Foundation Recognizes Supporters at Donor Appreciation Event

On June 13, the Community Foundation honored its generous supporters and community members at its annual Donor Appreciation Event. Attendees, including Community Foundation donors, grant recipients, board members, and staff, gathered at the Groton Inn to celebrate philanthropy in the region.

Jan Cochran, Vice Chair of the Board, kicked off the event by speaking about the Foundation’s recent achievements, including the significant impact made by grants given outside the traditional RFP process for the LUCAS Initiative and Early Literacy Innovation Zone.

Linda Mack, Vice President of Development and Donor Services, talked about the benefits of setting up family funds and spotlighted the Help Alleviate & Homelessness grants, which were recently distributed to 15 local food pantries and shelters. Leominster City Councilor Susan Chalifoux Zephir was also on hand to acknowledge a grant received by Ginny’s Helping Hand, for which she serves as executive director.

Additionally, recipients of the Community Foundation’s Spring RFP grant awards were recognized for grants from the General Endowment, Doyle Animal Welfare and Environmental, and Organizational Development funds.


“On behalf of all our members of St. Vincent de Paul here at Saint Leo’s church in Leominster I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable evening socializing and “appetizing” with Some very nice people and some great food.”   

- Joseph Tammaro, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Leo Church Leominster MA

“Thank you so much for a lovely reception – we were totally honored and pleased to have a chance to share our enthusiasm about the Gardner HEADSTART grant- I really liked the way you structured the program – gave everyone a great overview and update.  It is terrific to see the Community Foundation thriving!”   

- Deborah Casy, Mass Audubon



About the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts


The Foundation supports the community by giving grants and distributions in the areas of health and human services, education, environment, animal welfare and arts and culture.  We are a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping donors establish permanent endowment funds – benefiting the community forever and creating a lasting legacy for fund holders.

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