Best Wishes for 2021!

A year-end message from our President & CEO, Paul S. Grogan

December 23, 2020

Dear Friends,

Since the Boston Foundation opened its doors in 1915, we have helped our city endure and survive World War I, the flu pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression, World War II and countless other ordeals. But the current health and economic crisis, brought on by COVID and the recognition of how intractable and deeply rooted systemic racism is in our city and our country, may be testing our mettle more than ever before.

As this year comes to a close, I want to thank all of our partners—especially our donors and the staff of our city’s peerless nonprofit organizations—for responding to these crises with tremendous courage and heart.

None of us will be sorry to say goodbye to 2020. But we can take the lessons we’ve learned this year—and the hope this season inevitably inspires—into the new year and decade ahead. I believe that by continuing to listen, support and work with each other, we will survive these very serious tests of our resolve and our humanity—and we will emerge much stronger for having done it together.

Warm regards to you and your loved ones,

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Paul S. Grogan
President and CEO

This message was originally sent as an email to Boston Foundation staff, community partners and donors on December 23, 2020.