One of my favorite moments from the past year was this fall’s employee recognition event, where staff had the opportunity to directly connect with and support our community organizations. We offered fall-themed treats to employees across the Brigham, who helped pay our thanks forward by casting their vote for one of three local, non-profit organizations to receive a $10,000 charitable donation from the Brigham in appreciation of their partnership. We were thrilled to select the Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI), an organization dedicated to supporting recent immigrants’ integration into the United States’ social and economic systems. We were also glad to provide $5,000 contributions to the runners-up, City Life/Vida Urbana and Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition. Regardless of the organizations chosen, I hope that this event strengthened our connections to the communities we serve. 

Bernard Jones, EdM
Vice President, Value-Based Care, Public Policy and Administrative Operations