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March 26, 2020
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Award Ceremony
Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room
13th Annual Good Apple Award
On Thursday, March 26th, 2020 Massachusetts Appleseed will host its 13th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel. We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Good Apple Award will be Enrique Colbert, General Counsel of Wayfair.
The Good Apple Award is presented annually to a member of the legal or business community who exemplifies MA Appleseed’s commitment to public service, fairness, and social justice. As in past years, we expect hundreds of members of the legal community to attend and honor a leader who has demonstrated unerring dedication to standing up for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable communities.
Enrique Colbert serves as the General Counsel of Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Prior to Wayfair, Enrique was General Counsel of Aveksa, Inc., an enterprise software company in Waltham, MA that was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2013. Before Aveksa, Enrique was General Counsel of Blue Cod Technologies, an IT and business process outsourcing and software company located in Marlborough, MA. He began his legal career at the law firm Goodwin Procter in Boston and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Active in a number of civic and charitable pursuits, Enrique serves as a member of Boston Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and as Co-Chair of the Winter Walk in Boston, an annual event that aims to end homelessness in Greater Boston. Through his role as a Vice-Chair of City Year Boston’s Legal Community Breakfast and his work initiating Wayfair’s longstanding partnership with Citizen Schools, Enrique is committed to addressing inequities in education and equipping young people with the skills and guidance they need to thrive in school and beyond. Enrique similarly helped establish Wayfair’s relationship with Apprenti, an organization that works to build a pipeline for underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, and veterans to gain training, certification, and placement within the tech industry, collaborating with others to help launch the first technology-focused registered apprenticeship program in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the New Jersey Judiciary Opportunities for Building Success (“JOBS”) Committee, an initiative that assists individuals who are serving probation in New Jersey with obtaining jobs and job-building skills.
Enrique lives in West Roxbury with his wife Jessie and their three children, Flora, Ollie, and EJ.
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