2010 Good Apple Award recipient Paul T. Dacier.

Prof. Friedman (r) presents Mr. Dacier (l) with the Good Apple Award. Photograph by Rick Friedman

Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 3rd annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 18, 2010.

During the Reception, Massachusetts Appleseed presented the “Good Apple Award” to Paul T. Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corporation, for his unwavering commitment to public service, fairness and social justice.

David Strohm introduced Mr. Dacier. Mr. Strohm and Lawrence Friedman presented Mr. Dacier with the Good Apple Award. Mr. Strohm is a Partner at Greylock Partners and Lead Director of EMC Corporation. Professor Friedman is President of the Board of Directors for Massachusetts Appleseed and teaches federal and state Constitutional Law and Privacy Law at New England Law | Boston.

Joan Meschino, Executive Director for Massachusetts Appleseed, was master of ceremonies for the event, which was enjoyed by over 200 guests and exceeded its original fundraising goal. The brief speaking program began with songs sung by the talented children’s choir from the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy. Board President, Lawrence Friedman, welcomed guests and congratulated Mr. Dacier on behalf of the Massachusetts Appleseed Board of Directors.

Massachusetts Appleseed would like to thank all of those who attended and made this year’s reception an enormous success. We thank the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy for a charming performance. We thank all our sponsors whose generosity and strong support enables Massachusetts Appleseed to further its mission to effectuate systemic change on behalf of underserved populations.