The Suffolk Chairman and CEO will join Board of executive leaders providing strategic guidance to Home Base’s comprehensive veteran support and clinical service programs
Home Base is honored to announce that Suffolk Chairman and CEO John F. Fish has joined Home Base’s Board of Overseers. Fish will join existing board members Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital President Dr. David F.M. Brown, Jean Tempel, Managing General Partner at First Light Capital LLC, and Mike Gordon, President of the Fenway Sports Group. The board provides strategic guidance and support to Home Base’s programs.
Suffolk is a national contractor and real estate enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Under Mr. Fish’s vision and leadership since its founding in 1982, Suffolk has grown into one of the leading privately held builders in the United States with operations spanning the country. With over $5 billion in annual revenue, Suffolk is currently ranked #23 on the Engineering News-Record national list of “Top 400 Contractors.” As America’s Contractor, Suffolk is deeply committed to veteran engagement and support programs and has established a longstanding collaboration with Home Base. In addition to renovating and expanding Home Base’s Charlestown, Massachusetts, headquarters, Suffolk has donated approximately $1.5 million of in-kind construction management and Suffolk Design services to the project. Suffolk also collaborates with Home Base on mental health and suicide prevention initiatives, including joint efforts to increase mental health awareness in the construction industry, as veterans are a vital segment of the industry and a vulnerable population to mental health challenges.
“We appreciate and acknowledge the sacrifice, service and bravery of our United States military veterans and their commitment to defend and protect our national freedoms,” said Mr. Fish. “Suffolk is closely aligned with Home Base’s mission and honored to help veterans, service members and military families heal the invisible wounds of war. I am deeply humbled to accept this position on Home Base’s Board of Overseers and look forward to the opportunity to provide guidance and leadership as this organization continues its most important work.”
“We are thrilled to add John to this Leadership Team,” said Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation. “His past work with Veterans and National business presence will provide a great perspective to our strategic discussions for future programming.”
“John has been a longtime supporter of not only Home Base’s work but many other Veteran groups and organizations. He has played a critical role in both the funding support and the construction for the expansion of our new traumatic brain injury clinic for the Special Forces Operations Community,” said retired General Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base. “I am so pleased to welcome John to our Board of Overseers and thank him for this support. Our team looks forward to continuing to work with him as we tackle the difficult challenges facing our Warriors and their Families so we can provide healing and hope for the future that they deserve.”
About Home Base
Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox. Learn more at www.homebase.org.
Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment (Suffolk Technologies) and innovation research/development.
Suffolk is a national company with $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,600 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
About The Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $162 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 30,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 349 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” The Red Sox became the first Club to win the Award twice, when they were honored in 2019 in recognition of the club’s role and Red Sox Foundation’s efforts in the creation of Home Base. For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org