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Polly Flansburgh

Flansburgh Gift Match Reaches Two-Thirds of Goal

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In 2017, founder Polly Flansburgh committed $100,000 to Boston By Foot – the largest gift in the organization’s history. Last year our Board of Trustees, inspired by Polly’s action, challenged ourselves to match Polly’s gift to fortify BBF’s longevity. One year later, these milestones toward matching Polly Flansburgh’s gift: Reached 65% of our goal to match Polly’s gift 100% Board participation in the challenge Launched a Legacy Circle program and secured five gifts from people who are including Boston By Foot in their estate plans As we head into the fall season having reached two-thirds [...] more
Polly Flansburgh in her bench

Help BBF Meet the Founder Match

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Last year we were thrilled to announce that founder Polly Flansburgh committed $100,000 to Boston By Foot — the largest gift in our history. As you may have read in our recent annual report or in the What’s Afoot e-Newsletter, BBF’s Board of Trustees — inspired by Polly’s action — initiated a challenge to match this transformational gift. Over the past few months, Boston By Foot’s dearest friends were invited to participate in our challenge. Their response has been heartwarming! It’s incredibly touching to hear such exuberance for Polly and Boston By Foot; we [...] more

2020 Trustees’ Matching Challenge

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Boston By Foot Board of Trustees' Matching Challenge has been a big part of the organization's annual fundraising efforts since it began in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of our Board members and volunteer community, the Matching Challenge has been a great success for the past eight years, and allows Boston By Foot to continue our mission of promoting Boston's history and architecture. The 2020 Matching Challenge set a goal of $5,000 to be raised by the volunteers, with the Trustees matching every dollar. Our volunteers certainly rose to the occasion and not only met [...] more
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