group of loyal supporters who make regular monthly or quarterly donations. These donors offer us a reliable source of support to grow and advance our programs, while reducing the amount of staff time going to fundraising efforts. We are extremely thankful to our sustaining donors for their ongoing and generous support. Anonymous Thomas Barritt Lauren Bell Ms. Anna Biton Crista Bozogan Yarrow Cleaves Grace Curley Brian Dixon Anne and Bob Eccles Beverly Gillette and John Keller Noemi Giszpenc Olga Grimes Mary Hester Brad Horn Nathan Hribar Susan Koffman and Tom Cooper Gordan Kuhar Ms. Sarah Langer Louis and Rajani LaRocca Hilary Lucier Chris Lundblad Axel Magnuson and Sylvia Vriesendorp Mary and Luke Miratrix Jennifer Mocarski Joanne C. Peckarsky Lisa Russell Greg and Carol Sharrigan Vidya Sivan Jonathan Snow Josh Solar David and Emily Strong Denis and Dorothy Sullivan Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith Stephen Tise David and Natalie Truesdell Reed and Peggy Ueda

Parents We gratefully acknowledge the support from parents of our youth. Their support is an investment in and endorsement of the transformative power of our youth programs. Anonymous (3) Robert Addelson Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer Gideon Ansell and Mary Rutkowski Andrew Anway

Lisa Berland and Larry Teitelbaum Charlyn Bethell and Guy Urban Ms. Margaret Bleichman George and Aimee Bower Patricia Brennan and Charles Collins Barry Brodsky Tina Buchs and David Kalman Paul and Patricia Buddenhagen Patrick Byrne and Joan Denapli-Byrne Sara Bysshe and Charles Cooper Tom Chalmers and Joan Meyer Daniel Cherneff and Priscilla Cobb Danny Chin Audrey Cohen Cohen/Lucas Fund at the Boston Foundation Bob and Janet Cramer Bill and Ellen Cross Grace Curley Deepak Dangol and Krishna Maharjan Mike and Maureen Devlin Emily Dexter and Armond Cohen Fred Dow and Shirley Mark Mitch Dynan and Faith Michaels Mark and Janet Edwards Andrew Falender and Jackie Lenth Christopher and Lisa Fibbe Ted Finch and Jeanne McDermott Daniel and Elizabeth Flanagan Theresa Folan Greg Gale and Maria Rader Perrin and Rita Gardent Julia Gittleman and Tom Mendelsohn William Greally and Elaine Ng Tim Greiner and Amy Ballin Stephen and Ellen Grody Barbara Gubb and Robert Boucher Glen Gurner and Maureen O’Donoghue Kristin Gustafson Linnea Hagberg and Loren French Anne and Michael Hayes Kimberly Highfield Eric and Mary Hosman Hugh Joseph and Melanie Brunt Martha Karchere and Luis Prado Clyde Kessel and Francoise Bourdon Tamsin Knox and Kent Yucel Jeffrey Kopf and Stephanie Cogen Peter and Calie Koso Eric and Katie Krathwohl James and Michele Latimer Maria Latimore and Bobby Foster Carolyn Lattin and Venkat Venkatraman Diana LaVancher Bob and Meryl Leahey Bernie Lebow and Barbara Guilfoile John LeClaire and Ruth Hodges Margaret Lee David Leifer and Marla Engel Margaret Leipsitz and Matthew Yarmolinsky Mark Levinson Laurie Lingham and Mario Cardenas Nathan Lyczak Ken Manning and Kailia Star Jeffrey and Lucy Masters

Sara Mattes and Jerome Ritz Alan and Lee Michelson Joanne Miller Peter Monius and Melissa Robbins Ms. Eileen Moore Andrea Nagel Jim and Sue Nichols Frank and Kris Normandin Charity Oliver Cheryl Opperman and Maure Aronson Lana and Lenny Owens Nicole Pellaton Patricia Pepper Anne Perkins and Richard High Irving & Leila Perlmutter Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Sam and Silvia Petuchowski Gretchen Pfuetze Rachel Pohl and Robert McIntosh Wendy Powell and Don Rober Rebecca Pugh Robin Ratcliff and Michael Staub Polly and Brock Reeve Gary and Chris Robinson Anna Romer and Bruce Jacobson Laura Roper Roberta Rubin and Don Abrams Gary and Sandra Ruggiero Susan and Beau Ryan Mark and Linda Sagor Sara Salomon Jeffrey and Whitney Schumer Steven Seidel and Adria Steinberg Janet Selcer and Joel Schwartz Ken and Jennifer Sghia-Hughes Darlene Sheehan Nancy Shippen Piran and Mitra Sioshansi Brit Smith and Shawn Maurer Mary Sullivan and Eric Brandt Joseph Sulmar and Shoolah Escott Theodore Sussman and Lisa Freed Sandra Sweetnam and David Smith Ronald and Moira Ten-Hove

Jeffrey Testa and Jocelyn Almy-Testa Matthew and Dawn Thibeault Stephen Tise Stephen Tobin and Nancy Hartle John Toulmin and Anne Jones Chau Tran Reed and Peggy Ueda Linda Ugelow and Endre Jobbagy Susan Delellis Valpey and John Valpey Scott and Mary Jo Veling Gill and Kathie Watt Campbell Watts and John Bunker Jane Wells and Thomas Sadtler Patrick and Lynne Weygint Patricia Wild and David Myers Jennifer Wolcott and Bernard Cabrera Kun Xu and Shuyun Zheng

Alumni Alumni support is especially meaningful to the work we do. We are extremely grateful to those alumni who continue to support The Food Project and our current youth. Molly Brandt Caroline Buddenhagen Keely Curliss Caitlin Cusack Ms. Abigail Cyr Evelyn D. Eng-Nol Julie Farago Mr. Loughton French Peter Jacoby Jonathan and Kari Mattes-Ritz Anna McColgan Bayo Owolewa Leah Penniman Shirin Sioshansi

We have attempted to be as accurate as possible in listing our donors. While we do not have space in this publication to print the names of every single contributor, we remain forever grateful for every gift of every size to The Food Project. Please accept our sincere apologies if there are any errors or omissions and let us know so that we can correct our records.

© 2014 the food project fyfe design photography: Katy Jordan Media John Wang

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Going the Distance Towns Youth Come From

The Food Project spans the Greater Boston and North Shore regions, with eight farms and greenhouses, which total more than 70 acres. Our youth programs bring together young people from urban, suburban, and rural environments. These youth form a diverse group of leaders, working together to create a just, sustainable food system—a food system that makes fresh, healthy food accessible to households of all income-levels. See where our youth come from, and the distance they travel to be change makers in their communities and beyond.

Office Locations Farms and Greenhouses

gloucester to lynn

lyn n li ncoln

dorch e ste r

phoebe h. { 17 • gloucester }

6:30 a.m. wake up, get ready for a day of work Get a ride to the Gloucester commuter rail station to catch the 7:08 train 7:47 arrival at Lynn Station Walk 1.2 miles to the Ingalls School Farm

roxbury to lincoln

jonathan p. { 16 • roxbury }

6 a.m. wake up 7 a.m. walk to the Longwood Medical stop on the Green Line (in 20 minutes, arrive at North Station) 8:12 a.m. train to Lincoln 8:50 arrival in Lincoln Take The Food Project bus from Lincoln train station to Baker Bridge Farm.

acton to dorchester

margaret k. { 15 • acton }

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6 a.m. wake up, pack lunch and binder 6:30 a.m. carpool with other youth to Porter Square 7:40 a.m. Red Line to JFK 8:15 a.m. 41 bus from JFK to Dudley Street @ East Cottage Walk the block to the West Cottage Farm

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