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.
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
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.