Since 2009, Roy MacDowell has functioned as the principal of Baystone Development, a Massachusetts-based real estate investor and developer. A committed philanthropist, Roy MacDowell is a trustee of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New England.
Among the ADL’s initiatives is its World of Difference® Institute. Established in 1985 in Boston, the World of Difference® Institute aims to raise awareness of the discrimination and prejudice that exists in society.
Through its work, the World of Difference® empowers victims of discrimination while galvanizing communities to take action against bigotry in workplaces, schools, and homes. Now operating in 26 cities throughout the United States and in 11 other countries, the World of Difference® Institute has trained more than 450,000 educators, impacting more than 36 million students.
The World of Difference® institute operates a range of programs, including Peer Training, which teaches students how to engage with others in an understanding and respectful manner. The World of Difference® also operates the Summer Institute, which helps educators develop the skills to coordinate their schools’ Peer Training programs.