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.
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.
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
Pages 12-13, George Rizer, The Boston Globe and
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.