The Boston Foundation 2014 Annual Meeting

Edward Glines was born in Somerville in 1849. He fought in the Spanish-American War, then went on to serve as a Massachusetts State Representative, a State Senator, and finally as Mayor of Somerville. When he died in 1939, he left a major bequest to the Permanent Fund for Boston. Today, Edward is helping Karen Furtado achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

Boston Foundation Program Officer Dan Sherman: "I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Karen Furtado share her story at the Jewish Vocational Service graduation of the Bridges to College Program. This program helped Karen pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. This is a great example of the types of programs the Boston Foundation chooses to invest in because they help stabilize families and individuals and move them on a path to economic self-sufficiency."