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

 

Ellen Handly
Executive Vice President, Bank of America

 

Chris Gedrich
Vice President, Suffolk Construction Co.

 

Gustavo Quiroga
Director of Neighborhood Strategy & Development
Graffito SP

 

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

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

 

Geri Denterlein
Founder and CEO, Denterlein

 

Roy Hirshland
Founder and CEO, T3 Advisors

 

Philippe Saad
President, Greater Ashmont Main Street Board
Associate Principal, DiMella Shaffer

 

Ted Tye
Managing Partner, National Development

 

 

Daniel Rottenberg, Executive Secretary
Attorney, Goulston & Storrs

 

Alia Hamada Forrest
Executive Director, Roslindale Village Main Street

 

Gerald Robbins
Executive Director, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street

 

Ben Starr
Partner, Atlantic Retail

 

Adam Weiner
Attorney, Goulston & Storrs

 

Our Current Supporters


 Challenger Sponsor: $100,000+

Bank of America

 

Platinum Sponsor: $50,000+

J. Derenzo Company

 

 Gold Sponsor: $25,000+

John Moriarty & Associates

National Development 

Suffolk Construction 

Samuels & Associates

Weiner Ventures

EM Duggan 

 

Silver Sponsor: $15,000+

Elkus Manfredi Architects

New England Development 

Manganaro 

ML McDonald Electric 

Pavilion Flooring 

Sweeney Drywall Finishes Corp

East Coast Interiors 

 

Sponsors

Abbvie

AH Burns

Atlantic Retail

Ben Starr

Boston Urban Partners

Bright View Landscaping

CBRE

Cruz Electric

Dartmouth Company

Fabrizio

General Air

Goulston & Storrs

HFF

K&A Electric

Karas Glass

Newmark Knight Frank

PEC Electric

Phoenix Electric

Prellwitz Chilibski Associates

RK Centers

Rubicon Real Estate

Salem Five Bank

Sanborn Head & Associates

Sitraco

Soep Painting

T3 Advisors

Tavares

Union Flooring

Walter & Shuffain