|Getting ready to unveil the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center . (By Chutze Chou)|
|From left, Michael R. Bloomberg, MA governor Charlie Baker, |
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Cambridge Mayor E. Denise
Simmons at the Museum of Science. (By Chutze Chou)
|Michael R. Bloomberg. (By Chutze Chou)|
|Michael R. Bloomberg and his sister, daughter and |
grandchildren.(By Chutze Chou)
Bloomberg has a history of supporting philanthropic work in the area since the early 1990s, including support of the Boston Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, which provides a place for children to inscribe pavers with the name of a loved one; the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which will train mayors and city leaders in innovative city leadership and executive coaching; Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities engagement with the city of Cambridge and Boston to assist their efforts to use data to drive decision making; and Everytown for Gun Safety to study Boston’s illegal gun market. Additionally, 40 cultural organizations participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program, which is focused on small and medium sized arts organizations. This also builds on Bloomberg's longstanding commitment to educational institutions, recently including $300 million to the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced in September and $100 million for the Cornell Tech Campus in New York City announced last year.