Author, academic, and parenting expert Dr. Richard Weissbourd will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation for MetroWest’s Spring Inspiration Breakfast taking place at the Wellesley Country Club on Thursday, May 4, beginning at 9am. This public event celebrates the benefits (and explores the challenges of) engaging children with community philanthropy.
Weissbourd’s work dovetails with this theme, as his studies focus on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood. The senior lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education also co-directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising while providing strategies to schools and parents for promoting caring, a commitment to justice, and other key moral and social capacities in children. His most recent book is titled The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development.
For 20 years, the Foundation has worked closely with local youth, educating them about the importance of giving back to their community through the Youth in Philanthropy program. Currently, the Foundation offers twelve programs throughout the MetroWest region. Since inception, over 1,100 students have participated awarding $1 million to local youth-serving nonprofits.
Lend your support to the breakfast through sponsorship by contacting Lee Gagen at [email protected] Individual tickets will go on sale in early March. To learn more about the event, visit foundationformetrowest.org or call 508.647.2260.
The Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. The Foundation promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhances the quality of life for all of our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $14 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $18 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.