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Photos: Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

Check out scenes from the February 15, 2018, event at La Casa de Pedro.


On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción welcomed local executives to an intimate cocktail event at La Casa de Pedro as part of their year-long 50th Anniversary celebration and fundraising campaign. Surrounded by long-time supporters and respected philanthropists, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado kicked off the evening with an announcement of two major financial sponsorships from Bank of America for $50,000 and Goya Foods, Inc. for $25,000.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is a leading community development corporation and dynamic community builder that empowers and engages individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs. For more than four decades, IBA has built an affordable, safe, healthy, and supportive environment for diverse residents, while developing leaders. IBA has evolved into a driving force in the South End and across the city as a leading non-profit owner and developer of affordable housing.

Photos by Dan Busler Photography

Angelica Civilus, Vice President at Bank of America; Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of IBA; Aixa Beauchamp, co-chair of IBA’s 50th Anniversary Host Committee and Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations at Goya Foods

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of IBA; Angelica Civilus, Vice President at Bank of America and Aixa Beauchamp, co-chair of IBA’s 50th Anniversary Host Committee

Welcoming attendees of IBA’s 50th Anniversary fundraiser, Owner and Executive Chef Pedro Alarcón of La Casa de Pedro vocalized the necessity of community support in helping organizations, like his business, grow and thrive

Dalines Torres of Shire; Maria Vasallo, Senior Marketing Manager at Cambridge College; Jacqui Conrad, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Public Relations at Cambridge College; Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of IBA and Jabes Rojas, Office of the Governor of Massachusetts

Lazaro Lopez, Senior Manager of Boston One Fiber at Verizon; Alberto Vasallo III, CEO/President of El Mundo Boston and Co-host/Producer of WHDH’s “Urban Update”; Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations at Goya Foods and Jabes Rojas, Office of the Governor of Massachusetts