Meet Our Donors

Meet Our Donors

“We are at a time in our lives of de-accessioning and divestment of privilege. It is possible for us now—and compelling—literally to spread the wealth.”

Belden and Pamela Daniels, Donors

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Joining Our Donor Community

When you become a donor with The Boston Foundation, you are joining a community of philanthropists that welcomes everyone to build and sustain a Boston that gives, does and thrives.

However, our donors aren't limited by geography. Whether you are seeking to give locally to make a difference in Greater Boston, or looking to tackle broader issues, we have decades of expertise helping donors like you have an impact on the issues that matter most to you. 

Meet our donors. Explore their stories. And see some examples of how a philanthropically-minded community can drive real change.

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The 2017 Boston Foundation  Annual Report, "The Problem Solvers, profiled seven philanthropists  are partnering with The Boston Foundation to solve the problems that matter most. Click on the link below to read transcripts of their interviews.
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Joseph Corcoran
Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

Joseph Corcoran: Developing the Vision to Transform a Child's Life

When Stanford University economist Raj Chetty presented his “Equality of Opportunity Project” at a major Centennial conference held by the Boston Foundation in 2015, he said that living in neighborhoods that are home to mixed-income families can “literally transform a child’s life.”  Joseph E. Corcoran has known that intuitively since he was a child. A man far ahead of his time, he grew up the youngest of eight children, born to Irish immigrant parents in a mixed-income neighborhood in Dorchester.

Meet Joe Corcoran