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

The Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), which opened in summer 2008, is one of the most advance cardiovascular care facilities in the world. It offers multidisciplinary care to patients with heart disease and features state of the art technology and procedures. The BWH Cardiovascular Center is a Capital Support grantee.

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