Boston Main Streets Foundation

The Boston Main Streets Foundation, a public-private initiative established by the City of Boston in 2007, has been the driving force behind the revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. We are committed to making Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts thriving, vibrant centers of commerce and community by supporting the Boston Main Streets program. Our Foundation seeks to develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and resources of neighborhood commercial districts while pursuing initiatives that build knowledge and capacity for Main Streets programs and the businesses they serve.


Our Goals

Develop renewable income streams for local Boston Main Streets organizations

Provide funding opportunities and raise corporate, private, and public support for Boston Main Streets districts

Create thriving, vibrant centers of commerce and community

Our Board

Joel Sklar, Board Chair
President, Samuels & Associates


Alia Hamada Forrest
Executive Director, Roslindale Village Main Street


Roy Hirshland
Founder and CEO, T3 Advisors


Karl Seidman
Senior Lecturer in Economic Development, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Anna Colton
Executive Vice President, Bank of America


Chris Gedrich
Vice President, Suffolk Construction Co.


Gerald Robbins
Executive Director, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street


Ted R. Tye
Managing Partner, National Development

Geri Denterlein
Founder and CEO, Denterlein


Burton R. Gesserman CPA, Treasurer
Shareholder, Walter & Shuffain, P.C.


Danield Rottenberg, Executive Secretary
Attorney, Goulston & Storrs


Adam Weiner
Principal, Weiner Ventures

Our Supporters

The 2017 Fundraising Campaign is underway. Donors will be listed here.