2013 Good Apple Reception

2013 Good Apple recipient Susan Alexander.

2013 Good Apple recipient Susan Alexander.

Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 6th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 21, 2013. During the reception, Massachusetts Appleseed presented the “Good Apple Award” to Susan Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Biogen Idec, for her unwavering commitment to social justice, dedication to public service, and generosity of spirit.

Dr. George Scangos introduced Ms. Alexander and a video presentation of her many accomplishments. Dr. Scangos and Carolyn Crowley presented Ms. Alexander with the Good Apple Award. Dr. Scangos is the Chief Executive Officer of Biogen Idec. Ms. Crowley is the event chair and member of the Board of Directors for Massachusetts Appleseed, and Senior Vice President, Private Banking Group at Eastern Bank.

Nancy J. Sterling, Senior Vice President at ML Strategies / Mintz Levin and a Massachusetts Appleseed Board Member, was master of ceremonies for the event, which was enjoyed by over 250 guests. Justin Wolosz, a partner at Ropes & Gray and Massachusetts Appleseed Board Member, reported on the Center’s recent project successes. Christine M. Netski, a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC and a Vice-Chair of Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors, thanked guests for attending and made concluding remarks.

Massachusetts Appleseed would like to thank all of those who attended and made this year’s reception an enormous success. We thank the Project STEP musicians for a tremendous violin performance. We also thank all of our sponsors, in particular Biogen Idec, the event’s underwriter. Their generosity and strong support enables Massachusetts Appleseed to further its mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues.