Crestwood Advisors (“Crestwood”), a boutique investment and wealth management firm based in Boston, today announced that CEO and Managing Partner Michael Eckton has joined the Lenny Zakim Fund (“LZF”) board of directors.
Eckton will serve an initial three-year term on the board of the Boston-based nonprofit organization. Having supported the Lenny Zakim Fund on a personal level for more than a decade, Eckton asserts his involvement stemmed from his strong belief in the organization’s mission of achieving social, racial and economic justice for all.
Over the past 10 years, Eckton has served as a site visitor, bridge builder and volunteer on internal committees with LZF, including those tasked with allocating funds to grantees.
“For 25 years, the Lenny Zakim Fund has played a vital role in grantmaking to address the countless needs in our local communities, and I’m honored to play a small part in encouraging and highlighting the ongoing work being done by LZF and its leadership team,” Eckton said. “I’m committed to doing my part to uplift our grassroots community organizations who are forever challenged and especially struggling under the current circumstances.”
Supporting the community is also a central part of Crestwood Advisors’ mission. Under Eckton’s leadership, the firm embraces the opportunity and responsibility to support the communities in which its team works and lives through leadership, volunteer or financial contributions.
“Joining the board of the Lenny Zakim Fund is a wonderful opportunity to help continue acknowledgment and support of social issues, and directly help disadvantaged populations,” Eckton said.