A principal of Baystone Development, Roy MacDowell received the Design Excellence in Housing Award in 2000 from the Boston Society of Architects and previously served as the president of the MacDowell Company, a landscaping business in Weston, Massachusetts. Roy MacDowell has also served with a number of charities and is an overseer of the New England Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Serving Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the New England ADL was founded to combat bigotry, defend civil rights, and protect the country’s democratic ideals. The organization does so through a system of legal avenues, educational programs, and community outreach activities. To engage the next generation of leaders, the ADL offers a number of groups and interactive sessions that teach young people how to respond to and fight against bigotry and hatred.
Chief among its youth-focused groups is the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute (GLI). Created to address the ADL’s most important issues, GLI participants are chosen by organization and community leaders for the 10-month program.
During the GLI program, participants make fundraising contributions and attend the ADL National Leadership Conference and monthly sessions. Participants are also encouraged to join GLI committees. Upon finishing the program, participants are invited to join other ADL projects and remain engaged with the organization.