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About The Lynch Foundation

Founder's Corner

Carolyn and Peter Lynch

"Discover where your passion lies. Act on it.
And you will accomplish great things.”
–Carolyn A. Lynch (1946-2015).

In an effort to continue the legacy of our late Co-Founder, Carolyn A. Lynch, The Lynch Foundation maintains the passionate spirit of giving that Carolyn gracefully exhibited during her time as President and Chairwoman of The Lynch Foundation.


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Carolyn and Peter Lynch established The Lynch Foundation in order to spread the values that were instilled in them throughout their childhood. Both children of educators, they went to public schools and attended college on a scholarship. As they went on to have successful careers, they remembered the importance of education and the generosity of those who afforded them with an opportunity to receive one. As a result, they founded The Lynch Foundation in 1988.


The Lynch Foundation views giving as an investment, and places its resources in a diverse portfolio of sustainable organizations, from innovative and promising start-ups to well-established organizations with strong leadership. This allows The Lynch Foundation to serve the largest constituency and help its partners act as a catalyst for effective change.


The Lynch Foundation primarily supports four areas of giving: education, cultural and historic preservation, health care and wellness, and the religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. The Lynch Foundation’s relationship with its grantees is a partnership, with the foundation providing the resources and support needed to help its grantees succeed in the Greater Boston community.

Trustees and Staff

Board of Trustees

Peter S. Lynch
President and Chairman
Richard Spillane
Elizabeth de Montrichard
Nancy R. Coolidge
Annie Lukowski
Jack Regan
Ralph C. Sweetland, M.D.
Mary Witkowski, M.D.

Foundation Staff

Katie Everett
Executive Director
David Badeau
Investment Research Associate
Victoria Prudden
Vice President of Programs
Kim Sheridan
Grants and Operations Manager

25 Year Celebration:
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The reach of The Lynch Foundation spans far beyond our list of grantees. Meet some of the people and places that make up the impressive network The Foundation has worked to build.

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