E. Rogerson Award for Community Service
The Charles E. Rogerson Award was established in 2000 in honor of Rogerson
Community's namesake, board president from 1904-1919 and founder of what
is now known as The Boston Foundation.
Award Winners: The annual award, given to those who
demonstrate outstanding efforts to build strong, healthy communities,
is presented at Rogerson's Welcome Home! event, traditionally scheduled
in the fall.
Learn more about past winners of the award below
2007 |2006 | 2005
| 2004 | 2003
| 2002 | 2001
| 2000 | 1999
Marian L. Heard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oxen
Hill Partners and former President and Chief Executive
Officer of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and United Ways of New England.
Marian L. Heard
Marian Heard is renowned both locally and nationally. She served as
President and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay for over 12
years. In 1997 she accepted an appointment to serve as Chief Executive
Officer of the Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Summit for
America’s Future, an event with participation by all living Presidents
led by the effort of former President Clinton and Bush and chaired
by General Colin Powell. It was the largest gathering for a domestic
issue in the country’s history.
In addition, Marian Heard is the founding President and CEO of the
Points of Light Foundation which addressed President George H. Bush’s
call for social volunteerism nationwide. She continues as a board member
and served two terms as National Board Chair.
Ron Logue, Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation
Ronald E. Logue
Ronald E. Logue is chairman and chief executive officer of State
Street Corporation. He joined the company in 1990 as senior vice
president and head of the investment servicing for U.S. mutual funds.
He was named chief operating officer in 2000 and president in 2001.
As president and chief operating officer, he was responsible for
overseeing State Street's investment servicing, securities finance
and investment research and trading activities, as well as information
technology. During his presidency, Mr. Logue led the highly successful
integration of the Deutsche Bank's Global Securities Services business,
acquired in January 2003.
Ron Logue serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, a nonprofit,
low-income housing organization. Mr. Logue has served as chairman of
the board of directors of State Street Bank Europe Limited and State
Street Cayman Trust Company, Ltd.
Mary J. Kakas, President Emeritus and CEO of Edward F. Kakas & Sons and
Rogerson Communities Board Member
Mary J. Kakas
Mary Kakas is President Emeritus and CEO of Edward F. Kakas & Sons,
a family-owned business founded in 1858 in Boston. She is a dedicated
community service volunteer and mentor who encourages others to pursue
As a member of the Rogerson Board of Directors, Mary spearheaded
one of the organization's most successful fundraising efforts. She
also devotes much of her time to serving as Vice President of the
She works hand-in-hand with numerous organizations dedicated to
health care including the Crohn's
& Colitis Foundation, the Friends
of the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary and the Boston
Medical Center Foundation. Mary also strives to provide opportunities
for women and children through her involvement with the Epiphany
School in Dorchester, which provides free private education to
inner-city children; the Kids Clothes Club; the Police Activities
League; Rosie's Place; Tenacity, which provides tennis lessons to
inner-city children; and the Women's Educational and Industrial Union.
She encourages community and economic growth by actively working
with the Friends of Copley Square; New England Women's Business Owners
Organization; Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc; Volunteers
of America; and the Asian American Foundation.
Rev. Drs. Ray & Gloria Hammond, community leaders and founders of the
Methodist Episcopal Church
REV. DR. RAY HAMMOND, M.D., M.A.
Pastor Ray Hammond is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical
School. He completed his surgical residency at the New England Deaconess
Hospital (Boston, MA) and joined the Emergency Medicine staff at the
Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, MA).
Pastor Hammond accepted the call to the preaching ministry in 1976
and completed his Master of Arts degree in the Study of Religion (Christian
and Medical Ethics) at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
in 1982. In 1988 he was called to be the founder and pastor of Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston.
Pastor Hammond is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Ten
Point Coalition—an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay
leaders working to mobilize the greater Boston community around issues
affecting black youth; Executive Director, Bethel's Generation Excel
program; Chairman, The
Boston Foundation; Vice President for Membership, Boy
Scouts Minuteman Council (Boston, MA); Executive Committee Member,
Alliance; trustee of Catholic
Charities of Boston, the
United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the Yawkey
Foundation, and other religious, community, academic and policy
organizations. He is also a Director for the Boston
Globe and Citizens
Bank of MA. He continues to work in local and district youth activities
in the AME Church.
REV. DR. GLORIA ELAINE WHITE-HAMMOND,
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. is Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church
in Boston and a pediatrician at the South
End Community Health Center. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts
degree in biology from Boston University, a Doctorate of Medicine from
Tufts Medical School and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity
Rev. Gloria is the founder of and consultant to the church-based creative
writing/mentoring ministry called "Do The Write Thing" for high-risk
black adolescent females. The project, which began in 1994 with four
girls, now serves over 550 young women through small groups in two Boston
public schools, two juvenile detention facilities in Boston and on site
at Bethel AME Church. Gloria is past co-chair of the Faith in Action
Committee of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. She currently serves
on the Women's Health Leadership Forum of Brigham
and Women's Hospital, the Board of Visitors for the Women's
Educational and Industrial Union, as well as the boards of the American
Anti-Slavery Group, Christian
Solidarity International and the Winsor
Dr. White-Hammond has worked as a medical missionary in several African
countries including South Africa, Cote D'Ivoire and Botswana. In 2001
she traveled to southern Sudan where she was involved in obtaining the
freedom of 10,000 women and children who were enslaved during the two
decades long civil war. In 2002 she founded My Sister's Keeper, a human
rights group organized to support women of southern Sudan in their efforts
toward the reconciliation and reconstruction of their communities.
