Since 1977, the Yawkey Foundations have advanced the philanthropic vision of Tom and Jean Yawkey to improve the lives of those in underserved communities, awarding more than $450 million benefiting organizations serving New England and South Carolina.

We are also aware of the conversations regarding racial issues in Boston and allegations of racism against Tom Yawkey. Those who knew Tom personally refute many of those allegations and we encourage the Boston community to learn more about his life here.