Biogen Idec recently awarded $1 million, the foundation's largest grant in history, to the Museum of Science to get students interested in science careers. It seems the cutting-edge biotechnology company is starting to train and groom a brand new generation of employees and supporters.
There were plenty of reasons why Barbara and Amos Hostetter were named the city's top philanthropists by Boston Magazine, considering how long they've been active in the city's philanthropic universe. But one initiative — their $50 million commitment to addressing climate change here — certainly helped solidify the No. 1 ranking.