May 6, 2015

We are thrilled to help bring this gift of world-class art to Boston to surprise, engage, and inspire all who see it. Janet Echelman’s aerial sculptures are breathtaking.

When the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy shared images with us of the Brookline native’s installations from around the world, we instantly wanted to bring such a high-caliber project to Boston, our mutual home city.

Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over the Rose Kennedy Greenway from below at night.

Our $500,000 gift to the Greenway Conservancy follows in our long tradition of supporting high-impact capital projects across Greater Boston.

Over the past decade, we have provided charitable funding for the construction of community health centers and recreational and community facilities. We have also supported organizations serving the economically disadvantaged.

“The Greenway has infused much-needed cultural and economic vitality into downtown Boston. Janet’s work will bring additional vibrancy to the Greenway and, we hope, elevate public art in the city.”

Susan Smith, Co-Chair