Theodore “Ted” H. Cutler, who died Thursday March 30 2017 at age 86, leaving a rich legacy of philanthropy.
The Dorchester native and his late wife, Joan, believed the big question in life was not “how much money will we make,” but rather “how will we live our lives with meaning and purpose,”
Cutler, a 1951 graduate of Emerson College, co-founded the former GWV International travel company that helped revolutionize charter travel and later merged with The Interface Group–Massachusetts, producer of Comdex, one of the largest computer trade shows at the time.
Cutler’s dedication to Emerson College included a $2 million donation toward its renovation of the Majestic Theater, which reopened in 2003 as the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Cutler leaves sons Robert and Joel, and a daughter, Ellen Calmas, as well as several grandchildren. His wife, Joan (Berman), died in 2010.