Boston Foundation announces three new members of Board of Directors

June 23, 2010

Boston – A former Manager at Bain & Company who serves as Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston; the Managing Director of Charlesbank Capital Partners; and the Pastor of Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury have been named to theBoard of Directors of the Boston Foundation, it was announced today at the Board’s quarterly meeting.

Sandra Edgerley served at Bain & Co. in several capacities, including manager on the consulting staff and Director of Recruiting and Training.  She has an extensive record of leadership in the nonprofit sector. In addition to her role at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston, Edgerley is a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Merrimack Valley and serves as Co-Chair of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She is a trustee of the Meadowbrook School, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Harvard College Fund also, as well as of the Board of the Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School. Edgerley serves as an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a resident of Brookline.

Michael R. Eisenson is Managing Director, CEO and Co-Founder of Charlesbank Capital Partners. Earlier, he served as President of Harvard Private Capital Group. He began his tenure at Harvard Management Company as Managing Director. Earlier, he was associated with the Boston Consulting Group, a corporate strategy consulting firm. Eisenson serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is a founding member of the Horizon’s Initiative/Horizons for Homeless Children. Eisenson also serves as a Trustee at Berklee College of Music. He is a resident of Wayland.

The Rev. Gregory G. Groover is Pastor of the historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury, which he has served since his appointment in 1994. He also serves as Chair of the Boston School Committee. He is a Charter Board Member of the Boston Ten Point Coalition and Vice-President and Chair of the Education Committee for the Black Ministerial Alliance. He also serves as a trustee of Gordon College in Wenham, and as a Director of the YMCA of Greater Boston, the  Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Center for Collaborative Education Metro Boston, Inc., which sponsors the METCO Program. He is a resident of  Dorchester.


They join fellow members of theBoard of Directors of the Boston Foundation, including the Michael B. Keating, Esq., Partner at the Boston Law firm of Foley Hoag, who serves as Chair of the Board;  Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, Vice-Chair; Richard M. Burnes, Founding Member and General Partner at Charles River Ventures; Gerald Chertavian, co-founder of Conduit Communications and founder of Year Up; Grace Fey, President of Grace Fey Advisors and former Partner at Frontier Capital Management Co., LLC; Atsuko Toko Fish, an international consultant on U.S.-Japan relations; Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President of Wheelock College; Myra H. Kraft, President, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation; Paul La Camera, General Manager of WBUR-90.9 FM; Claudio Martinez, Executive Director, the Hyde Square Task Force; Jack R. Meyer, President of Convexity Capital Management, LP; Herbert E. Morse, former Managing Partner of KPMG’s New York Metro Practice; Kevin C. Phelan, Executive Vice President at Meredith & Grew; Greg Shell, Research Analyst, International Active Division, GMO, LLC.; Binkley C. Shorts, Senior Vice President and Partner at Wellington Management Company; Micho Spring, Chair, US Corporate Practice and New England, of  Weber Shandwick Worldwide; and Benaree Wiley, Principal of The Wiley Group. Boston Foundation President and CEO Paul S. Grogan also serves as a member of the Board ex officio.


The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with assets of $682 million.  In Fiscal Year 2009, the Foundation and its donors made over $95 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of over $81 million. The Foundation is made up of some 900 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes.  The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives designed to address the community’s and region’s most pressing challenges.  For more information about the Boston Foundation, visit or call 617-338-1700.