WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Over the years, Solomont has served on the boards of directors of several nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including the Boston Medical Center, Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., Angel Healthcare Investors, Tufts University, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the WGBH Educational Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, and Hebrew Senior Life. He and his wife are active supporters and members of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. They brought up their two daughters in Weston, attracted to the town for its quality public school system, and continue to live there as empty nesters with their beloved dog Stella Blu who was a popular resident of the embassy in Spain. The inscription in the lobby of The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum — "Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, and to all those who through the art of poli- tics seek a new and better world"— inspires Solomont to continue his work to improve communities near and far, for, as he states, "In our interconnected world, virtually all local issues have global impact." 65 s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Exchanging quips with Leonard Cohen When Solomont met Leonard Cohen at the Prince of Asturias Award ceremony in Spain, he told Cohen that he has been listen- ing to his music since 1970, to which Cohen replied, "You look none the worse for it." Cohen then asked Solomont with a wink, "Can I call you Al?" to which Alan replied, "Can I call you Len?" an interview with alan d. solomont Active citizenship defined Active citizenship means building stronger, healthier, and safer communities. Active citizens are in every sector and field of study. There are citizen engineers, citizen bankers, citizen artists, and citizen mathematicians, to name a few. They come from all backgrounds and experiences, but share a commitment to actively engaging in their communities. – JONATHAN M. TISCH / College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts

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