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the children’s trust to honor Sen. William “Mo” Cowan for his work to benefit families


BOSTON (July 21, 2014) – The Children’s Trust, Massachusetts’ leading family support organization, announced today it will honor Senator William “Mo” Cowan of ML Strategies and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  at its “Evening of Promise Gala “ to be held October 25 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The Children’s Trust is honoring Senator Cowan for his work in the public and private sectors on several causes that benefit children and families. These include his service in the Administration of Governor Deval L. Patrick, his interim service in the United States Senate, and his service on numerous non-profit boards focused on community and family including the Greater Boston YMCA, the Discovering Justice Foundation, Project STEP and The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School.

“Mo Cowan has shown a commitment to improving the lives of families by working to improve educational opportunities for children that allow them to grow to be successful. His work as a community leader and public servant helps build stronger families now and for the future,” said James E. Rooney, chair of the Children’s Trust Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

Senator Cowan said, "Personally, as a father I know the great value of this organization’s work to help families raise emotionally and physically healthy children and I am honored to have been chosen by the Children's Trust.”

Senator Cowan is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies, a government relations and business advisory group with offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., and Of Counsel to its law firm affiliate, Mintz Levin.

Senator Cowan represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as interim United States Senator in 2013, filling the vacancy created when John F. Kerry was appointed United States Secretary of State. Prior to his Senate service, Cowan served as Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick‘s Chief Legal Counsel and, later, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor.  Additionally, Cowan served as a Fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Senator Cowan lives in Stoughton with his wife, Stacy L. Cowan, and their sons, Miles and Grant. Ms. Cowan is a partner at Morgan, Brown, and Joy, LLP, of Boston.

 “An Evening of Promise Gala” is the Children’s Trust’s largest annual fund-raiser and celebration of its efforts to strengthen families. The Gala features a silent and live auction, dining and dancing.

Adage Capital Management, a hedge fund sponsor in Boston, is the lead supporter of the event.

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The Children’s Trust is Massachusetts’ leading family support organization. It strengthens the Commonwealth by developing, evaluating, and promoting parenting education and coaching programs to improve the lives of children. For more information, visit


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