Jack Connors, Jr.

Philanthropist | 2017

Jack Connors, Jr. is a founding partner and former CEO of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc., a full-service marketing communications company. Under his leadership, Hill Holliday evolved from a one-room shop to one of the top 20 advertising firms in the U.S. Jack is also the chairman and co-founder of the Camp Harbor View Foundation, which serves inner-city youth through its summer camp and year-round program, and chairman of the Campaign for Catholic Schools that has rebuilt five schools and a teen center in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods.

Jack has been a key supporter of the Mass General Cancer Center, serving as honorary chair of the one hundred, recently hosting A Decade of Discovery at the Museum of Fine Arts, which raised $2.6 million, and helping to secure significant gifts from his network. What’s more, his impact on health care in Boston has been without parallel. For 16 years, he served on the board of directors of Partners HealthCare, and became chairman emeritus in July 2012. He currently serves on the boards of Boston College, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, Beyond Conflict, Partners-in-Health, the Board of Fellows for Harvard Medical School and Board of Dean’s Advisors for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Jack has been a major force behind several initiatives including The One Fund and The Edward M. Kennedy Institute. A graduate of Boston College, Jack and his wife, Eileen, have four children and 12 grandchildren.

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