Red Sox manager Alex Cora will be among the honorees at the city’s annual “We Are Boston” gala on Tues., Nov. 27. The event is hosted by the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement at the Park Plaza Hotel and raises funds for nonprofits that help immigrants. Cora will receive the “Pride of Boston” award from Mayor Martin Walsh for “supporting and advocating for underrepresented and underserved communities, regardless of place of origin.”
In his first year as manager and alongside Mayor Walsh, he delivered an airplane full of aid supplies to Hurricane Maria survivors to his native Puerto Rico, and brought the city its fourth World Series championship.
A corporate leadership award will go to KPMG, while the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be recognized for its MFA Citizens program, which since 2017 has offered free one-year family memberships to newly naturalized US citizens living in Massachusetts; and Lenylse Ferreira and Lina Huang will be recognized with youth action awards. For more information, see boston.gov/immigrants.