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House Parties: The SCC Way


One of our most cherished strategies for our Social Equity Campaign is the famous “house party.” These are events hosted by SCC members who reach out to their neighbors and networks to come to their homes and learn about SCC, the Social Equity Campaign and the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program. In a nutshell, CITC is a state program that enables SCC to give a 50% tax credit to anyone who donates at least $1,000 (plus, people are eligible for the federal charitable deduction). 

Why do we love the house parties? This has been a warm way to connect with so many people in the community, and to hear people’s most up-to-date thoughts about the community. We have met so many great people in the neighborhoods of Somerville through these parties. And because of it, we feel the growing sustenance of community engagement. Not to mention the wine and delicious food! 

We recently learned that SCC is in the top three of the 36 CDC’s that issue  CITC tax credits in terms of number of contributing donors. This means the way we fulfill our tax credit allotment is by connecting with more donors, which means a great deal to us. As an organization truly committed to and reliant on our grassroots core, this means a lot to us.

What a fantastic group of house party hosts we had this year!  A tremendous thank you to these leaders for all of the work they have done to pull off these events. Thanks also to Dave’s Pasta for their generous donation of food!

  • Cassie Arnaud
  • Emily and Rahul Bhargava
  • Dick and Roberta Bauer
  • Fred Berman and Lori Segall
  • Vickie Choitz
  • Sean Eisnor
  • Dennis and Rona Fischman
  • Bill and Marlene Fried
  • Judith Liben
  • Kathy McGilvray
  • Christina Myers
  • Stephanie Toews-Moeling
  • Thalia Tringo
Photo Captions:
  1. Lori Segall and a lot of great food!
  2. Helen Corrigan, Judith Liben, and Bill and Marlene Fried, house party hosts
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