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Join us for our First Annual BCDC Gala!

Building a Sustainable Future for Brookline

The Brookline Community Development Corporation’s Gala will be a special experience for those who place a high value on the importance of safe and affordable housing, built and managed in a sustainable way, and who are champions for how such housing can improve on an already great Town like Brookline.

Date: Saturday, October 14
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Punch Bowl Brookline

At the Hilton Garden Inn
700 Brookline Ave, Brookline, MA

Entertainment • Cocktail and Business Attire

Affordable Housing Champions!

Brookline Community Development Corporation CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF affordable housing champions in OUR COMMUNITY and the need to do more. The gala will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 6:30 – 10 pm.

Brookline CDC wants to celebrate the significant contributions residents are making in solving real-world affordable housing problems, connecting communities, and improving peoples’ lives. Addressing Brookline’s housing needs is a task that extends beyond BCDC. It is a collaboration between community leaders, tenants, philanthropists, and all stakeholders who are striving to make affordable housing abundant in Brookline. The gala is our chance to say thank you and create a financial basis to do even more work.

The event will honor the award recipients for Brookline Community Development Corporation’s Achievement Award and the Brookline Community Development Corporation Housing Advocates Award.

Our 2023 Gala Champions

Danielle Mendola: Community Engagement Champion
Amy Schectman: Economic Development Champion
James Dyalchand-Ericson: Volunteer Champion

How will your donations be used?

  • Funds raised will support finding homes for the approximately 50 homeless Brookline school students and provide other affordable housing services. BCDC wants to increase establish an emergency rental assistance fund.
  • Increase access to homeownership for low and moderate-income residents of Brookline with education and a closing cost assistance program.
  • Rehabilitate and Decarbonize our existing affordable housing developments. We want to ensure that our housing is both high quality for the residents and is exemplary in environmental sustainability. We have raised over $1.5 million to support this effort.
  • Aggressively pursue opportunities to develop new affordable housing in Brookline, especially for families.
  • Advocate for policies at the local and state level that can create new opportunities for affordable housing and ensure that the voices of renters are heard as these policies are debated and considered.

Donations of more than $1000 qualify for Community Investment Tax Credits. Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) donations provide you with a 50% tax credit through the State of Massachusetts, even if you do not owe any income taxes. That means that you or your company can make $1,000 impact on the BCDC while only spending $500!

Affordable Housing Champions!

Brookline Community Development Corporation CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF affordable housing champions in OUR COMMUNITY and the need to do more. The gala will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 6:30 – 10 pm.

Brookline CDC wants to celebrate the significant contributions residents are making in solving real-world affordable housing problems, connecting communities, and improving peoples’ lives. Addressing Brookline’s housing needs is a task that extends beyond BCDC. It is a collaboration between community leaders, tenants, philanthropists, and all stakeholders who are striving to make affordable housing abundant in Brookline. The gala is our chance to say thank you and create a financial basis to do even more work.

The event will honor the award recipients for Brookline Community Development Corporation’s Achievement Award and the Brookline Community Development Corporation Housing Advocates Award.

Our 2023 Gala Champions

Danielle Mendola: Community Engagement Champion
Amy Schectman: Economic Development Champion
James Dyalchand-Ericson: Volunteer Champion
Read about our 2023 Gala Champions here!

How will your donations be used?

  • Funds raised will support finding homes for the approximately 50 homeless Brookline school students and provide other affordable housing services. BCDC wants to increase establish an emergency rental assistance fund.
  • Increase access to homeownership for low and moderate-income residents of Brookline with education and a closing cost assistance program.
  • Rehabilitate and Decarbonize our existing affordable housing developments. We want to ensure that our housing is both high quality for the residents and is exemplary in environmental sustainability. We have raised over $1.5 million to support this effort.
  • Aggressively pursue opportunities to develop new affordable housing in Brookline, especially for families.
  • Advocate for policies at the local and state level that can create new opportunities for affordable housing and ensure that the voices of renters are heard as these policies are debated and considered.

Donations of more than $1000 qualify for Community Investment Tax Credits. Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) donations provide you with a 50% tax credit through the State of Massachusetts, even if you do not owe any income taxes. That means that you or your company can make $1,000 impact on the BCDC while only spending $500!

Sponsorship Levels

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Bob Van Meter: bob@brooklinecdc.com. All contributions of $1,000 or more are eligible for the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC). Learn more about the CITC.

  1. DIAMOND Sponsor: $10,000
    Exclusive, one available: Speaking opportunity or pre-recorded video message at the Gala event. Acknowledgement on the BCDC website and Gala program.
  2. PLATINUM Sponsor: $5,000
    Company logo on print and digital materials. Acknowledgement on the BCDC website and Gala program.
  3. GOLD Sponsor: $2,500 
    Company logo at select locations within the Gala event. Acknowledgement on the BCDC website and Gala program.
  4. SILVER Sponsor: $1,500
    Acknowledgement on the BCDC website and Gala program.
  5. BRONZE Sponsor: $1,000
    Acknowledgement on the BCDC website and Gala program.