Happy Birthday, Mr. President

More than 600 Greater Boston business people sang “Happy Birthday” to Larry Lucchino as the Red Sox president and CEO finished a presentation on the Red Sox Foundation at a Corporate Philanthropy Summit this morning at the Fairmount Copley Plaza.

“Ah, breakfast,” joked Luccino, 61, as he was presented with a birthday cake by the event’s sponsor, Michael Olivieri, publisher of the Boston Business Journal.

Oliveri gamely led the crowd by warbling through the birthday greetings, then told the crowd: “Now you know why I didn’t make it on ‘American Idol.’”

Lucchino, the keynote speaker for the event, said the Red Sox Foundation focuses on reaching as many people as possible, concentrating on programs such as the Jimmy Fund, the Red Sox Scholars, education and recreation programs and urban social issues.


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