Thanks to you

On June 22, 2023, we came together for our 9th annual ACE Networking Event, raising $636,500 to support ACE Mentor Program’s critical mission. We are grateful to Secretary of Labor Lauren Jones for her kind remarks and her recognition that students need mentors to figure out how to join our professions.  Thank you to Boylston Properties for being our presenting sponsor again, and for providing the fuel to allow ACE to grow. Your leadership has brought so many other firms into our orbit.


$636,500 raised to accelerate ACE Mentor’s growth.

400 attendees

Well, 399 to be exact. You came, you networked, and your made it fun to do good.

168 sponsors

One hundred and sixty-eight sponsor firms came together to bring A/E/C opportunities to our students.

1 Mission

Our lodestar, our fixed point we move toward, is to bring more young people into carees in architecture, engineering, design, and CM, for a brighter future for our industry.


Thank you to our sponsors






Join us

June 22, 2023 6-9 PM

Artists for Humanity Epicenter

ACE’s annual Networking Event will be at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter at 100 West Second St, Boston, MA 02127.

Directions: The closest T stop is Broadway (red line), and there is parking available at the Channel Center Garage (accessed on W. 1st St.). The address of the garage is 116 W First St, Boston, MA 02127.

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Thanks to our sponsors and donors, the 2022 ACE Networking Event raised more than $540,000 to support our mission and our scholarship fund. Your support means that more students than ever will have the opportunities that ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston offers. 
  • TY to our Presenting Sponsor Boylston Properties
  • TY to our Dream Sponsors that donated $15,000: PIDC and Plumb House
  • TY Program Sponsors who donated $10,000: Cambridge Savings Bank, Moriarty, ARUP, PCA Design, Erland, Consigli, SGH, WL French Excavating, and Timberline
  • TY to our Dinner Sponsor Pinnacle Construction Services
    Thank you to Pinnacle Construction Services for donating $10,000 to support ACE!
  • TY to our Games Sponsor: Turner Construction
    Thank you to Turner Construction for donating $10,000 to support ACE.
  • TY to Gilbane for donating $10,000
    Thank you to our Bar Sponsor, Gilbane, who donated $10,000 to support ACE.
  • TY to our Scholarship Sponsors who donated $7,500: Sunrise Erectors, Accutemp, National Development & Cranshaw
    TY to our Scholarship Sponsors who donated $7,500: Sunrise Erectors, Accutemp, National Development & Cranshaw
  • Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors $5k: Aldon Electric, Atlantic Management Corp, Ayers Saint Gross, CBRE, Clayton & Julianne Rose, Columbia Construction, D.A. Bosworth Companies, DPR Construction, Exposure Lighting, Frederic Wittmann,Group One Partners, Harold Brothers Mechanical, Jared Chase, Jones Lang Lasalle, NECM, New England Finish Systems, Outdoor Perspectives, Perkins and Will, PH Mechanical Corp, Robert Kustel, Select Demo, Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Siena Construction, SMMA, The Architectural Team, Thomas and Donna May, Tightline, UTS of Massachusetts
  • Thank you to SMMA for donating $5,000 to ACE
  • Thank you to DPR Construction for donating $5,000 to ACE
  • Thank you to EB Metal for donating $3,500 to ACE
  • Thank you to our welcome sponsors for donating $3,000-$4,000 to ACE: Cushman & Wakefield, General Insulation, Margulies Perruzzi, & TRIA
  • Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Anthony Friscia, ARX Urban, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Berkeley Building Co, Boathouse, Boston Properties, Boston Urban Partners, Bowdoin, Bozzuto Management Co, Brick Inc., Business Interiors Floor Covering, Commodore Builders, Corporate Mechanical, Donald Perrin, Eolian Energy, George Riedel, HDS Architecture, Hemenway & Barnes LLP, IBI Group, J Derenzo, John Boyle, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., Leahy Landscaping, M. DiSandro & Sons Masonry, Inc., Marshall Roofing and Sheet Metal Co Inc, McPhail Associates, Peter & Kathy Joseph, Pilgrim Parking, Pimentel Construction Co. Inc., PR Restaurants, LLC, Relco, S&F Concrete, Sea-Dar Construction, Shawmut, Sheehans Office Interiors, Stantec, Structure Tone, Sullivan and McLaughlin Companies, The Wilder Companies, Vanderweil, Velney Development, Waypoint KLA, Xquisite Landscaping
  • Thank you to our silver sponsors for donating $1,000-$1,999 to ACE: 52x Consulting, Bald Hill Builders, BLW Engineers, Control Technologies, Corderman Construction, Cornerstone Design Build, Currie Project Management, D.R. Howard, Dimeo Construction Company, Ducts Inc., Ellis Fire Protection, Feldman Geospatial, Helco Electric, ICO Energy and Engineering, Inc., J. Calnan, Jacobs, JL Marshall & Sons, John A. Penney Co., Inc., LC Anderson HVACR, M.L. McDonald Sales Company, LLC, RJ Donovan group, SCB, Star Sales, Sterling Construction, STV, Suffolk/Millenium Partners, Venture Forward LLC, W.T. Kenney Co., Inc. " Walter A Furman Co.
  • Thank you to our supporters, who donated $500-999 to ACE: Anonymous (3), AmConCorp, Columbus and Over Group, Daniel Demarco & Assoc, Elyse Ayoung, Ian Doherty, Integrated Interiors, Jim Luchars, KONE, Melissa Samaroo, RW Sullivan Engineering, Sleeping Dog Properties, SOEP, Tsoi Kobus Design, Vanasse & Associates, Wallboard Supply, WB Engineers
  • Thank you to our Just in Time Sponsors, who are named in the appropriate giving level, but whose logos are displayed here: Cushman & Wakefield, RW Sullivan Engineering, KONE, Venture Forward LLC, Sterling Construction, RJ Donovan Group, M.L. McDonald Sales Company, LLC, LC Anderson HVACR, Jacobs, ICO Energy and Engineering, Inc., Ducts Inc., Control Technologies, Robert Kustel, Jared Chase, Frederic Wittmann, Structure Tone, John Spooner, Eolian Energy, Donald Perrin, Brian McNeil, ARX Urban

