The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation aims to enhance the quality of life for all Bostonians through strategic support of institutions and community-based organizations. Areas of investment include arts and culture, health and hospitals, education and human services.

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 Foundation is a supporter of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s new inpatient building. Scheduled to open in late 2023, the building will include 128 medical- surgical patient rooms, 30 intensive care rooms, new surgical suites and many other features that enhance patient care and promote the sharing of innovative scientific and medical knowledge.

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