Mayor Menino reveals donors to city charity
Says he will make fund more transparent
Mayor Thomas M. Menino controls a charity at City Hall that some years collects more than $1 million to pay for festivals, a holiday toy drive, and other initiatives important to the mayor. Unlike political contributors, the benefactors who give money to the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods often have remained confidential, shielded by the anonymity of federal tax law. Donors have given $12.5 million to the city-run charity since Menino took office, and contributors include large corporations, developers, law firms, contractors, lobbyists, and others with business before the city.