Over the years, Greg has spent a lot of time - & collaborated with a lot of groups - in Massachusetts. On a personal level, he has enjoyed experiences like attending Red Sox & Celtics games, attending a private rehearsal for a concert at the New England Conservatory of Music & serving as one of the subjects for a brain study at MIT. On a civic level, his foundation funded a series of college scholarships for students studying in Massachusetts. He has hosted a number of large group dinners in the Boston area. On the professional level, the books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man & The First Thirty) have been utilized by organizations & schools around Massachusetts (i.e. Viewpoint Creative) with their staff, clients or students &/or as part of their outreach efforts to make a difference. Learning Prep School got copies of The First Thirty for their staff & had Greg participate in events for the students in each of the school's three age ranges. Groups in Massachusetts (i.e. Boston Cares) have sponsored local editions of The Elevator Project (a kindness recognition project based on the books). Groups (i.e. Cabot's Ice Cream & Restaurant) ordered copies of the book posters for kids in their community. Greg has written articles about people making an impact in Boston for various magazines - including a profile of Lenard Zohn, founder of Autism Eats, an article for Harvard Business School on two o their alums who co-founded a fundraising initiative to fight rare cancers, and a profile/Q&A interview with Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Scott Morrison. SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Greg has spoken at many events around Massachusetts for people of different ages & backgrounds. He served as the keynote speaker at a conference that took place at Harvard University -- for educators from several dozen countries. He has done lectures for college students (i.e. entrepreneurship students at Boston College) & spoken to college students in specific programs (i.e. an event for Boston University's student-athletes). He served as guest speaker at the annual Pinning Ceremony for BU's School of Education. He has spoken at events for senior citizens in different cities around the state. He has spoken at events for middle school & high school students in different cities around the state. He has done readings of his upcoming picture book (The Milkshake Man) for elementary school-aged students at multiple schools around the state, too.