Date(s) - 10/30/2014
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
BUILD Boston (www.build.org/boston), a not-for-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to equip Boston youth for high school and college success, will honor Tim Ferriss, bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, at its 4th annual gala, “BUILDFest.” The event, with Senator Ed Markey as Honorary Event Chair, will be held on Thursday, October 30, at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston.
At the event, BUILD will be honoring Ferriss with its annual BUILDer Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In addition to his three bestselling books, Ferriss is known for his award-winning blog, his work as an angel investor and advisor (Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote), and his philanthropic work in education reform. In addition to supporting BUILD, he works with several other education nonprofits, including DonorsChoose.org, QuestBridge, and Room to Read. The day of the event, Ferriss will be visiting one of BUILD’s ninth grade classes at a Boston high school.
Also being honored at the event are John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston, and Steve DiFillippo, CEO of Davio’s Restaurant Group.
One of the features that distinguishes BUILDFest from other galas is the Student Business Expo, where BUILD students showcase their businesses and sell products. In the past four years, BUILD students have launched more than 40 unique businesses. The expo, along with students as emcees and speakers during the dinner program, impresses upon guests that, at BUILD, it’s all about the students.
Proceeds from the gala will support BUILD’s mission to make college accessible to youth in Boston Public Schools where the graduation rates are sometimes below 50%. “BUILD is so grateful to our donors, sponsors and supporters, whose generosity enables us to help Boston high school youth graduate and go on to success in college,” says Ayele Shakur, Regional Executive Director
Gala tickets are $250. In addition, there are 40 premium tickets available for $500 that include an intimate cocktail reception with Tim Ferriss before the gala. For tickets or more information, visit www.build.org/boston.
About BUILD: Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success. Founded in California in 1999, BUILD launched its Boston site in 2011 and is working with more than 200 students in four high schools, in Dorchester, Charlestown and Brighton.