Giving Back - Margulies Perruzzi

MPA is committed to giving back to the Greater Boston community, and over the years we’ve been involved with a number of great philanthropic organizations. We encourage you to join us!  

For nearly four decades, Heading Home has worked towards ending homelessness in Greater Boston, providing housing and support services to low-income homeless and formerly homeless families. MPA has partnered with Heading Home for years: in addition to principal Marc Margulies serving on the Board of Directors, MPA helped renovate and reconstruct the McKay House and Duley House in Cambridge, led several Up & Out moves (most recently in January 2019), and included them in our 25th anniversary celebration in 2013 and our 30th anniversary celebration in 2018. You can find out more about Heading Home on their website, including a number of different ways you can help them with their life-changing mission.

  • Recent Events

    • United Way Fight United
    • Heading Home Up & Out
    • Building Impact
  • Our focus

    • Supporting our local community
    • Ending homelessness

With 30 houses created over 30 years, Caritas Communities prides itself on preventing homelessness and improving lives, one room at a time. Their efforts have improved thousands of lives, and we have been proud to support them. In 2015, MPA principal Marc Margulies and his wife Anne were honored to receive the P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award in recognition of their extensive work and efforts to eradicate homelessness. You can find out more about Caritas Communities on their website, and be sure to check out the inspiring video created for the 2015 dinner telling the story of four Caritas residents.

United Way works with communities nation-wide to build better lives by preparing children to learn, supporting youth in school, lifting families from poverty, and leading social innovation. MPA has been a proud supporter of United Way for many years; we believe in helping our community evolve into a stronger, safer, happier, more fulfilling place for everyone. Find out more on United Way’s website – there are many ways to get involved.

Toys for Tots provides toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children every holiday season. In addition to gathering lots of toys, participants also compete to have the best-decorated toy bin. (We won in 2015 with our Duck Boat themed bin!) You can find more information on your local chapter on Toys for Tots’ website.

From left to right

  1. MP staff raising money for United Way at Fight United, 2019
  2. Fundraising for Heading Home at our 30th anniversary celebration; Photo by Frank Monkiewicz
  3. Hosting a roofdeck fundraiser for MGH Home Base, 2018; Photo by Frank Monkiewicz
  4. Collecting holiday gifts for kids with Toys for Tots, 2017

IIDA New England Fashion Show 2019

The IIDA New England Fashion Show is back for its 21st year! The MP team joined over two dozen talented teams from the NE chapter to battle it out on the runway in front of a full house and a livestream audience at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

About: Each year, New England’s best interior design firms and design schools team up with industry manufacturers to create and model one-of-a-kind fashions exclusively fabricated from tools of their trade – carpet, wallcoverings, tile, lighting and more! They compete for cheers, awards and bragging rights. It is one of the most amazing displays of creativity in the city, an unforgettable experience, and one of the hardest tickets to come by. This year, we are shaking things up as we embark on the third decade of IIDA NE Fashion Show. The theme of the show is “Portals” and each entry has been challenged with interpreting a mythical, fantasy world that has been assigned to them by the Fashion Show Committee. It’s sure to be an unforgettable and magical evening that will leave guests eager to return next year!

For MORE about the evenings winners, event recaps, and photos, click HERE.

MP team submission, The Island (LOST).





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Historic Thomson Place, Boston

Thomson Place retail activation and streetscape project in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood is LIVE! Developed by global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate and Crosspoint Associates, Inc., Margulies Perruzzi designed the restoration and repositioning of three historic buildings at 25, 44 and 50 Thomson Place, with new ground-floor retail space and a new pedestrian plaza to create a vibrant retail and dining destination.

This neighborhood once served as warehousing facilities, holding goods and product as it came off the ships in the seaport, and unloaded from horse-drawn carriages.

MP explored the history of these buildings when tasked with bringing these buildings to the new age – preserving their integrity and attracting retail and dining that align with the historic details and serve this vibrant and inspired neighborhood.

Stay tuned for our VIDEO PREMIER that takes you down Thomson Place and introduces you to what it looks like today!



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Fight United

For a repeat year, a team of Margulies Perruzzi colleagues and friends participated in “Fight United” on February 9th.  We committed to participating in a 2-hour intense boxing conditioning training session as well as fundraise for a great cause.  The United Way of Mass Bay runs a number of great programs specifically benefiting our local youth; the Fight United event is held to specifically support these programs. We completed the event and had 2 of the top 3 overall fundraisers as part of our team!

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Building Impact

Caroline came to our office to help us make these kits for the Boys & Girls Club to learn about plant life cycle for Earth Day. Building Impact promotes a number of philanthropic activities, benefiting many outside organizations and underprivileged city communities, ranging from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to providing encouraging letters and emergency paracord bracelets for US troops abroad. They really do a great service helping bridge the gap by bringing to us a variety of opportunities to help us give back. Additionally, their staff is beyond friendly and accommodating. We love working with Building Impact!

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Up & Out

Margulies Perruzzi teamed up with Heading Home to help a mother and her son move from a shelter to a permanent situation. We got an understanding of what items they would need for their new apartment and purchased everything from pillows and picture frames to a TV stand, a new ceiling fan, and food to fill the kitchen. Our team went in on a Saturday morning and spent about 6 hours cleaning and decorating the apartment. Upon arrival the family was thrilled to see their new home!

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