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									Massachusetts Bay Chapter                              Contact: Amelia Aubourg, American Red Cross
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Cambridge, MA 02142
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

              RED CROSS HONORS STATE STREET CEO AND
             BOSTON WOMEN BUILD IN THE BAYOU ON MAY 7
          Massachusetts Chapter to present awards for contributions for those in need

CAMBRIDGE, MA – (April 15, 2008) -- The American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay will
hold its Annual Clara Barton Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the
Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston at 6:00 pm. Deborah C. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of the
Massachusetts Bay chapter will join mistress of ceremonies Liz Walker of CBS4 in honoring individuals
and corporations who represent the true spirit of community collaboration with “Angel Among Us”
awards.

This annual event raises support and awareness for the programs and services of the American
Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. This year the Red Cross is honoring Ronald E. Logue,
Chairman and CEO, State Street Corporation for his outstanding support for community causes
throughout Eastern Massachusetts and around the world. Also being recognized is Boston
Women Build in the Bayou, a group of 36 women who built “The Boston House”, one of several
new homes that were being constructed for musicians and other families displaced by the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This coalition was co-chaired by Massachusetts First Lady
Diane Patrick, Boston First Lady Angela Menino, Carol Fulp, Vice President, Community
Relations, John Hancock Financial Services, and Ann Marie Wilkins, Wilkins Artistic
Management Company.

“The Clara Barton Humanitarian Award honors people and efforts that exemplify the true spirit
of community, compassion, and humanitarian ideals,” said Deborah C. Jackson, Chief Executive
Officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. “We proudly honor these exceptional
humanitarians for their leadership in serving the needs of others and whose work embodies the
mission and commitment of the Red Cross.”

The Red Cross is pleased to announce that James R. Boyle, President, John Hancock Insurance
Group; Nancy L. Leaming, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of
Massachusetts Bay; and Michael Olivieri, Publisher of Boston Business Journal, are this year’s
event co-chairs.
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Sponsorships are available and tickets are $300.00 per person. For information, call 617-274-
5238 or visit www.bostonredcross.org.


About the Awardees:

Ronald E. Logue
Ronald (Ron) E. Logue, Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation, is both a business and
community leader, championing the cause of corporate philanthropy on a global scale. Through
the State Street Foundation, State Street’s philanthropic arm, in 2007 the company invested
$15.7 million into communities around the world to address such issues as poverty, literacy,
hunger and employability. Locally, Mr. Logue serves on various nonprofit boards and is an
advocate for affordable housing and the arts. He also volunteers for hands-on community service
and participated in Boston Partners in Education’s “The Big Cheese Reads” initiative in Boston
Public Schools last spring. Mr. Logue serves as a role model for corporate and civic engagement
within the international business community.

Boston Women Build In the Bayou
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, musicians Harry Connick Jr. and Branford
Marsalis, both New Orleans natives, conceived the idea of building a community for displaced
musicians. The centerpiece of the neighborhood in the Upper 9th Ward will be the Ellis Marsalis
Center for Music, a venue for music performance and education. Since the spring of last year,
volunteers from New Orleans and across the country have come to build 75 Habitat for
Humanity cottages on the 8-acre site.

In May, 2007, a group of 36 women, ranging in age from 16 to 70, traded in their briefcases and
schoolbooks for hammers and saws to head to New Orleans to help build “The Boston House,”
one of several new homes that were being constructed for musicians and other families displaced
by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Co-chaired by Diane Patrick, Angela Menino, Carol
Fulp, and Ann Marie Wilkins, the women contributed hundreds of hours over the course of
several days to the then newly-conceived “Musician’s Village,” an eight-acre parcel of land sited
in New Orleans’s Upper Ninth Ward.

Boston Women Build in the Bayou included:
Candy B. Altman
Zamawa Arenas
Carole Brennan
Julie Burns
Azia Carle
Elizabeth Cook
Cheryl M. Cronin
Margaret Drain
Aisha Francis
Erica Freeman
Donna Latson Gittens
Kalya Hamlett
Merita Hopkins

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Deborah C. Jackson
Mary J. Kakas
Mimi La Camera
Vivien Li
Ursula Liff
Melissa McDonnell
Mary Jo Meisner
Lily Mendez-Morgan
Corianne Mills
Karen Morton
Hayden Quitiquit
Charlotte Golar Richie
Susan Schechter
Sandra Sedacca
Dorothy Terrell
Jena Wiley Triggs
Meg Vaillancourt
Karen Holmes Ward
Alicia Williams


About the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
Headquartered in Cambridge, ARCMB has facilities located in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford,
Peabody, Quincy, and Waltham that serve as local sites for community programs, volunteer recruitment,
and disaster preparedness and response. ARCMB is also the Regional Chapter for Eastern Massachusetts
with responsibility for oversight of three additional chapters serving Cape Cod and the Islands, Northeast
Massachusetts, and the Merrimack Valley. In its capacity as the Regional Chapter for Eastern
Massachusetts, ARCMB oversees services to 190 cities and towns with a population of over 4.4 million
people.

								
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