Sawyer Business School

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Ceremony Speaker

Paul S. Grogan

President and CEO
The Boston Foundation

Paul S. Grogan’s life’s work has been the betterment of communities. He is president and CEO of the Boston Foundation, a highly influential civic convener on issues facing Boston and the region. Grogan has launched high-impact Foundation initiatives in areas including education, youth violence prevention, community development, health care, and the arts.

As a Harvard University vice president before joining the Boston Foundation, Grogan spearheaded community commitments that included funding for affordable housing and the Harvard After-School Initiative, and founded the “CEOs for Cities” civic innovation lab.

Earlier, Grogan led a period of national policy successes through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, including the creation of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and strengthening the Community Reinvestment Act.

Grogan’s passion for cities began when he headed Boston’s neighborhood revitalization efforts during the administrations of Boston Mayors Kevin White and Raymond Flynn.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree in administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.