MBA joins effort to raise $1M for Pine Street Inn

Issue January 2014

The Massachusetts Bar Association made a sizeable donation last month in support of the Boston Lawyers House Project at Boston's Pine Street Inn. Massachusetts Bar Association member Patrick T. Jones is leading the effort to raise $1 million from the Boston legal community for this special housing initiative, which represents a tangible commitment by the legal community to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our communities.

The Boston Lawyers House Project has already raised more than $700,000 to fund the acquisition and renovation of a building to house long-term homeless men and women. MBA President Douglas K. Sheff sent out a message in December asking members to consider joining this critical effort.

"If just 250 of our members commit $1,000 (over one to two years) to the Boston Lawyers House Project, we will reach our goal," Sheff said.

Gifts of any size are appreciated, and all participating attorneys or firms will be publicly recognized. Gifts can be made online through a secure donation portal at, or mailed (check payable to the Pine Street Inn) to: Alicia Ianiere, Vice President of Capital & Leadership Giving, Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02131. In the "notes" section, please indicate that the gift is for Boston Lawyers House Project.

"MBA lawyers positively impact the lives of others each day. We now have an incredible opportunity to make a lasting difference in the fight against one of our community's most vexing issues: homelessness," said Sheff, in his message. "I encourage you to stand with the MBA and your fellow lawyers this holiday season, and donate to the Boston Lawyers House Project today. Let them know you're a member of the MBA!"