Jack Meyer, Michael Keating, Catherine D’Amato, Lou Casagrande Named to Boston Foundation Board of Directors

June 23, 2004

Boston – Jack R. Meyer, President and CEO of Harvard Management Company, was named to the Boston Foundation’s Board of Directors at the June 17th meeting. Harvard Management Company is one of the most successful investment firms in the world, with a sole mission of managing Harvard’s $20 billion endowment, the largest endowment of any private university in the United States. Also named to the Boston Foundation’s Board of Directors were Michael B. Keating, Partner at Foley Hoag; Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank; and Louis B. Casagrande, President and CEO of The Children’s Museum. Robert A. Glassman, Co-Chairman of Wainwright Bank and Trust Company, retired from the Board after ten years of service.

Mr. Meyer was treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the Rockefeller Foundation prior to joining Harvard Management Company (HMC) in 1990. HMC manages Harvard University’s endowment assets, pension funds, and the charitable trusts and pooled income funds generated by planned gifts. These assets totaled roughly $23 billion as of June 2003. He has served as a Director of the Investment Responsibility Research Council, The Investment Fund for Foundations, and the Asian University for Women Support Foundation. He has also served on the investment committees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Massachusetts State Pension Fund, and the Atlantic Foundation. A graduate of Denison University and Harvard Business School, he lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

Michael B. Keating, Esq., is a Partner at the Boston law firm Foley Hoag, where he is the principal trial attorney and chairman of the Litigation Department. He has represented corporate and individual litigants in a range of complex cases in federal and state courts, and has been appointed on two occasions by the Supreme Judicial Court as Special Counsel to the Commission of Judicial Conduct and represented the Commission in disciplinary proceedings through presentation to the Supreme Judicial Court. Past President of the Boston Bar Association, Mr. Keating is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in 2003 ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers as Massachusetts’ leading general commercial litigator. Mr. Keating also has a substantial pro bono practice, and represented inmates at Massachusetts’ maximum-security penitentiary in a class action that resulted in a U.S. district court order to restructure disciplinary conditions. He graduated from Williams College and Harvard Law School, and lives in Boston with his wife.

Catherine D’Amato has been a tireless advocate for the hungry for more than 20 years, most recently as President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. She assumed her leadership position there in 1995, after serving at the Western Massachusetts Food Bank and the San Francisco Food Bank. Under D’Amato’s vision and leadership, The Greater Boston Food Bank has transformed into a nearly $50 million charitable business – an organization that now leads the region in getting nutritious food to many hundreds of hunger-relief organizations that serve our region’s hungry citizens. Ms. D’Amato has received a variety of community awards for her leadership role in the fight to end hunger, including the New England Women’s Leadership Award, the Paul Tsongas Award for Community Service, the “Heroes Among Us Award” from the Boston Celtics and the “Hunger’s Hope Award” from America’s Second Harvest, the national organization for 212 Food Bank affiliates. A resident of Brookline, she graduated from the University of San Francisco and earned Business Management Certificates from Harvard Business School and Smith College.

Louis Casagrande, Ph.D., joined the Children’s Museum in 1994 as President, following 20 years at The Science Museum of Minnesota. At the Children’s Museum, he has developed innovative collaborations among communities, schools, and the Museum, including the creation of the Harcourt Teacher Leadership Center and an expanded Early Childhood Center, as well as major new exhibitions on theater arts, environmental sciences and world cultures. At present, Dr. Casagrande is leading The Children’s Museum of Boston through its first major expansion in 25 years, transforming its warehouse site into a premier new 200,000 square-foot museum and cultural center on Boston’s new waterfront. Dr. Casagrande serves and has served on the boards of Citizen Schools, The Boston Arts and Business Council, the Irish Children’s Museum in Dublin, and other civic organizations. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Yale University, a Master’s Degree from the American University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, who have two grown children, live in Brookline.

Currently serving on the Boston Foundations Board of Directors are Ray Hammond, Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Chair; Hanson Reynolds, Partner and Director, Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, Vice Chair; Carol Anderson, former Managing Director, Harbour Vest Partners, LLC; Marianne Bowler, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court; Rick Burnes, General Partner, Charles River Ventures, Inc.; Richard DeWolfe, Managing Partner, DeWolfe and Company, LLC; Atsuko Fish, Consultant, U.S.-Japan Cross Cultural Communications; Chris Gabrieli, Chairman, Massachusetts 2020; Paul Guzzi, President and CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Ira Jackson, former President, Arthur M. Blank Foundation; Herb Morse, Former Managing Partner, KPMG’s New York Metro Practice; Kevin Phelan, Executive Vice President, Meredith & Grew, Inc.; Binkley Shorts, Senior V.P., Partner and Equity Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management Company; Micho Spring, Chairperson New England, Weber Shandwick Worldwide; and Benaree P. Wiley, President and CEO, The Partnership. Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation, serves on the Board Ex Officio.

The Boston Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, has an endowment of almost $650 million, made grants of $48 million to nonprofit organizations, and received gifts of $38 million last year. The Boston Foundation is made up of 750 separate charitable funds, which have been established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a civic leader, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives designed to build community. For more information about the Boston Foundation and its grant making, visit www.tbf.org , or call 617-338-1700.