Since our founding in 1992, there have been many individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on Mass Mentoring Partnership. It’s through their commitment to our mission that we have been able to continue our work and strengthen communities through empowering youth-adult relationships. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve selected 25 Mentors of Mass Mentoring Partnership to recognize for their contributions. We recognized them earlier this year at our gala celebration and we thank them for everything they’ve done to help us achieve so much throughout our history. Without them, we would not be the organization we are today. In the coming weeks, we will be highlighting these 25 mentors - here are our first five:
Through leadership of their CEO and Founder Mark Eldridge, ALKU has generously supported MMP with employee engagement and fundraising through the Rodman Ride for Kids, through board leadership and ALKU's annual $20,000 scholarship for rising high school seniors to attend college. Their support on multiple fronts since 2013 has been instrumental in helping MMP achieve its expanding impact.
Bank of America is one of MMP's largest and long time philanthropic supporters providing critical support through financial contributions, board engagement, community partnership and increased visibility. Their support extends across the state and has allowed MMP to raise awareness about the impact of mentoring through their deep partnership. Bank of America’s support in Massachusetts and nationally has made a tremendous impact and helped advance the mentoring movement to where it is today.
Bennie Wiley was an early supporter of Greater Boston One to One and Mass Mentoring helping the growing organization expand its work and develop deep ties with diverse communities and programs. As the leader of The Partnership, she helped shape MMP's early efforts and stayed engaged through the years with MMP’s Mentors of Color recruitment campaign. Bennie made a lasting impact on MMP’s story.
Beth Tallarico served in many different capacities at MMP for over 15 years, making her MMP's longest serving staff member. She worked on the program front helping to deepen MMP’s impact as well as helping the organization grow its financial and operational capacity. Her dedicated leadership continues to advance the field of mentoring in her current role as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at MENTOR, The National Mentoring Partnership. Beth’s internal leadership made a lasting impact on MMP’s growing capacity.
The Boston Red Sox are a long time supporter of MMP, hosting Mentoring Night at Fenway which has welcomed thousands of mentors and mentees over the years, hosting Champions of Mentoring to help MMP raise close to $2 million to support its work and giving birth to the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, recruiting over 2000 mentors. The Red Sox have been instrumental in MMP’s success throughout the years.
To view a full list of our 25 mentors, click here.