History of Passion for Action Scholarship Program
In 2007, Wheelock established the biennial Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner. This very special event honors the achievements of someone who has made a significant positive impact on the greater Boston community and raises funds for the Passion for Action Scholarship Program. A variety of individuals, corporations, and other organizations sponsor the dinner.
The first Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner in 2007 honored Christopher Gabrieli, a respected entrepreneur in business, nonprofit organizations, and public policy. Wheelock's second Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner in 2009 honored the Lowell family. The third event, in 2011, honored Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, and Dr. Linda Nathan, Founder and Co-Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy.Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Wheelock welcomed its first cohort of Passion for Action Scholars in September 2008 and a new group of outstanding freshmen students every year since. The Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner will continue to support the growth of this unique program.