ACE is a platinum status charity on Candid/Guidestar.

Governor Charlie Baker and ACE alumna Yordy Tesfaye


Raised at the event


Students of color


Scholarships awarded since 2007



Boylston Properties logo

Boylston Properties presents the 8th Annual ACE Networking Event

We look forward to seeing you in-person at Artists for Humanity in South Boston.

The closest T stop is Broadway (red line), and there is pay parking available at the Channel Center Garage (accessed on W. 1st St.). The address of the garage is 116 W First St, Boston, MA 02127.

We recommend wearing a high-quality mask to the event.

Visit the event page to sponsor or buy tickets, here:

Image of representatives of ACE Mentor Program accepting a check for $35,000 from National Gypsum, in front of the Portsmouth #GoldBondProducts plant.

Giving Tuesday 2021

Board President Tom Aldrich of DPR Construction and Board Member Ray Houle of New England Finish join our ED Jen Fries to accept the generous National Gypsum donation.

On November 30, 2021, Giving Tuesday, National Gypsum made an amazing $35,000 donation to the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, on the recommendation of the Portsmouth Gold Bond plant. A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially Ray Houle of New England Finish, who insists on using Gold Bond products in his builds, and to Tony Visconti and James Bennett of National Gypsum. We are so grateful for your support, and we loved the tour, where we saw the product being engineered and manufactured. Wow! #givingtuesday2021 #NationalGypsum #goldbondbuildingproducts #acementor #acementorboston #mentoringmatters

Our strategic plan

Adopted April 2021


In April 2021, the Board of Directors of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston adopted a strategic plan with four major goals:

1. Fundraising: Increase fundraising for scholarships by 10% annually, while also diversifying fundraising for program operations.

2. Sustainable growth: Increase the number of students served by 10% annually. Increase mentor recruitment proportionally.

3. Alumni engagement: Re-engage alumni as mentors and on ACE committees and the Board. Offer opportunities to ACE alumni to advance their careers. 

4. Board and program diversity: Increase the racial diversity of our board and mentor pool. Increase the gender diversity of our board. Build partnerships with other organizations serving BIPOC people around shared goals.



Graphic illustrating four goals of ACE's strategic plan: 1) diversify fundraising, 2) sustainable growth of 10% per year in students served and mentors, 3) create an alumni program, 4) diversify our board and mentor pool.