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About The Lynch Foundation

Co-Founder's WELCOME

Carolyn Lynch
Carolyn A. Lynch
My husband Peter and I have always shared a strong faith in the importance of giving, as well as a profound devotion to caring for our neighbors, which is why we established The Lynch Foundation. For over a quarter century, our family, our Board of Trustees and our partners have enjoyed a common understanding of the role of philanthropy and the qualities that make charitable work both worthy and successful. This shared purpose has blessed us with the opportunity to positively impact the general welfare of our community, specifically in the endeavors of health care, education, museum work and religious institutions.

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Both Carolyn and Peter Lynch came from modest homes. Children of educators, they went to public schools and attended college on scholarship. As they went on to exceptional careers, the Lynches remembered the importance of an education, and were always thankful for the people whose generosity and devotion made it possible. So in 1988, when professional success provided them with the opportunity to spread these values, they founded The Lynch Foundation.


The Lynch Foundation views giving as an investment, and places its resources in a diverse portfolio of sustainable organizations, from innovative and promising start-ups to well-established organizations with strong leadership. This allows The Lynch Foundation to serve the largest constituency and help its partners act as a catalyst for effective change.


The Lynch Foundation primarily supports programs that focus on education, cultural and historic preservation, healthcare and medical research as well as the religious and education efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. The Lynch Foundation’s relationship with its grantees is a partnership, with the foundation providing guidance, resources and a network to allow organizations to positively affect the most people possible.

Trustees and Staff

Board of Trustees

Peter S. Lynch
Richard Spillane
Elizabeth de Montrichard
J. Fredrick Bush
Nancy R. Coolidge
Annie Lukowski
Jack Regan
Ralph C. Sweetland, M.D.
Mary Witkowski

Foundation Staff

Katie Everett
Executive Director
David Badeau
Investment Research Associate
Victoria Prudden
Operations Manager

25 Year Celebration:
Interactive Timeline

The reach of The Lynch Foundation spans far beyond our list of grantees. Meet some of the people and places that make up the impressive network the foundation has worked to build.

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At Lynch Foundation, new generation steps in

Globe reporter Sacha Pfieffer interviews Lynch Foundation President Peter Lynch and Trustees Mary Witkowski, Annie Lukowski, and Elizabeth de Montrichard about the future of the Foundation after the sudden loss of Co-Founder and President Carolyn Lynch. Read the article here.

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Contact The Lynch Foundation

For more information about The Lynch Foundation, contact us using one of the methods below. Emailed, faxed, and mailed grant proposals will not be accepted. Visit the How to Apply page for more information about the application process.

By Phone


By Mail

30 Rowes Wharf
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02110