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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Civic Leadership Fund

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Jill Shah, Brian Conway to co-chair 2018-2019 Civic Leadership campaign

Brian Conway, TA Associates’ Chairman and Managing Partner, and Jill Shah, entrepreneur and President of the Shah Family Foundation, will co-chair the Boston Foundation’s annual campaign for the Civic Leadership Fund and lead the effort to raise $3,000,000 for the Fund in the 2018-2019 campaign, which runs through next June.

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In the Media

See the finalists for the MLK memorial on the Boston Common

The Boston Globe and a number of other publications highlight the designs from five finalists for a Boston Common memorial honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The Boston Foundation is providing support for the project.

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In the Media

An All-Women Mariachi Band Is Born In Boston

A WBUR profile of Veronica Robles, a Live Arts Boston and Free for All Fund grantee bringing the styles of mariachi to the city with Boston's first all-female mariachi ensemble.

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The Latest Reports

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Equality and Equity: Advancing the LGBT Community in Massachusetts

This report from Boston Indicators and The Fenway Institute finds that young Massachusetts residents are much more likely to self-identify as LGBT than in previous generations, but they still feel many of the social pressures and discrimination of the past. The report also finds Massachusetts’ LGBT community is diverse, disproportionately young, and second in the nation when measured as a percentage of the state’s population.

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