Photo of Award Ceremony © 2015 Rick Friedman

Photo of Award Ceremony © 2015 Rick Friedman

2015 Good Apple Reception

Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 8th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 19, 2015. Massachusetts Appleseed presented the 2015 “Good Apple Award” to Stephanie S. Lovell, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for her “unwavering commitment to social justice, dedication to public service, and generosity of spirit.”

Keynote speaker, Dean Richlin introduced Ms. Lovell. Martha Mazzone, presented Ms. Lovell with the Good Apple Award. Mr. Richlin is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP. Ms. Mazzone is Chair of the Board of Directors for Massachusetts Appleseed, and a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Fidelity Investments.

Sara Jane Shanahan, partner at Sherin and Lodgen, LLP, and a Massachusetts Appleseed Board Member, was master of ceremonies for the event, which was enjoyed by some 200 guests. Ms. Mazzone gave a brief report on Massachusetts Appleseed’s recent initiatives. John E. Alessi, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Massachusetts Appleseed Board Member thanked guests for attending and made concluding remarks.

Massachusetts Appleseed would like to thank all our guests whose presence and goodwill made this year’s reception a tremendous success. We thank the Boston City Singers for their wonderful performance.

We are grateful for all our sponsors. 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.