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The Boston Foundation in the City of Ideas

Past Event: 09.09.2015 @ 4:30 pm
Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG)

Paul S. Grogan serves as President and CEO of the Boston Foundation, which, this year, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding (1915).  With assets of over $1 billion, the Boston Foundation distributed over $112 million to nonprofits in fiscal 2014.

Mr. Grogan joined the Foundation from Harvard University where he was Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs.  In 2001, Mr. Grogan co-founded “CEOs for Cities” a civic innovation lab and network of urban leaders and change agents from diverse sectors.   Prior to 1998, he was President and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he raised and invested over $3 billion in inner cities across America.  His passion for cities began in Boston working in the administrations of Mayors Kevin White and Raymond Flynn.  He headed Boston’s neighborhood revitalization efforts in the 1980s, where he helped pioneer a series of public/private ventures that have been emulated nationally. Many observers of the community foundation world regard Mr. Grogan as one of the very top community foundation presidents in the country.  He is co-author with our own Tony Proscio of the book, Comeback Cities.

The Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP

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