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Eastern+Bank+Foundation, the Boston-based philanthropic arm of Eastern+Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Turahn Dorsey to Chief Impact Officer, a newly created role focused on advancing impact. of the Foundation in the communities it serves in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For more than 25 years, Mr. Dorsey has led and supported civic change and the creation of collaborative solutions as an evaluator, funder, strategist and public servant focused on reform and innovation at the intersections of education, health , housing and economic development in Boston and across the United States

“With over $250 million in assets and annual giving of over $14 million, the Eastern Bank Foundation is seizing this moment to advance our goal of economic inclusion and mobility while continuing to support more than 1 000 local nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of social needs during a time of unprecedented need,” said Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Foundation. “Rahn Dorsey is a transformational leader with in-depth experience and knowledge of issues important to the Foundation His track record of effective leadership, proven community impact and multi-level perspectives in philanthropy, corporate volunteerism and public advocacy, combined with his knowledge of our organization as a member of the Foundation, will continue to serve us exceptionally well. I am delighted to benefit from his leadership and congratulate him on his well-deserved promotion.

The Impact Director will play a key leadership role in advancing the Foundation’s approaches to economic mobility and inclusion, as well as guiding measurement, evaluation and learning efforts.

From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Dorsey served as Chief Education Officer for the City of Boston and prior to that he served as Director of Assessment and Education Program Manager at the Barr Foundation, where his responsibilities included the development and leading the Foundation’s education and training assessment practices. climate change portfolios. He has also been deeply involved in youth support programs, including co-founding the Opportunity Youth Collaborative and co-designing Boston’s nationally leading Summer Learning System. As Boston’s chief education officer, Mr. Dorsey co-led the creation of the city’s Universal Pre-K system as well as the first phase of Boston’s public school facilities planning process, which led to $200 million dollars invested in school improvement. He also led the redesign of the Boston City College Scholarship Program and co-created the Family-Led Stability Pilot Project focused on ending homelessness among Boston public school families. Prior to these roles, Mr. Dorsey was a program evaluator and researcher at Abt Associates and Moore and Associates, where he led research projects covering issues of public policy and community change for government entities and foundations.

Most recently, Mr. Dorsey was a Fellow of the Eastern Bank Foundation, where he developed and executed strategies to improve early childhood outcomes in the region. Additionally, he is currently dedicated to projects expanding economic opportunity in Boston’s Nubian Square, co-developing the Jazz Urbane Café, a state-of-the-art arts and dining venue, and serving as President of the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, partnering with college management to build a new headquarters in Roxbury. Mr. Dorsey will initially serve in his role as Director of Impact with the Eastern Bank Foundation on a part-time basis, while continuing to deliver on his current commitments to serving the Roxbury community.

“During my time at Eastern, I learned that ‘Join us for good’ is much more than a slogan. It is an expectation of civic leadership and partnership that the organization aspires to live up to every day in the communities it serves. The Eastern Bank Foundation meets this expectation by operating in a community-centric manner, encouraging shared learning and collaborative problem solving. I am delighted to help lead the Foundation team and work with our many community partners to ensure that the places we call home are places where all who live and work there can thrive. and thrive,” said Turahn Dorsey.

About Eastern Bank Foundation

Established in 1994, the Eastern Bank Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Boston-based Eastern Bank. Through philanthropy, employee volunteerism, advocacy, and collaborations with other businesses and community partners, the Eastern Bank Foundation meets community needs and supports lasting solutions to our communities’ toughest challenges in the eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island. To learn more, visit

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