SCI 2019 Social Capitalist Luncheon
Join us on Wednesday, April 10 to honor our 2019 Idealist Award honorees, Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., Bob Rivers, and our Community Social Capitalists. Our annual luncheon, held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, showcases the accomplishments of community member that work to better our communities.
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., is the CEO of IBA--Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, a community development corporation dedicated to empowering and engaging individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs.
Through her leadership, IBA has become the largest Latino-led nonprofit organization in Greater Boston. In 2010, she became the first Latina ever to be appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary and Education. She has served on and advised numerous other task forces, boards and commissions.
A 37-year community banker who started his career as a teller, Bob Rivers is Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank. He is also Chair of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and The Dimock Center.
Bob is involved extensively in the community, serving in such roles as on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and The Lowell Plan, and as a member of Stonehill College's Board of Trustees and the City of Boston's Women's Workforce Council. Bob has been named among the "Most Influential People in Boston" by Boston Magazine, and to the Boston Business Journal Power 50 for the last three years.