Statement by MASSCreative Executive Director Emily Ruddock on Boston Foundation announcement that President and CEO Paul Grogan will step down

BOSTON, January 28, 2020—Today, the Boston Foundation announced that President and CEO Paul Grogan will step down. MASSCreative Executive Director Emily Ruddock issued the following statement in response: 

“Under Paul Grogan’s tenure, the Boston Foundation has been an ardent and generous supporter of art, culture, and creativity. The Boston Foundation has also elevated the civic contributions that artists and nonprofit cultural organizations make to our communities by hosting public discussions and convenings and applying its expertise to policy reports detailing the economic and educational impact of art, culture, and creativity. We are grateful for Grogan’s leadership over the past two decades.”


About MASSCreative

MASSCreative works with artists, cultural councils, arts organizations and the broader creative community to build a Commonwealth where arts and creativity are an expected, recognized, and valued part of everyday life. Working with our coalition of 400 arts and cultural organizations and artists from across the Commonwealth, MASSCreative uses public education and awareness, grassroots organizing, advocacy campaigns, and other civic and political engagement to ensure that arts, culture, and creativity are considered when important policy and political decisions get made at the state and local level.

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