August, 2018
Dear Friends,

Another summer is drawing to a close here in the MetroWest, and as always I am struck by the almost electric energy in the air. The excitement of seeing people again after vacations. The anticipation of getting to know new friends. The preparation for learning and looking to the future…No matter your age, this time of year is synonymous with back to school. As life-long learners involved in your community, I am sure that this time of year resonates with you as much as it does me. And as a part of the Foundation for MetroWest, you are a part of the ever growing network continuing to enrich the communities in which we live.

As we ready our backpacks and prepare to meet the challenges before us, I encourage you to take some time to both get involved and savor your community this time of year. Volunteer with a local organization. Join a community clean-up effort and e njoy the beautiful open spaces. Visit some of our incredible educational institutions and create a meaningful relationship with a student...get out and get involved with the many amenities and attractions that make this region such a wonderful place to call home.

Community Leadership Breakfast -
Honoring Robert B. Brack
At the Friday, October 26th Community Leadership Breakfast, we will present Robert B. Brack, former CEO of Barker Steel, with the 2018 Community Philanthropist Award. His passion for and commitment to MetroWest is undeniable, and we are honored to recognize all he has done for our community. Read more about Bob Brack.
Youth in Philanthropy and the new school year
How can you help make philanthropy an integral part of your student's school year?

Tomorrow night at 7pm, Sue O'Connell, host of NECN's The Take will tap into Executive Director Judy Salerno's expertise and knowledge about ways for teens to give back this year and why philanthropy should be an important part of the back to school routine. Be sure to check out our new resource page for even more thoughts and ideas for this fall.

Don't forget! YIP Winter Program applications open September 1. Visit the website for more information.
2018 Leading With Ease Cohort
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Leading With Ease cohort. In our 5th year of offering this program, we look forward to welcoming 14 local nonprofit leaders who have been chosen through a competitive application process. They represent nine MetroWest communities, and cover the fields of Arts & Culture, Community Building, Health & Human Services, Education, and the Environment.  Fun fact: They collectively have 196 years of experience in the nonprofit sector! Learn More
The 2018 Fundraising Accelerator! Networking and Learning for our MetroWest Nonprofit Professionals
The 2nd Annual Fundraising Accelerator is a half day program with industry experts that will provide information and skills to strengthen our nonprofit partners in the MetroWest. Investing in our nonprofit leadership builds a stronger, better, brighter MetroWest.
Meet your Development Associate: Linda Johnson
Linda started working part-time at Foundation for MetroWest last November, which quickly became a full-time temporary position. She officially joined the staff in February as the Development Associate. Linda is currently the key contact person for the upcoming Community Leadership Breakfast, while Ayla Walker is on maternity leave. "I love how varied and vibrant MetroWest is. In addition to the sheer beauty of the area, there’s such a rich offering of great cultural opportunities so close at hand." Meet Linda.
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