NAAAP Boston Awarded $10,000 MassMutual Fund

Boston, Sept. 16, 2014, –The National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Chapter (NAAAP Boston) is excited to announce that MassMutual recently awarded $10,000 to NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship, a premier annual scholarship for Asian American high school students in the Greater Boston area.
NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship Gala in May 2013 (file photo).

With this fund, NAAAP Boston will be able to give more scholarships to aspiring high school seniors graduating in 2015. Both NAAAP Boston and MassMutual share a mutual goal of developing and fostering the future generation of leaders by providing high school students opportunities to a quality higher education.
“We are so grateful to MassMutual for its generosity and long standing support,” said NAAAP Boston President Eric Lam. “The grant will allow more Asian American high school seniors to fulfill their college dreams and become future leaders in our community.”

“MassMutual has been a long-time sponsor of NAAAP Boston and its goal of developing future leaders, and the Asian Employee Resource Group of MassMutual is excited to be able to help young Asian Americans prepare for their professional careers and secure their financial futures,” said LyLy Salisbury, Chair of Asian ERG at MassMutual.

With the purpose of nurturing leaders in the Asian American community, NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship awards outstanding students based on their academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, community service, work experience, financial circumstances and leadership potential. Since the inception of the Future Leader Award in 1987, the NAAAP Boston has given over $150,000 to 80 high school seniors.

About the NAAAP Boston:

As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit professional organization, NAAAP Boston promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, Asian multiculturalism education and supporting diversity and community service. Our vision, “We Make Leaders” exemplifies the focus of our events – professional development programs to help advance their careers, public service opportunities to give back to the community, social events to promote networking and cultural awareness, and committee and program participation to develop leadership skills. NAAAP Boston also offers the vast resources of our corporate sponsors, who generously support the organization with funding and career opportunities.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.