|Exec Director Barbara Kibler on Right talks about
the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House.
This month our sponsor was the MIT investment Management Company hosted at Gary Strack’s Firebrand Saints restaurant. The nonprofit showcased was a favorite of MIT’s Sarah Gallop, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House. Their Executive Director, Barbara Kibler spoke of volunteerism and its role of building and strengthening programs for a diverse population with widely varying needs. You can physically help build a playground that would be labor not just cash and you can learn more about the organizations namesake Margaret Fuller here.
|all photos this blogpost
|(L to R ) Gary Strack, Firebrand Saints;
Allen Breed, Walter Jenkins, and John McQuaid of MITIMCo
|the newly unfurled sign
for Firebrand Saints
I met Robert Elfer, a principal at Studio Troika, the architectural firm that turned a job (creating the space at Firebrand Saints) into a high tech passion of commitment. Yes, they like what they do – but they soared when given the flexibility to create something unique. From Rob, I learned the truth. It was Gary who insisted that there be no easily discernible name showing on the façade when they opened and it was Gary who withheld until just this month the splash of yellow that now calls out Firebrand Saints to passers by. Guerrilla marketing or coming out of stealth mode as many around here might say.
|Roscoe O Thomas|
|Gary Strack and Mark Strangio
display the first production unit of the board game
launched at September’s third Thursday’s event