be_ixf;ym_202002 d_22; ct_50

Sandra Lopez Burke Selected to GK100, celebrating Boston’s most influential people of color

Sandra Lopez Burke, City Year Boston’s Vice President and Executive Director, has been selected to the GK100, celebrating Boston’s Most Influential People of Color. The esteemed recognition from Get Konnected!, the Boston Foundation, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recognizes Sandra’s leadership and impact in the Boston community for more than a decade, and her peers include Boston’s top corporate and civic leaders.

We were pleased to see so many members from City Year Boston’s corporate champions and community partners selected as well, including National Grid, State Street, Santander, Liberty Mutual, Staples and the Boston Public Schools.

The event toasted Get Konnected!’s 10 year anniversary, as well as the second edition of the GK100 list, and the GK10, highlighting Boston’s most game-changing equity ideas. Impact Managers Leo Morris and Courtney Lynn-Dailey accepted the award on Sandra’s behalf and heard from a fireside chat featuring Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Bob Rivers, Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank; Bennie Wiley, President, The Wiley Group; President Emerita, The Partnership; Betty Francisco, Founder & CEO, Reimagine Play; Co-Founder, Latina Circle; and Shirley Leung, Business Columnist, The Boston Globe. Get Konnected! founder Colette Phillips, Karen Holmes Ward from WCVB, Paul Grogan from the Boston Foundation, and Jim Rooney from the Chamber also commended the recipients and the ongoing work to spotlight Boston’s diverse leadership.

View the full GK100 and GK10 lists on Get Konnected!

Related stories

News

More than 200 volunteers filled the halls of Excel High School in South Boston to paint murals, office spaces, lounges,...

Read more about More than 200 volunteers spruce up high school in South Boston in honor of MLK [7 News]
Press Release

250 AmeriCorps members will serve in Boston Public Schools to help local students stay on track to graduate high school and prepare for college and career success. 

Read more about Young Leaders to Provide a Year of National Service with City Year to Help Students Succeed in School
Press Release

The celebration of volunteerism and service highlights the strength of Comcast NBCUniversal and City Year's year-round partnership

Read more about City Year joins Comcast NBCUniversal to bring 18th annual Comcast Cares Day to life
News

City Year has been driven by ideals since its founding 30 years ago by Harvard Law School graduates Michael Brown...

Read more about City Year's focus on education made a difference for these people [The Boston Globe]
National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • AT&T logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Pepsico logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Aramark logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
  • Santander logo