CommonBond NYC Summer Gala to benefit the African School for Excellence

Thursday, August 2, 2012


CommonBond presents New York City's MBA Summer-End Benefit Gala for its nonprofit partner, the African School for Excellence, a self-sustaining chain of private secondary schools that anyone can afford. 

CommonBond, a student loan crowdfunding platform, extends a special invitation to MBAs in New York City, professionals in the financial community, and luminaries in the NYC start-up scene.

The Gala is a red carpet event sponsored by Chivas Regal and catered by a top NYC chef. Guest DJ (DJ Swami) will be coming in from Boston, and specialty drinks will be served all night. The venue is one of New York’s finest, with outdoor terrace and beautiful views of the Empire State Building. At $45 per ticket, this is unheard of for New York City.

Get your tickets now before they increase in price...

  • $45 tickets will only last until Thurs, Jul 26 at 1155pm, and then the price jumps to $55.
  • On the day of the event, ticket prices will jump again to $65.

We know an open-bar event like this one should be more than just $45, but many of you are students, and money shouldn't get in the way of pursuing a good time and supporting a great cause. Secure your ticket now! 

For those of you not currently living off student loans, we suggest purchasing the $75+ tickets!

(For a sneak preview, check out a virtual tour of the Midtown Loft and Terrace:

We will also have a silent auction with items such as:

  • Trip for two to the Amazon (rain forest, not internet company), courtesy of Runa Tea
  • Driving an Aston Martin for one day, courtesy of Classic Car Club of Manhattan
  • Two custom made men's shirts, courtesy of Alton Lane
  • Women's handbag + Day in Design with bag designer Jessy Dover, courtesy of Dagne Dover


This event is a great way to support an amazing cause and have a blast while doing it!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Chivas Regal, Eataly, Projective Space, Runa Tea, Classic Car Club Manhattan, and Alton Lane.

To register, please click the link below:



Midtown Loft & Terrace
267 5th Ave
New York City, NY 10016
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MassBio's 18th Annual Golf Classic

Friday, September 7, 2012

Please join us for MassBio’s 18th Annual Golf Classic – to be held at the prestigious Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA! The proceeds of the tournament help support the MassBioEd Foundation—the thought leader, advocate, and invaluable resource for preparing Massachusetts’ biotechnology workforce.

In these difficult economic times, Massachusetts schools are especially challenged to find the resources to prepare teachers and adequately supply their science labs. The MassBioEd Foundation strives to close this resource gap by providing Massachusetts high school teachers the skills and equipment necessary to teach biotechnology. To date the foundation has worked with 177 high schools and trained over 500 teachers.

To continue this work MassBioEd needs your support, now, more than ever before. Please support science education by sponsoring and attending this event.

To register for the golf tournament, please click the link below:


Pinehills Golf Club
54 Clubhouse Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
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EACUBO: Next Generation Chief Business Officer 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On March 21st from 8am-5pm, Larry Goldstein, President of Campus Strategies, LLC, and Patrick Sanaghan, Ed.D, President of The Sanaghan Group, have agreed to co-facilitate our Next Generation Chief Business Officer workshop.

This session will address the important issue of leadership in our industry, taking an in-depth look at the CFO’s role, the future timeline for those of us in higher education, career mapping and much more.



The Westin Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
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NHHTC Entrepreneur Forum

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The NHHTC produces a series of educational programs to support entrepreneurship and provide high-level resources to rapidly growing companies.

At the Entrepreneur Forum, companies present their business challenges to a panel of industry experts, and receive board-level and executive advice on how best to address their challenges, all in front of a live audience.

The panel acts as venture advisors for an evening and provides feedback and potential solutions to challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies based on their own professional experiences and expertise.  

The Entrepreneur Forums are held at the FIRST headquarters located at 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire from 5:20 pm until 8:30 pm. The cost for the event is only $25 for NHHTC members, $30 for non-members, and only $10 for students. The Forum includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities, as well as a “sky dive pitch” as a local business will tell you everything you'd ever want to know about it in two minutes.



FIRST Headquarters
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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Boston Chamber of Commerce 2012 Pinnacle Awards

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A highlight on the Chamber’s annual calendar, more than 1,000 business men and women will gather to recognize the accomplishments of eight women in Greater Boston who have achieved excellence in business and management.We hope you will join us in honoring the women who have made great strides in their fields and in the community.The following honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments in a range of categories: 

  • Lifetime Achievement:  Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School;
  • Achievement in Entrepreneurship:  Suzanne Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Bates Communications, Inc.;
  • Achievement in Management, Private:  Marcy L. Reed, President, Massachusetts, National Grid;
  • Achievement in Management, Government:  Carmen M. Ortiz, United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts;
  • Achievement in Management, Non-Profit:  Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations and Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation;
  • Achievement in the Professions:  Joan W. Miller, M.D., Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology & Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital;
  • Excellence in Arts & Education:  Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College; and
  • Emerging Executive:  Michelle Shell, CFA, Vice President, Institutional Solutions, Fidelity Asset Management.


Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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SBANE Women's Business Committee Symposium

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Westin Hotel Waltham
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
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North Shore Technology Council: Women’s Initiative

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


On September 21, 2011, the Women’s Initiative will be featuring the first in a 4-part Keynote Speaker series, "Celebrating Women in Technology: Overcoming Barriers to Reach Success". Keynote speaker will be Julie Palen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Device Management Solutions at Tangoe, Inc. Ms. Palen will speak about her personal experiences of barriers she overcame (or not) as a women in her field. She will further share her thoughts on how the North Shore ecosystem can support other women in tech who wish to progress in their fields. It will be a great opportunity to continue to bring together women and men from technology companies, education, non-profit organizations, and other technology trade organizations who share our vision of supporting women in technology on the North Shore. The event will take place at the Cumming Center in Beverly from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Light fare will be served.


Speaker: Julie Palen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Device Management Solutions at Tangoe, Inc.

The Cummings Center in Beverly
100 Cummings Suite 221-E
Beverly, MA 01915
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Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Government Affairs Forum – Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tim Murray was reelected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2010, and works closely with Governor Deval Patrick to promote the Commonwealth, create jobs, improve public education, and make state government more responsive to every citizen. First elected in 2006, Murray leads the Administration’s initiatives to expand and improve commuter rail and freight service; to transform housing programs to achieve the Commonwealth’s goal of ending homelessness; and to enhance services for veterans.  He also leads a STEM education initiative as chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council, and serves as a member of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA), where he was elected treasurer of the Executive Committee in 2010. 


Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Murray served three terms as mayor of Worcester. Under his leadership, Worcester experienced unprecedented economic progress including $1 billion of new economic development projects to support the city’s ongoing evolution from an older industrial community to a leader in the life sciences, higher education, financial services, advanced manufacturing and other 21st century industries. As mayor, he served as chair of the Worcester School Committee, and fostered community partnerships to lower drop-out rates, launched school-based health initiatives, and expanded after-school programs to support working families. With Murray’s direction, the city’s public school system greatly improved, leading Worcester to become a national leader in urban education.



7:45 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:10 - 9:00 a.m. Program



Member Individual, $50

Member Table of 10, $500

Non-Member Individual, $95

Non-Member Table of 10, $950


Register here.  

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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Treasurers' Club of Boston: Roger Brown

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Roger Brown

President, Berklee College of Music

When Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown assumed his post in 2004, he brought a rich palette of professional and life experiences to the job. Skills accrued playing recording sessions as a drummer in New York, administering United Nations humanitarian operations in Southeast Asia and Africa, and cofounding a successful publicly traded corporation have contributed to his effective leadership at the world’s largest college of contemporary music.

Music has been a recurring theme in Brown’s diverse pursuits. He played drums with bands throughout high school, at Davidson College, and during his graduate studies at Yale, and still leads a band. Brown spent five years engaged in humanitarian work teaching math in Kenya and administering successful humanitarian undertakings in Southeast Asia and in Sudan. The Land Bridge operation Brown and his wife Linda Mason managed in the 1980s was the largest famine relief program attempted to date, and averted starvation for countless Cambodians. Innovative work Brown and Mason undertook a few years later in Sudan for the Save the Children Federation saved an estimated 20,000 lives. In each location Brown sought opportunities to make music with local artists and engage them in the humanitarian efforts.

In 1986, Brown and Mason launched Bright Horizons, a corporation now valued at over $1 billion and employing 16,000 people, to provide quality child-care and early education to the children of working parents. Brown and Mason built and oversaw the operation of numerous facilities at universities, hospitals, and corporations around the U.S. and the U.K. Brown utilized his musical talents at the company to write, produce, and perform on six CDs of children’s music that featured Ziggy Marley, Vinx, Raffi, and others. For their groundbreaking work at Bright Horizons, Brown and Mason received several awards, including the President’s Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

In 2004, Brown became Berklee’s third president. Under his direction the college has embarked on a $50 million capital campaign and established presidential scholars and Africa scholars programs to bring the world’s best young musicians to Berklee. He has led in developing a more selective admissions policy that has raised the level of entering students. Under his auspices, Berklee created a model advising program to support new students. Brown has overseen the expansion of the City Music Program to reach economically disadvantaged urban youth across America. As well, Brown has facilitated the expansion of Berklee’s campus facilities, instituted semester-abroad programs, and partnered with the city of Valencia, Spain and the Spanish Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers to open a Berklee satellite campus in Valencia, Spain in 2012.

Brown sums up his aspirations for Berklee: “Berklee has produced artists who have won 172 Grammy Awards, composed some of the great film scores of our time, written jazz and rock standards, and transformed the way people play their instruments and teach contemporary music. We have the opportunity to help train the next generation of leading artists, music entrepreneurs, and teachers.”


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Harvard Club of Boston, Main Clubhouse
374 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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Treasurers' Club of Boston: Andy Bacevich

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Andy Bacevich

BU Professor, contemporary historian, political & foreign policy expert, author

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University.  A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he served for twenty-three years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.  He received his Ph. D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton.  Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Bacevich is the author of several books, to include Washington Rules:  America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), The Limits of Power:  The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), The New American Militarism:  How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005) and American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002).  He is the editor of The Short American Century, 1941-2008:  A Postmortem (2012);  The Long War:  A New History of U. S. National Security Policy since World War II (2007); Imperial Tense:  Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003);.His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications to include The Atlantic Monthly, The Wilson Quarterly, The London Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic.  Dr. Bacevich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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Harvard Club of Boston, Main Clubhouse
374 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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