2018 Corporate Sponsors

We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous contributions to BECMA. Their investment ensures our ability to continue to advocate for solutions that positively impact the economic well-being of Black residents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!



platinum sponsor

We are one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. The Boston Foundation’s endowment, the Permanent Fund for Boston, has provided the resources for the numerous times the Boston Foundation has been “there at the beginning,” providing seed capital and early grants to new nonprofits, ideas and innovations in all areas of community life. Visit their website for more information.



Gold sponsor

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank and FDIC insured. OneUnited Bank began almost 50 years ago with the opening of Unity Bank & Trust in Boston, Massachusetts. OneUnited Bank was established by combining Black-owned banks across the country – Founders National Bank of Commerce in Los Angeles, Family Savings Bank in Los Angeles, Peoples National Bank of Commerce in Miami and Boston Bank of Commerce – with the same mission, to create an institution to garner our spending power and channel it back into the communities we serve. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

CVD believes that all individuals and families deserve to live in quality homes, in vibrant communities that will enable them to thrive and prosper. CVD directs the management of all projects with a full range of proficiency including property management, providing financial guidance and connecting clients with the best resources - all while working to enhance and transform communities. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides the residents of Boston with convenient access to high quality, low cost health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities we serve.  In 2016, Dimock handled over 76,000 visits annually with 17,000 unique patients and clients representing a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Visit their website for more information.

bronze sponsor

Founded in 1818 and headquartered in Boston, we have combined prudent management with well-timed acquisitions to evolve from a modest savings bank to a full-service commercial bank to meet your financial needs. With $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire, we have the size, stability, technology and knowledge to deliver custom-tailored financial solutions in a convenient way. Visit their website for more information.



bronze sponsor

As part of the Central bank of the United States, the Boston Fed works to promote sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation. We contribute to communities, the region, and the nation by conducting economic research, participating in monetary policy-making, supervising certain financial institutions, providing financial services and payments, playing a leadership role in the payments industry, and supporting economic well-being in communities through a variety of efforts.  Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 1991. We make it easy for donors to leave a lasting impact through philanthropy—in particular, through our donor-advised fund, called the Giving Account. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

Gilbane’s people deliver outstanding client satisfaction. We practice our Core Values in our work, giving our clients a unique experience of trust and advocacy. We are committed to achieving sustained growth that enables us to provide enhanced value to clients and industry partners and opportunities for our people. Integrity is the foundation upon which we build our relationships with our clients and our employees. Core Values include: Integrity, Toughmindedness, Teamwork, Dedication to Excellence, Loyalty, Discipline and Caring. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

Founded in 1987, RBF (Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone) provides audit, assurance, tax and consulting services to business leaders and their growing companies in an array of industries. The firm is the New England-area affiliate of Russell Bedford International, a leading global network of independent accounting and business consulting firms with a combined 290 offices in more than 100 countries. Visit their website for more information.

bronze sponsor

The Mission of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is to create and preserve jobs at small businesses, women and minority owned businesses, and to promote economic development in underserved, gateway municipalities and low and moderate income communities. MGCC provides a centralized resource at the state level that offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems.  MGCC will provide 50 % of the cost of such assistance while the company being assisted will invest the other 50%.  Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

In 1980 Morton and Louis Grossman launched The Grossman Companies. Today, the company owns a roughly 2.5 million square foot portfolio spanning all major property types and make private loans to builders, developers and real estate investors through their affiliate, First Boston Capital Partners. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

The mission of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is to create a fair, transparent and participatory process for implementing the expanded gaming law passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in November, 2011. The Commission strives to ensure that its decision-making and regulatory systems engender the confidence of the public and participants, and that they provide the greatest possible economic development benefits and revenues to the people of the Commonwealth, reduce to the maximum extent possible the potentially negative or unintended consequences of expanded gaming, and allow an appropriate return on investment for gaming providers that assures the operation of casino-resorts of the highest quality. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

When we started WeWork in 2010, we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. Visit their website for more information.


bronze sponsor

At XSS Hotels, we concentrate on developing dynamic, high quality lodging with strong brand recognition. We are a vertically integrated hotel development company with expertise in site selection, permitting, project design, interior design, procurement, and project management. Together with our management company affiliate and our construction affiliate, XSS Hotels has brought to life over 3,000 keys throughout the Northeast. Visit their website for more information.