Educational Institutions

Boston Latin School Association

  • Boston, MA
  • BLSA.org

Mission Statement

The Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) exists to preserve and support the mission and excellence of the Boston Latin School; to build and maintain relationships among its alumni and friends; to raise funds for both school and Association activities; and to serve as an effective model of a successful public school-private association partnership.

ruling year

1960

Principal Officer

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Mr. David Weiner

Keywords

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Boston Latin School, BLS, BLSA, Boston Latin School Association

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BLSA

EIN

04-6035973

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alumni Associations (B84)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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In its mission to support Boston Latin School, the BLSA manages and administers more than $700,000 a year in scholarship funds to graduating seniors, as well as providing additional annual grants in the areas of academic enrichment, athletics, technology enhancement, health and faculty development. As the official organization for the alumni of Boston Latin, the Association also provides a forum for graduates to come together in a variety of ways, coordinating all reunions, regional events for its 14 U.S. chapters, annual events, fund-raising activities and regular publications. Since 1844, the Association has encouraged a spirit of support for the school through its alumni, always striving to ensure that Boston Latin remains a leader on the forefront of secondary education in America.

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BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Boston Latin School Association

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Principal Officer

Mr. David Weiner

BIO

After conducting a nationwide search, the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of David S. Weiner as its new executive director. The BLSA is a private, nonprofit organization that sponsors programs, organizes alumni activities and raises funds in support of Boston Latin School. Weiner, a graduate of Boston Latin School?s class of 1959, succeeds Frederic C. Markey, who served in the post for the past seven years. In his new role, Weiner takes the helm of the 158-year-old Boston Latin School Association, initially begun in 1844 to provide a library and other necessities for America?s oldest school. Weiner also comes on board at a historically significant time as the organization enters the final 12 months of its first capital campaign effort, called Pons Privatus, which to date has raised nearly $34 million for core needs as well as programmatic enhancements at the 367-year-old school, located on Avenue Louis Pasteur. ?It?s an honor to come to the Association during this juncture in its long and illustrious history,? said Weiner. ?We have much to look forward to as the Pons Privatus campaign enters its final stages, and I personally look forward to fostering an even stronger bond between our alumni around the country and the world with the School and the Association that has given so much for so long.? Weiner, a lifelong resident of the Boston-area, has had a distinguished career at Boston?s Children?s Hospital spanning 33 years, serving as its president and CEO from 1977 to 2000. Under his tenure, Children?s Hospital was named the #1 pediatric hospital in the country for 13 consecutive years. Since leaving Children?s in 2000, Weiner has worked as a senior advisor and consultant to academic medical centers and as a visiting professor of health policy at Brandeis University. ?David is among our most accomplished alumni, and he brings a wealth of administrative and managerial experience to the Association,? said Head Master Cornelia A. Kelley. ?We are lucky to have him on board and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead.? Founded in 1635, Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in America with a continuous existence ? predating Harvard College by more than a year. From its earliest days to the present, Latin School has educated some of the Commonwealth?s and the United States? most prominent and influential leaders, including five signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Boston Latin School Association, with more than 13,000 alumni in its database, has active chapters around the country, hosting annual events in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Palm Beach, FL. Last year alone, the Association provided more than $2,000,000 in funding for the students and faculty of Boston Latin School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael T Caljouw

Boston Latin School Association

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