Community is throwing Anniversary party celebrating 50 years of Urban Edge! Community will celebrate those who have helped us house thousands of our neighbors and benefit programs to help resident leadership, affordable housing, and family wealth-building. In the upcoming year, we are planning several events – including a Summit on trending topics on housing based on the stories we have learned and the principles of social justice and racial equity. We plan to celebrate our past and current clients, donors, volunteers and staff during these events. We hope you can be a part of our year-long celebration.

Like last year, our event, Community, will be a chance to gather, catch up, and celebrate the community. Join us on Thursday, May 23 in celebrating our resilient communities. This year’s event will be elevated, as we will celebrate the 50 years of our founding back in 1974. We will reflect on the past, honor people who have helped get us there and point toward the future. Community promises to be a passion-filled interactive celebration you’ll never forget. The event offers an opportunity to network with neighborhood leaders, visionary businesspeople, and dedicated public officials supporting our mission.

Your support will help families build intergenerational wealth, connect youth to neighborhood services, bridge the digital divide, reduce elder isolation, and build affordable homes. As we continue our mission, we ask that you join us as we take a moment to reflect on and celebrate the work Urban Edge is doing at Community.
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Date & Time
Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Questions? Contact our event office, AJ Events at 617-267-2244 or email AJ Williams at [email protected]
Anniversary Committee
Matthew Grosshandler, Co-Founder and VP of Operations, Bald Hill Builders
Marty Jones, Consultant, former CEO of Urban Edge and former Director of MassDevelopment
Karen Kelleher, President of BlueHub Loan Fund, BlueHub Capital
Sarah Lamatie, Senior Vice President, SVB
Joe Rettman, President, NEI
Moddie Turay, President & CEO, MHIC
Gilbert Winn, CEO, WinnCompanies
Advisory Committee
Mossik Hacobian, Advisor, Boston’s Higher Ground, and former Urban Edge CEO
Katie Provencher, Cofounder, HousingToHome, and former Urban Edge Deputy Director
Charlie Rose, Senior VP & Dean, City Year, and former Urban Edge Board Member
Leroy Stoddard, Jamaica Plain Resident, and former Urban Edge Resource Development Manager
6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Cocktail reception featuring delicious hors d'oeuvres, specialty drinks and live entertainment.
7:00 PM
Community Dinner and Program 
Sit-Down Dinner and Community Program featuring our Awards Presentation.
8:00 PM
Community After Party
Dessert Reception with live entertainment.
Urban Edge is a nonprofit community development organization with a mission to strengthen communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. Funds raised from Community will help us focus on economic justice, family wealth-building, anti-displacement, and robust community engagement as we construct more and affordable housing.

Since 1974, we have built more than 1,500 affordable homes, created 2,336 first-time homeowners, prevented 1,588 foreclosures, and developed hundreds of resident leaders. Your generosity also gives us much-needed flexibility as we continue to respond to the economic fallout of the pandemic.
 Join us on Thursday, May 23
Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities
and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.
Contact Us
Have questions about Tickets, Sponsor Opportunities, or the overall experience? Contact our event office, AJ Events. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or fill out the form and we will respond within 24 hours.
AJ Events

Event Team
AJ Williams, Event Producer, Sponsorships
[email protected]

Maria Palienko, Guest and Sponsor Relations
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Questions about Urban Edge?
Contact the Director of Resource Development
Michael Rousseau
[email protected]

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