This event is an inspiring reminder of the many identities our community represents...Of all the identities I have, the one I am most proud of is being an immigrant.
- Yo-Yo Ma, world renowned cellist and the recipient of the 4th Annual We Are Boston Leadership Award
Each of you play a crucial role in building a greater Boston that is truly inclusive and leaves no one behind. Our future and common wealth depends on giving everyone the opportunity to fully participate in the social, economic, civic and cultural life of the city and beyond. Your participation and support of the fourth We Are Boston Gala helps to ensure and realize the continued vitality and prosperity of our city and beyond.
Change does not come easy. It takes commitment, dedication, perseverance and hard work. And, it takes a large group of people willing to work together on an on-going basis to realize the common goal. Thank you for being with us at this year's We Are Boston Gala and at previous Galas. Mayor Thomas Menino and I look forward to your continued support, participation and involvement in next year's We Are Boston Gala and building a more inclusive city and beyond.
Rev. Cheng Imm Tan
Director, Mayor's Office of New Bostonians