26 Sep 2023


A natural leader and advocate, Steven P. Rosenthal deeply values giving back to his community. Through his involvement with various organizations and foundations, Rosenthal has earned a reputation as a compassionate philanthropist.

Over the years, Steven P. Rosenthal has held numerous leadership roles for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations and foundations.  Specifically, he has been directly involved with efforts benefitting:

  • The Changing Lives Fund (Northeast Arc)
  • Americal Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Ruderman Family Foundation
  • Robert I. Lappin Foundation

Northeast Arc: Changing Lives Fund

Northeast Arc Tank Philanthropists

Steven P. Rosenthal created the Northeast Arc’s Changing Lives as a mechanism to challenge the traditional means by which support is delivered to individuals with disabilities and their families.  The Changing Lives Fund serves as an incubator of innovative and disruptive ideas, specifically through the creation of the ArcTank, an international competition established in 2017, to identify and fund innovative ideas to benefit individuals with intellectual and other disabilities.  

The Northeast Arc supports more than 10,000 individuals in Massachusetts in becoming contributing members of their communities.  Programs facilitated by the Northeast Arc support both children and adults. When an opportunity to support Northeast Arc presented itself to Steven P. Rosenthal, the philanthropist was eager to invest.  

In an effort to continue Northeast Arc’s ground-breaking work, Rosenthal developed the Changing Lives Fund through his generous donation of $1 million.  The philanthropist has publicly stated that his contribution intends to assist the Northeast Arc in expanding its services in creative and innovative ways.  Rosenthal has long admired the incredible efforts of the Northeast Arc, which facilitates lifelong support for individuals with disabilities.