About The Boston Corporate Finance Community
Founded by Boston industry veterans in 2018, Boston Corporate Finance Community (BCFC), is a networking group comprised of professionals from firms in corporate finance, commercial banking, investment banking, private equity and specialty finance sectors as well as the trusted advisors who provide critical support to the industry. Collaboration, leadership and giving back are the hallmarks of this community.
To network within the community, give back to those in need and to celebrate a collective entrepreneurial spirit, BCFC has forged a long-term partnership with an innovative and outstanding Boston nonprofit social enterprise, More Than Words (MTW). Since the inaugural Gathers to Give Back event in 2018, BCFC has contributed $1.2 million to MTW to support their operations and the incredible impact they make in changing lives of disadvantaged youth.
About More Than Words
MTW is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers over 300 youth who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school, to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Youth manage two retail stores, an online bookselling operation, a growing pre-loved clothing business, a mobile bookstore and an e-commerce platform while gaining critical life skills and work experience. They also participate in youth development programming and life skills curriculum to achieve personal goals.
After a habit-forming, skill-building six to 12 months in the core program, graduates go on to achieve measurable, positive outcomes in education, work and life. 81% of graduates are productively engaged in work and/or school, and 92% of graduates have or are on track to earn their high school diploma or equivalent.
MTW youth are part of their own solution; they have skin in the game, managing a robust business that contributes 40% of the program budget. This year, MTW youth will source 4 million books and clothing items, manage an online inventory of 140,000 books, fulfill over 900 online orders per day, and earn $4 million in gross sales.
Learn more about MTW or donate directly to the organization.