(Boston, MA) — $131,000 in community grants and $15,000 in academic scholarships were presented to 27 Boston nonprofits and six Massachusetts hospitality students at an awards luncheon on Thursday, May 28, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
The awards were distributed from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s Community Partnership and Hospitality Scholarship Fund, a program funded by the New England International Auto Show, the Boston RV & Camping Expo and the New England Boat Show, all held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Some of the beneficiary organizations included Action for Boston Community Development, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Build – Greater Boston, Doc Wayne Youth Services, Family Aid Boston, Friendship Works, Jumpstart for Young Children and Write Boston.
“Since its inception in 2001, Paragon Group has donated a portion of the revenue generated from the ticket sales and floor space of our Boston shows to various non-profits throughout the city of Boston” explained Garry Edgar, President. “We value the opportunity to produce an event that allows us to give back to the community while bringing some fun into it as well, and look forward to continuing this partnership with the MCCA and city of Boston for many years to come.”