Thanks to the Boston Foundation for its early interest and funding. Other funders include the New Community Fund, MassEnvelopePlus, and Steven Grossman. Thanks to Charlotte Kahn, Mary Jo Meisner, Thomas Paine, and Westy Egmont for their early advocacy of expanding the ‘innovation’ concept to include social innovations. Aniruddha Bose, a brilliant graduate student at Northeastern University, was a principal researcher
for this booklet.
Barbara Hindley and Susan Wilson, wonderful writers with a great sense of Boston history and nonprofits, stepped up for the final research and writing. The talented Kate Canfield, of Canfield Design, took the text and photos and designed a wonderful publication.

Additional thanks to other providers of information and support: for the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, Dr. William Fowler, Nancy Heywood, and Martin Blatt; for City Year, Charlie Rose and Ira Jackson; for Community Policing, James Jordan, Greg Mahoney, Beverly Ford, and Elizabeth Clairwood; for Neighborhood Health Centers, Community Development Corporations, and the First Town Meeting, William Walczak, Jim Hooley and John Werner; for David Walker’s Appeal, the staff at the Museum of Afro-American History, especially Julie Crockford and Horis Seldon; for the Boston Common, Henry Lee; for the Boston Compact, James Darr; for Lucy Stone, Mary Smoyer, Polly Kaufman, and Sara Hutcheon. For general research, thanks to Julie Fentin and Rachel Kamerman. For research and technical assistance, thanks to Dave Wieneke of Wieneke and Associates; for additional research and technical assistance, thanks to Nancy Delpidio, Frances Nebus, and Agnes Filocha.

Photography credits
Pages 4-5, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum
of Afro American History and Susan Wilson
Pages 6-7, Richard Howard, David Wieneke and
Boston Latin School
Pages 8-9, Richard Howard and William Walczak
Pages 10-11, BSO archives, Richard Howard and
Susan Wilson
Pages 12-13, George Rizer, The Boston Globe and
Richard Howard
Pages 14-15, Richard Howard and City Year, Inc.
Pages 16-17, Zsuzsanna Szegedi (painting),
Richard Howard and Susan Wilson
Pages 18-19, Richard Howard and Emily Hiestand

Thank you all.