Cathy Stone


James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation

Cathy Stone is president of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. She has a B.A. and J.D. from American University and an L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. She was of counsel and a past partner of the Boston law firm Foley, Hoag & Eliot where her practice encompassed environmental and administrative law issues. In 1994, she was appointed as the City’s first Chief of Environmental Services. While serving as Chief, she helped launch “Sustainable Boston” and was part of the team that created the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. Since 1994, Cathy has served as a Commissioner for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Boston Harbor Now, the Wilderness Society, and WBUR Boston, and as a member of the Honorary Committee of the Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award and the Advisory Committee of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Previously, she served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Museum of African American History and as a member of the Board of The Nature Conservancy, National Public Radio, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and MATCH Public Charter High School. In 2006 she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Following In her Footsteps Award and in 2017 she received the Norman B. Leventhal Excellence in City Building Award.