The Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation was created in 1997 to promote leadership and innovative thinking in public policy, medical research, education, and the arts in Greater Boston.

The mission of the Foundation is to sponsor the work of new and emerging leaders to increase this region’s capacity for generating effective public policy solutions, breakthroughs for neurologic and mental illnesses, and world-class art.

In addition to its partnership with Suffolk University Law School, the Foundation also supports the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as programs and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and the DeCordova Art Museum.

Rappaport Center for Greater Boston

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School strives to improve the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections between the region’s scholars, students, and civic leaders. The Institute seeks to encourage public service, produce new ideas, and stimulate informed discussion.

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Services and the Rappaport Institute closely collaborate in all aspects of the Rappaport Fellows Program, including participating in weekly educational seminars and shared networking events. The Center and Institute also partner in sponsoring public policy programs.