Spring Inspiration Breakfast
A celebration of youth and family philanthropy throughout the MetroWest
The Foundation for MetroWest is committed to inspiring philanthropy throughout the region. The Spring Inspiration Breakfast celebrates the philanthropic work of local community members—of all ages! Join Event Chairs Christine Schuster and Katie Schuster on April 25 to hear from keynote speaker Mary Gordon, Founder and President of Roots of Empathy and to honor Margaret Ramsey with the 2019 Community Philanthropist Award.
Mary Gordon, Founder and President, Roots of Empathy
Mary is recognized internationally as an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, author, child advocate and parenting expert who has created programs informed by the power of empathy. Ms Gordon is also the founder of Canada’s first and largest school-based Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, which she initiated in 1981. These centres worked with the parent-child relationship and play-based problem solving was the vehicle for learning. They became public policy in Ontario and have been used as a best practice model in Canada and internationally.
EVENT CO-CHAIRS, MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Christine Schuster, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emerson Hospital
Katie Schuster, YIP Junior Board, Noble and Greenough School
Founder of The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation
Foundation for MetroWest Trustee
2019 YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Jordan Ramsay, Framingham, 2015 YIP Summer Institute
Elise Andelman, Holliston, 2018 Fall Sudbury YIP
Young Wang, Hopkinton, 2018 Fall Hopkinton YIP