Ray A. Hammond

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Reverend Ray Hammond "joined the Board of the Boston Foundation in 2000, and became Board Chair in 2002. He was one of the founders, and is now the chair, of the Ten Point Coalition, a nationally recognized ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the community around issues affecting black youth, especially violence. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rev. Hammond is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School; he completed his surgical residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, and joined the Emergency Medical Staff at Cape Cod Hospital. While on staff at Cape Cod Hospital, Rev. Hammond earned his M.A. in the Study of Religion at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1982; in 1988, he founded and became pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. In this capacity, he has a long history of involvement with youth and community activities. He is Executive Director of Bethel’s Youth Intervention Project; Vice President for Membership for the Boy Scouts Minuteman Council; Member of the Executive Committee of the Black Ministerial Alliance; Member of the United Way Success by Six Leadership Council; Trustee of the Boston Plan for Excellence and Catholic Charities of Boston; and Co-chair of Education Task Force for the MA Promise Advisory Board. He is also a Director of the Yawkey Trust, the Boston Globe, and Citizens Bank of MA." [1]

He is married to Gloria White-Hammond.

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  1. Ray A. Hammond, Boston Foundation, accessed August 4, 2008.