The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation is to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into our community through programs that directly benefit children in need. To do this, the Foundation applies a team mentality – much like that of the 17-time world championship Celtics – and relies on key partnerships with New England-based non-profit organizations that provide vital services and support to youth.
The Foundation currently partners with Berklee City Music Network, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston Children’s Hospital, Citi of Performing Arts, Horizons for Homeless Children, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Perkins School for the Blind, Positive Coaching Alliance and The3PointFoundation. By providing resources, support and funding these and other local community-based organizations are able to increase our collective impact in the community and serve thousands of in need youth every year.
- Berklee City Music Network
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Citi Performing Arts Center
- Horizons for Homeless Children
- Perkins School for the Blind
- Positive Coaching Alliance
The work of the Shamrock Foundation is aided by the following key corporate supporters:
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Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
226 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Season Ticket Holder Donation Program
The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has teamed up with its focus partners (Boston Children's Hospital, Horizons for Homeless Children, MSPCC, and the Perkins School for the Blind) and the Mass Mentoring Partnership, to give children an experience that they won't forget. During the 2007-2008 season, Season Ticket Holders can donate any preseason or regular season tickets to the BCSF. Ticket donations will give children a chance to experience a game this upcoming season.
Mass Mentoring Partnership
The Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is the only statewide organization solely dedicated to bringing mentoring to scale in Massachusetts. Their vision is "that all young people are connected to caring adult mentors who will listen to them, stand by them, and guide them." MMP has a rich history of catalytic involvement in the start-up and sustainability of high-quality mentoring programs; the execution of high-visibility mentor recruitment campaigns; and the attraction of increased public and private resources to the local mentoring movement. The MMP has over 135 programs within the state of Massachusetts.
Shamrock Foundation Focus Partners
Boys and Girls Club of Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) helps young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, life-enhancing programs. BGCB serves approximately 14,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, in 10 Clubs in Boston and Chelsea, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core program areas: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology.
Boys and Girls Club Night - Feb. 1, 2013
Check Presenter: Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Co-Owner and Shamrock Foundation President, and Sandra Edgerley from the Boston Celtics Ownership Group.
Check Recipient: Jerry Steimel, Executive Vice President of Operations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.
Berklee City Music Network - Connecting Kids With Their Future
Berklee City Music is a nonprofit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved 4th to 12th graders all across the country. Students dedicate themselves to building their musical talent, their self-confidence and, in the long run, the strength of their community. The Berklee City Music Network connects Berklee City Music in Boston with like-minded music programs all over the country - including Washington, D.C, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Seattle. The goal of the network is to provide kids with every opportunity to see their musical potential. With year-round instruction, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, students are set up for success. Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee resources, facilities, and scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement to ensure that kids get the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and confident, well-rounded individuals ready to shape their world.
Berklee City Music Network - April 4, 2012
Check Presenter: Boston Celtics Board of Directors member, John Connaughton.
Check Recipient: Berklee City Music Executive Director, J. Curtis Warner, Jr., the Dean of Berklee City Music, Dr. Krystal Prime Banfield, Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music.
Perkins School for the BlindPerkins School for the Blind is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.
True to its mission, Perkins School for the Blind continues to provide its students with the tools and knowledge to chart a course toward each individual's maximum level of independence.
Perkins School for the Blind Night - Jan. 23, 2012
Check Presenter (left): Wyc Grousbeck, Managing Partner, Governor and CEO of the Boston Celtics.
Check Recipient (right): Steven Rothstein, President of Perkins School for the Blind.
Boston Children's HospitalBoston Children's Hospital is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, offering a complete range of health services for patients from birth through age 21. It is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its cutting edge discoveries benefit both children and adults. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation sponsors Champions for Children's, the hospital's annual fundraising dinner and auction.
PCA - Feb. 9, 2012
Check Presenter: Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Managing Partner & Shamrock Foundation President.
Check Recipient: Sandy Fenwick, Boston Children's Hospital President & COO.
Horizons for Homeless ChildrenThe mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation was an integral part of the Horizons for Homeless Children's annual spring gala.
Horizons for Homeless - March 12, 2014
Check Presenter: Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Managing Partner & Shamrock Foundation President
Check Recipient: Dianne Luby, President & CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) is a private, non-profit society dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families. For 126 years, MSPCC has been a champion providing programs and advocating for public policies that protect children and support families. MSPCC offers a wide range of direct services, from child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention programs to clinical treatment throughout 25 locations across the Commonwealth. MSPCC's extended network touches the lives of 100,000 children and families annually.
MSPCC - Feb. 10, 2013
Check Presenter (left): Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Co-Owner and Shamrock Foundation President.
Check Recipient: Mary McGeown, President and CEO of MSPCC.
Shamrock Foundation Community Partners
Citi Performing Arts Center
Citi Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is dedicated to providing broad-based, popular entertainment and arts education programming. As a non-profit institution, CPAC is committed to â€œkeeping life colorfulâ€ by inspiring a greater appreciation for the arts through educational outreach, public programming, and community partnerships. Our programs, many free-of-cost, provide enhanced opportunities for youth, adults, families, schools and community organizations to share and experience the power of the arts in their lives.
Citi Performing Arts Center Night – November 28, 2012
Check Presenter: Steve Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Co-Owner and Shamrock Foundation President.
Check Recipient: Joe Spaulding, President and CEO of Citi Performing Art Center.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance's (PCA) mission is to provide every youth athlete with a positive, character-building experience with sports. PCA's work helps youth sports leaders, coaches and parents use the sports experience to create â€œmajor league peopleâ€ who will be successful and contributing members of society. PCA has a particular emphasis on ensuring youth from under-served communities receive the benefit of the best possible coaching and provide many of our services free of charge to those in need.
PCA - Feb. 7, 2012
Check Presenter: Bob Epstein, Boston Celtics Co-Owner & Managing Partner.
Check Recipient: Andy Crossley the Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance Boston.
The3PointFoundation’s mission is to teach, mentor and inspire under-served boys to reach their full potential. We use the lessons learned in basketball to strongly encourage all of our student athletes to graduate from college and to develop the qualities of character that will lead to success in school and life.
The3PointFoundation Night - Nov. 28, 2014
Check Presenter: Cindy Brennan, Shamrock Foundation Director
Check Recipient: Andrew Mirken, The3PointFoundation Chief Operating Officer