Braintree, MA–Caritas Communities broadcast its 36th Annual Housing for All Gala live online on Wednesday, November 17, raising over $850,000 for its permanent housing and supportive services for very low-income residents in Greater Boston.
Event co-chair Colette Phillips presented the P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award to Quincy Miller, President of Eastern Bank and Founder of the Commonwealth Fund for Racial Equity and Social Justice.
“We are delighted that Quincy’s steadfast commitment to bringing racial, gender, and economic justice to Boston’s underserved communities is being honored by such a high commendation,” said Colette Philips, CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, GetKonnected!, and the GK Fund. “We applaud you, Quincy, and Eastern Bank for continuing to lead the way in supporting organizations like Caritas.”
“The work that Caritas does around housing is literally priceless,” said Miller, who reflected on his own families’ experiences growing up in poverty. “We as a society have to ask ourselves, how can we be comfortable in our own skin and our own lives, when so many people are continuing to be left behind.” He appealed to viewers to “dig deeper in their support the work that Caritas does to make the world and our community a better place.”
THE P. LEO CORCORAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD honors the memory and contribution of the founder of Caritas Communities and stands as a testament to the qualities that marked the charitable ethic of P. Leo Corcoran: wisdom, collaboration, hard work and humility in service to those less fortunate. Caritas Communities is proud to recognize the intentions and deeds of individuals and organizations committed to meeting the needs of low-income individuals in the Greater Boston area.