It is with sadness that we note the passing of local philanthropist and owner of Boston TV Stations WHDH TV 7 and WLVI TV 56, Ed Ansin. Ed and his brother Ron were instrumental in the construction of Fenway Health’s flagship Ansin Building at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston, which opened in 2009 and was named after the two brothers’ cousin Mikki’s son Peter, who died in 1992.
The dedication plaque at Fenway’s Ansin building reads: “The Ansin Building is the generous gift of Ron and Ed Ansin in loving memory of Peter Ansin (1957 – 1992), a bright and talented spirit who brought light into many lives and was beloved by all.”
Ed Ansin passed away Sunday, July 26 at his Miami home at age 84. Aside from his Boston stations, he was the operator of WSVN TV 7 in Miami. Ed Ansin’s charitable work also included the endowment of The Ansin Building at Emerson College.
The opening of Fenway Health’s Ansin Building allowed us to greatly expand our care and services. In fiscal year 2020, Fenway Health cared for more than 33,500 patients who made more than 152,000 visits to our clinical locations. 2,250 of those patients were living with HIV.
“We are forever grateful to Ed and Ron for their extraordinary dedication to the Fenway Health community,” said Fenway Health CEO Ellen LaPointe. “We mourn Ed’s passing, and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones in this time of sorrow.”