Wednesday, September 16 – Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th at the Algonquin Club on 217 Commonwealth Avenue.  Paul Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation will speak on The Foundation’s Indicators Project which has been widely honored as one of the most significant research projects of its kind.  The fourth and latest report will be issued this fall.

Boston today stands at a crossroads. The American Dream seems out of reach for many, and demographic trends threaten to undermine some of the extraordinary progress made in recent decades. Charting the way forward is the Boston Indicators Project, a signature initiative of the Boston Foundation, drawing on a wealth of data generated by area public agencies, civic institutions and community-based organizations and used to identify critical challenges and opportunities for the region and the neighborhoods that define it.
The author of Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival and a member of  the legendary team of leaders assembled by Boston Mayor Kevin White, Paul Grogan brought a passion for cities and a deep understanding of civic culture to his leadership of one of Boston’s storied nonprofit organizations. The result has been a new national model for community foundations committed to enabling the regions they serve to compete successfully in the complex world of the 21st century.

The Boston Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations.  Mr. Grogan will provide a thumbnail of the Foundation’s history and role in Greater Boston and the Back Bay and where they are today.  For time of the meeting, and to rsvp, please telephone Lois Harvey at 617-247-3961, or email

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