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Jack Connors, Jr.

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Annual Dinner

Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 5:30PM

Jack Connors, Jr., our 2018 honoree for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Award for Inspired Leadership, is a founding partner of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc., a full-service marketing communications company. Under his leadership, Hill, Holliday evolved from a oneroom shop, founded in 1968, to one of the top 20 advertising firms in the United States.

Early in his career, Jack became interested and active in the philanthropic life of the city of Boston, serving on boards and leading civic campaigns. In fact, throughout Greater Boston, he is known for these efforts as well as for his business acumen. Boston Magazine named Jack one of the most powerful people in Boston, and he’s been a major force behind initiatives such as The Campaign for Catholic Schools and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

As an articulate advocate for Boston’s world-class hospitals, Jack served as chairman of the board of directors of Partners HealthCare System for 16 years and became chairman emeritus in July 2012. He has served on the Boston College board of trustees for over 30 years and was chair of that board for two terms. Jack is a member of the board of directors of Partners-In-Health, the HomeBase Program, Beyond Conflict, the Board of Fellows at Harvard Medical School, and board of dean’s advisors for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Camp Harbor View is arguably the charity that is closest to Jack’s heart. When the late Mayor Thomas Menino asked for his help in identifying a solution for the problem of unattended children and teens experiencing boredom and violence during the summer months, Jack proposed that he raise enough money to build a summer camp on Long Island in Boston Harbor, and Camp Harbor View was born.

Born in Boston, Jack is a graduate of Boston College and resides in Brookline, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Eileen, have four children and thirteen grandchildren.

Sponsorship and Tickets

Sponsorship and Tickets to come!

Sponsorship Levels

Gold – $50,000

  • One premier table for 12
  • Invitation to Gold Sponsor reception
  • Special recognition during the event, on website, and other select print and digital materials
  • Listing in the Institute annual report

Silver – $25,000

  • One table for 10
  • Special recognition during the event, on website, and other select print and digital materials
  • Listing in the Institute annual report

Bronze – $10,000 (Limited Availability)

  • One table for 10
  • Sponsor name recognition in event print and digital materials
  • Listing in the Institute annual report

Individual – $1,000

  • One ticket to the Annual Dinner
  • Name recognition in event print and digital materials
  • Listing in the Institute annual report

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