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About the Boston Foundation
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with net assets of $850 million. In 2011, the Foundation and its donors made almost $78 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of $81 million. The Foundation is made up of some 850 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.

In 2012, the Boston Foundation and Boston Foundation (TPI) merged, with TPI operating as a distinct unit of the Boston Foundation. TPI pioneered the field of strategic philanthropic advising over 20 years ago and remains a national leader today. Through its consulting services and its work to advance the broader field of strategic philanthropy, TPI has influenced billions of dollars of giving worldwide. TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy promotes international giving from the U.S. and indigenous philanthropy abroad.

For more information about the Boston Foundation and TPI, visit the Boston Foundation website or call 617-338-1700.


The Conch Shell
The conch shell, called lambi in Haitian Creole, was selected as the icon for the Haiti Fund because of its significance in Haitian history. Outside of the National Palace stands a statue of Neg Maron blowing a conch, pictured right. Blowing the conch shell was a powerful communication tool used by escaped slaves in the time of the revolution. It symbolizes hope and the power of collaboration, both essential to current efforts to rebuild Haiti better. 


Photo by David Walton



Pierre Noel, Haiti Fund Director

Ferry Cadet, Haiti Fund Coordinator





Advisory Council

Marie St. Fleur, Chair, Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children

Karen Keating Ansara, The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, Co-Founder

Paul Auxila, Management Sciences for Health, Chief Operating Officer

Mari Brennan Barrera, Eos Foundation, Vice President

Carole Berotte Joseph, Massachusetts Bay Community College, President

Alix Cantave, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Richard Chacon, Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, Executive Director

Sandy Cody, State Street Corporation, Vice President and Counsel

Franklin Dalembert, Haitian Coalition of Somerville, Executive Director

Michel DeGraff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Linguistics & Philosophy Professor

Carline Durocher, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Attorney at Law

Jean-Robert Durocher, Kendall Citadel LLC, Founder

Herby Duverne, Taino Consulting Group

Atema Eclai, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Director of Programs

Chelinde Edouard, CEM Consulting, Principal

Linda Dorcena Forry, Massachusetts State Senator

Charlotte Golar Richie, YouthBuild USA, SVP Public Policy - Advocacy & Government Relations

Kate Guedj, The Boston Foundation, Vice President of Philanthropic and Donor Services

John Hammock, Tufts University Fletcher School, Associate Professor of Public Policy

Pierre Imbert, California Department of Social Services, Deputy Director

George-Marie Jasmin, Boston Public Health Commission, Youth Development Network Director

Jackie Jenkens-Scott, Wheelock College, President

Gisele Michel, Icatalyst, President and CEO

Eno Mondesir, Boston Public Health Commission, Education/Outreach Office Coordinator

Jennifer Murtie, Federal Street Advisors, Director of Foundation Services

Ify Mora, Barr Foundation, Senior Aide to the Executive Director

Serge Paul-Emile, Organizational Consultant

Colette Phillips, CPC Global Communications, President & CEO

Marc Prou, University of Massachusetts Boston, Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Gerald Reid, Physician

Sabine St. Lot, Haitian Advocate

Joel Theodat, Haitian Creole Professor

Phil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Studies & Planning Professor

Soliny Vedrine, Emmanuel Gospel Center, Director of Haitian Ministries International

Paddy Wade, Museum Institute for Teaching Science, President

Bill Walczak, Caritas Carney Hospital, President

Darnell Williams, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, President & CEO

Riche Zamor, Romaz Consulting, Consultant






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