Investing in our Children’s Future

Bill Schawbel is deeply committed to ensuring that students in Massachusetts and worldwide have the tools and programs for success in today’s competitive market.

Education for the future

An investment in education is an investment in our future and future generations. All children need a rock-solid education beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. Students today need access to technology and STEM programs that compare to those at world-class institutions, benefitting most from programs that meet them where they are.

Bill Schawbel provides financial support to the organizations below through The Boston Foundation and The Schawbel Family Foundation.

Museum of Science

As science and technology increasingly shape our lives, the Museum of Science strives to equip and inspire everyone to use science for the global good. One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most highly attended cultural institution, the MOS is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness — bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more. The MOS engages nearly five million people yearly – at Science Park and in museums worldwide, in classrooms, and online.

How We’re Involved

Bill Schawbel has had a long relationship with the MOS and, during that time, aided the museum in developing educational programs in both science and technology. Through networking, Bill increased the museum’s reach by fostering relationships with other organizations involved in education. Providing his advice on program development and marketing, along with financial support, has permitted the museum to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone.


EdVestors works at the classroom, school, and system levels to accelerate improvement in Boston’s schools. They combine strategic grantmaking, content expertise, and collaborative implementation with driving system-level impact in Boston schools. EdVestors leverages the knowledge, relationships, and trust they have built in the Boston education landscape to advance equity and create impact.

How We’re Involved

As a founding member of EdVestors, Bill Schawbel has helped develop an organization for business leaders to influence the educational system in the Greater Boston area. His advice, connections, and financial support advance the equitable, meaningful education that prepares every Boston student to activate their power and shape their future.

Boston Latin School

America’s First Public School, founded in 1635, Boston Latin School is a six-year college preparatory school providing a rigorous academic program in the classical tradition and fostering the pursuit of excellence. BLS affords significant opportunities for young people to recognize and appreciate the importance of education as a means to develop scholarship, civility, and self-knowledge.

How We’re Involved

As an alumnus of BLS, Bill supports contemporary classical education for its students through funding, mentoring, and letters of recommendation to colleges. He also developed the Schawbel Center for junior and senior class students to get advice, help in applying to colleges, and financial support. These students then move on to successful college studies, responsible and engaged citizenship, and rewarding lives.

The BLS named Bill 2013 Distinguished Graduate of the Year (Awards & Recognition – Alumni – BLS-BLSA: Boston Latin School – Boston Latin School Association)

University of Penn/Wharton School of Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia. While the university dates its founding to 1740, it was created by Benjamin Franklin and leading Philadelphia citizens in 1749. It is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is ranked among the highest-regarded universities by numerous organizations and scholars.

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania.

How We’re Involved

As an alumnus of Wharton Business School, Bill wanted to give back what the University had given him – an education that allowed him to become the global business leader he is today. His financial support and his work as an Advisor to the Wharton School, evaluating Wharton undergraduate and graduate business plans, have assured the continued success of the school’s graduates. Bill has held many positions at the University, including founding member of the Brister Society (diversity program), former Chairman of the Board of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and former Alumni Trustee.