Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Arthur Pearson, President, of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to greater Boston.

Four times since 2005, Barr has named a class of twelve Fellows, making a long-term commitment to each of them and facilitating their connections with one other.  Fellows are selected for their outstanding contribution to Boston and their potential to drive positive change for years to come.

“The Barr Fellowship extends from the Foundation’s commitment to invest in effective, visionary, and collaborative leaders,” says Jim Canales, President of the Barr Foundation. “Barr Fellows are leaders who motivate others, drive change, and produce results. We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce the 2015 Class of Barr Fellows.”

The Barr Fellowship includes a three-month sabbatical, the opportunity for global travel, and leadership retreats over three years. Fellows’ organizations also receive financial support to ensure effective interim management during a Fellow’s sabbatical, to promote organizational development, and for mentoring of emerging leadership.

To read the official announcement, on the Barr’s website, click here.

Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Barr Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in New England, with grantmaking focused on providing quality education, mitigating climate change, and enhancing cultural vitality. For more information, visit: