Massachusetts Gives

Awards Program Honoring Massachusetts Philanthropists and Development Professionals


The 2nd Annual Massachusetts Gives was held virtually on January 27, 2021. 

Watch the recording of this special event celebrating

the impact of philanthropy in our community.



Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients


Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising

Margot Biggin, Executive Director of University Advancement

Tufts University

See Margot Biggin's tribute video honoring her outstanding career as a
fundraising professional, which spans a wide variety of organizations
that have been touched by her exceptional work.


Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Liberty Mutual Foundation

See Liberty Mutual Foundation's tribute video honoring their role
as a cornerstone of corporate funding in Boston, supporting some of
the most vulnerable populations within the community.


Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation/Team Brave

See the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation/Team Brave's tribute video 
honoring their diligent work to ease the suffering and hardships
of young burn survivors and their families.


Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Bithiah Carter, President and CEO

New England Blacks in Philanthropy

See Bithiah Carter's tribute video honoring her unwavering commitment
to changing the landscape of philanthropy throughout New England,
through diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Big Heart Service Award

Howard Weinstein, M.D.Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

See Howard Weinstein's tribute video honoring his volunteer service
and tireless work to pay tribute to brave young cancer patients
and for inspiring countless other volunteers to do the same.


Leaders in Philanthropy Award

Nancy and Edward Roberts

See Nancy and Ed Robert's tribute video honoring their extraordinary
charitable giving to numerous organizations in Boston
and throughout New England, which has not only greatly impacted
their community, but also inspired countless others to give back. 



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Massachusetts Gives Committee

Sharon Allen, Event Chair
Kate Todd, Event Chair
Kristina Lentz Capano
Robin Elkins
Courtney Knauss
Thao Nguyen-Le
Danielle Damren Lurie
Julie Rafferty
Erik Ryan
Kate Villa
David Woodruff






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