Nader Darehshori, Chairman and CEO of Cambium
Learning and retired President & CEO of Houghton Mifflin Company
Nader F. Darehshori
Nader F. Darehshori is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cambium
Learning, an education company delivering research and evidence-based
outcomes for students at risk for academic failure.
Mr. Darehshori is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for
the leading educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Company, where he
began his career in 1966, as a sales representative. In April of 1990,
Mr. Darehshori was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the
company, and became President in 1991. Prior to his experience at Houghton
Mifflin, he was an elementary school teacher in Iran.
An active member of the community, Mr. Darehshori serves as a director
and member of the Executive Compensation Committee for the State Street
Bank and Trust Company and State
Street Corporation. He is also Director and member of the Audit
Committee for Aviva
USA Corporation. Mr. Darehshori is a trustee of Wellesley
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is a member of the
Board of the Boston Public Library Foundation and the Boston
Business Roundtable. He is also Director of the Tanenbaum
Center for Interreligious Understanding. Mr. Darehshori received
a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 and
an honorary degree of Doctor of Commercial Science from Suffolk University
Thomas J. Hollister, currently Vice Chairman, Midwest Banking for Citizens
Bank and former President and CEO of Citizens
Bank of Massachusetts
Thomas J. Hollister joined Citizens Bank of Massachusetts in October
1998, bringing 20 years of banking experience and a commitment to customer
service to the state's second largest commercial bank. Hollister began
his banking career at Bank of Boston in 1979. Throughout his tenure
there, he held significant roles in commercial banking, retail banking,
and real estate. At the time of his move to Citizens, Mr. Hollister
was Executive Vice President of Consumer and Small Business Banking.
Mr. Hollister holds a BA degree from Amherst College and an MBA from
Boston University. He is Chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
He is a member of the boards of directors of
Savings Bank Life Insurance of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts
Housing Investment Corporation. He is a member of the Governor's
Economic Development Council, a member of the Massachusetts
Historical Society and a trustee of The
Church Home Society, Wheaton
College, where he serves on the Executive Committee.
Mr. Hollister has received awards on behalf of his work from the Massachusetts
Association of Community Development Corporations, Habitat
for Humanity, the New
England Center for Children, and the Small
Business Administration. Mr. Hollister has also been very active
chairing numerous fund-raising efforts for not-for-profit organizations
in the state.
David A. Spina, former Chairman and CEO of State
David A. Spina
David A. Spina is former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State
Street Corporation. He originally joined the corporation in 1969 and
held a variety of positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and Vice
Chairman. He was elected to President in 1995, CEO in May 2000, and
Chairman in January 2001.
Mr. Spina is active in state and community organizations, including
Taxpayers Foundation, the United
Way of Massachusetts Bay, Jobs for Massachusetts, and the Pioneer
Institute for Public Policy Research. He also is involved in the
Services Forum, The
Private Industry Council and the private sector component of the
Boston Mayor's Summer Jobs Campaign. Additionally, he has been active
in the New England
College of Finance, the Advisory Board for the Corporate Board Resource
Committee of The
Boston Club, a Corporator of the Dana
Hall School, and Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts
Housing Investment Corporation. Mr. Spina is a former Director of
the Metropolitan Boston
Housing Partnership and is a member of The Commercial Club of Boston.
Mr. Spina holds a B.S. degree from the College of the Holy Cross and
an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University. He was an officer in the United
States Navy from 1964 to 1969, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam.
William O. Taylor, former publisher of The
William O. Taylor
William O. Taylor is Chairman Emeritus of the Globe Newspaper Company,
which publishes The Boston Globe.
A 1954 graduate of Harvard University with a B.A., Mr. Taylor was
also educated at The Dexter School in Brookline, Massachusetts and St.
Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He has received honorary degrees
from Northeastern University (Doctor of Journalism); University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth (Doctor of Humane Letters); and Bentley College (Doctor of
Humane Letters), and University of Massachusetts (Boston).
In community activities, Mr. Taylor is a Trustee of the Boston
Public Library; Trustee of the Boston
Public Library Foundation; Director of Harvard
Magazine; Director of International
Center for Journalists; Vice Chairman of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston; Trustee of the International
Crisis Group and Chairman Emeritus of The
Freedom Trail Foundation.
Thomas M. Menino, mayor of the City
Thomas M. Menino is serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Boston.
The first Italian-American Mayor of Boston, he was elected to his first
term on November 2, 1993, winning 64 percent of the vote and 18 of the
city's 22 wards. Mayor Menino was re-elected to a second term without
opposition in 1997 and won a third term in a landslide victory in November
2001. Prior to his election in 1993, he previously served four months
as Acting Mayor and nine years as a District City Councilor from Boston's
Hyde Park neighborhood.
A lifelong resident of Hyde Park, Mayor Menino is a graduate of St.
Thomas Aquinas High School. In 1963, Mayor Menino earned an associate's
degree in business management and advertising and sales from Chamberlayne
Junior College. In 1988, he earned a degree in community planning from
the University of Massachusetts. Mayor Menino and his wife, the former
Angela Faletra, have two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr., and six grandchildren.
As President of the United States Conference of Mayors from 2002-2003,
Mayor Menino championed homeland security and housing availability.
He was an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation from
1988 to 1997.