Power: The 25 Most Influential People in Boston Philanthropy
They came. They gave. They conquered.
Nonprofits and the philanthropists behind them do feed the hungry, educate children, take care of the sick, and sponsor a thriving arts and culture community. But at the upper echelons of the city, philanthropy is also about power—the money, influence, and ideas that make things happen. And no one in town has more of it than the leaders listed here, the 25 most powerful people in Boston philanthropy.
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