Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bob and Myra Kraft and Kraft Family: 2011 Inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians

On May 3, the Greater Boston Chamber will host the 2011 Annual Meeting and Dinner one of the largest gatherings of business leaders in the region. 

Each year since 1983, the Chamber has had the privilege of inducting some of Greater Boston's most accomplished leaders into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. This year, the Chamber will honor Robert & Myra Kraft and the Kraft Family for their outstanding accomplishments as business leaders and their significant philanthropic contributions to the Greater Boston community.

The Kraft Group is privately owned and family-operated, employing more than 5,000 people.  Led by Robert Kraft and sons Jonathan and Daniel, the company does business in more than 80 countries with tens of thousands of customers, and is comprised of manufacturing and distribution facilities, executive office buildings, and sports stadiums located on four continents, including the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. 

Beyond their business ventures, Robert and Myra and the entire Kraft family are committed to giving back through their family foundation and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.  From Myra’s role as chair of the United Way to Robert’s involvement with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and son Joshua’s leadership of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the family has donated its time and more than $120 million to support education, healthcare, women’s issues, youth sports, and Israeli causes.  Partners HealthCare, Harvard Business School, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Children's Hospital Boston, The Boston Foundation, and Columbia University’s Kraft Center for Jewish Living are just a few examples of institutions that have benefited from the Kraft family’s time and generous philanthropic efforts. 

To read more about our Distinguished Bostonians, click here. To view a complete list of the Chamber’s Academy of Distinguished Bostonians, click here. 

In addition, the Chamber’s 2011 Annual Meeting will feature a very special Keynote Speaker:  Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough. 

Visit the Annual Meeting & Dinner online page to register. Corporate tables are still available.

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