The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation supports Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Hospitals, Jewish Causes and Social Welfare programs in Greater Boston.

History of the Foundation

Ruth & Carl Shapiro

The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation was established in 1961. Carl Shapiro was a successful businessman who founded Kay Windsor, Inc. in 1939. The company, based in New York and New Bedford, MA manufactured and imported a variety of womens’ apparel.

In the Spotlight

Boston Debate League works in partnership with the Boston Public Schools  to support academic debate teams in local high schools and train BPS teachers to use debate as a regular part of their classroom practice.  Boston Debate League is an Access to Opportunity Initiative grantee.
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