In The Community
2017 Hopkinton High School Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Hopkinton High School Scholarship. Susan Nagle will be attending the University of Massachusetts Boston in the fall and is planning to study Criminal Justice and Social Work. This annual scholarship program was established last year to support local students pursuing higher education and demonstrating an eagerness to learn and succeed. Each year it is difficult to choose a winner due to the unique circumstances of each student. We feel that Ms. Nagle has an outstanding work ethic and wish her the best of luck at UMASS next year.
RHH and PJB Shopping for a Cause Sponsorship
The Real Housewives of Hopkinton organized a Shopping and Socializing event in December to benefit Project Just Because. The evening included many local vendors and small businesses, light refreshments, wine and holiday cheer! The proceeds for the event went directly to Project Just Because, a Hopkinton non-profit serving families in need in Hopkinton and the Metrowest community. Along with other local organizations, Blackstone Valley Wealth Management was a proud sponsor of this event for the second year in a row.
HCA Color & Light Gala
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts held its annual fundraiser Gala, an amazing evening filled with music, dancing, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and many, many smiles! As a Gold Sponsor of the event, Blackstone Valley Wealth Management is proud to have been able to contribute again this year to this wonderful resource for the community.
Hopkinton PTA Sponsorship
The Hopkinton Parent Teachers Association is a group of very hard-working parents and teachers who pool their talents to help provide enrichment programs for the students of the local school system. Blackstone Valley Wealth Management is pleased to offer Platinum Sponsorship to the HPTA this year in order to help support some of their many wonderful initiatives. Please visit their website to learn more about the programs they are offering.
2016 Hopkinton High School Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2016 Hopkinton High School Scholarship, Andrew Simi! Andrew will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in Operations Information Management in September 2016. The $1,000 scholarship was created to support a local Hopkinton High School senior pursuing higher education this fall, who demonstrates an eagerness to learn and succeed. We are very passionate about being able to offer this support to our community, because it was this type of support that our advisors, Jim and Gregg, received that allowed them to succeed early on. We would like to thank the Hopkinton High School guidance office for their support in working with the students to collect applications. Determining a winner was very challenging for us because each applicant had their own admirable qualities.We felt a personal connection with Andrew, he met all of our criteria, and demonstrated the persevering qualities that we were looking for.
Project Just Because 2016 Golf Tournament
Our advisor Jim Valis was able to support the PJB Golf Tournament this year. He participated as a golfer and donated to the silent auction.
Hopkinton Little League
April - June 2016
If you know either advisor in our office, you know they both enjoy sports a great deal. This Spring, our advisor Jim Valis was able to put his enjoyment for athletics to good use as an Assistant Coach for the 6U Girls Hopkinton Softball team. In addition, he supported the annual fundraiser with a donation to their silent auction.
Supporting the Students
April - June 2016
From April until the end of the school year in June, Qiuxuan "Mia" Wang, a Junior at Hopkinton High School joined us as an inter. The Education Cooperative connected us with her and we were lucky to have her assisting us three days a week after school. From day one, she has embraced our technology, even adopting it faster than some of us! She is well rounded, a track star, and a very talented student. We were sad to see Mia go, but are very appreciative of the assistance she was able to give us during her time.
We have always believed in supporting our community and became involved with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts in 2014, shortly after we opened our practice. The HCA is a dynamic non-profit arts center that offers a wide variety of classes and events in visual arts, theater, music, film, and dance and is the home of Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL). In 2016, one of our advisors, James Valis, was voted in as a Board of Directors member for the HCA.
"Sky is the Limit" Courtyard Project Donation
The Hopkinton Middle School has recently completed the Sky is the Limit Courtyard Transformation project. This project has been underway since 2012, and Blackstone is happy to have been able to provide a $3,000 donation to help complete the transformation. The revitalized space will include several outdoor classrooms with one specifically designed for science experiments, a reading and study area, picnic benches, a frog pond, and a stages and movie theater for dances, plays, movies, and presentations. The new courtyard was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 21st, 2015.
Calling Hopkinton Home
As a fairly new business in Hopkinton (two years young!), Blackstone Valley Wealth Management is making an effort to get involved with the community. Hopkinton is a rapidly growing town and we are happy to be a part of this expansion.
We are pleased to announce that our advisor, James Valis, has been voted onto the Board of Directors for the Hopkinton Community Endowment. The vision of the Hopkinton Community Endowment (HCE) is to empower residents with the ability to make the best choices for the town with fewer fiscal constraints in order to preserve the character of our community that makes Hopkinton so unique.