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James H. Burnett III
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Recent News

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Boston Foundation President & CEO Paul S. Grogan Named to NonProfit Times’s “Power & Influence Top 50” List
Date: August 06, 2015
The NonProfit Times has named Boston Foundation President & CEO Paul S. Grogan to its list of the nation’s most powerful and influential nonprofit executives for the third year in a row. He and the others selected for the publication’s 2015 “Power and Influence Top 50” will be honored next month at a gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
At mid-way point of its Centennial year, Boston Foundation raises $174 million for its Permanent Fund, towards goal of $200 million
Date: July 20, 2015

The Boston Foundation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015, announced today that it already has raised $174 million toward a Centennial calendar-year goal of $200 million for its Permanent Fund for Boston. The Foundation, through the Permanent Fund and donor advised funds, also granted $110 million to nonprofits across Greater Boston and elsewhere in fiscal year 2015.

Upcoming Events

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PARCC Assessment & College Readiness
Date: October 08, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, Boston
In November, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider replacing the MCAS assessments with a new set of assessments (known as PARCC), which was piloted in approximately half of public school districts, including Boston.  Join us for a discussion about standards and assessments, as we learn more about the PARCC test, and what's at stake in November.
The Boston Foundation Centennial Gala Dinner
Date: December 02, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston
Please hold the evening of Wednesday, December 2, 2015 for the Boston Foundation’s 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner.