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October 2014 Newsletter
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Limited Number of Tickets Still Available!

 

Don't miss out on this year's Community Leadership Breakfast featuring Raj Sisodia, one of the thought leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement.

 

At the event, Raj will share with us the guiding principles underlying successful business practices. His focus aligns with the theme of our annual breakfast, which is to explore the essential connection between business leaders and community philanthropy.

 

This promises to be a great event, and we hope to see you at the Newton Marriott on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 a.m. For event details and to purchase tickets, click here.

GIVE
Making Giving Easier  

 

Did you know that you can make regular, monthly donations to the Foundation for MetroWest?

 

Small, reoccurring gifts can make a big impact, allowing the Foundation to provide critical support and funding to hundreds of MetroWest nonprofits. It's easy to add the Foundation into your monthly budget. A gift of just $25 per month can make a big difference in maintaining and improving the quality of life in MetroWest.

 

Click here to set up your monthly donations today and select "Monthly" under the "Donation Frequency" drop-down menu.

INITIATIVES & IMPACT

Foundation Board Chair Speaks to the Importance of Investing Locally

 

Bob Brack, Chair of the Foundation for MetroWest Board of Trustees

Bob Brack was looking to increase his community involvement despite his busy schedule, when he got a call from a friend to join the Foundation for MetroWest Board of Trustees.

 

"I served on the Board at MetroWest Medical Center with Pat Poitras, a founding member of the Foundation for MetroWest," said Brack. "She gave me a call one day asking if I would be interested in joining the Foundation for MetroWest Board. At the time, I was very busy, running a company with 12 locations and over 500 employees. I met with the Executive Director and realized that despite my schedule, I could increase my philanthropic involvement in my community by joining the Foundation's Board." CONTINUE READING>

 

 

MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund Distributes $87K to Local Food Pantries  
 
The Foundation for MetroWest recently distributed $87,000 to 49 local food pantries in 29 MetroWest cities and towns through the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund.
  
Recognizing that the greatest need for donations often falls during the summer months, we changed the timing of this important community initiative. With the help of Foundation donors and fundholders, we were able to have a greater impact this year, ensuring that our community food pantries were able to help our most vulnerable neighbors.
  
Click here to see a list of organizations that received funding this year through the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund.
Annual Turkey Trot Partners with The Fund for Wellesley
 

The Fund for Wellesley, and Endowed Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, is excited to announce its 2014 Turkey Trot.

 

Race Director Carol Chaoui reached out to The Fund for Wellesley last winter, as she was seeking to partner with a local nonprofit. She was looking to combine her love of running and philanthropy, and thought this would be the perfect partnership with the potential for the race to be the Fund's signature event and part of Wellesley's Thanksgiving Day tradition for generations to come. The Fund is excited to announce that Carol has now also joined their Community Board!

 

For details about the event and sponsorship information, click here.

STRENGTHENING & CONNECTING METROWEST
 
Our relationship with nonprofit organizations does not begin or end with a grant decision. We offer services and resources through our Center for Philanthropy Education to help nonprofit staff, board and volunteers think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently - through seminars, executive leadership development, and capacity-building programs.
  
  
11/13/14 Yes, You Must Have An Annual Report. Here's How. 
  
11/19/14 Boston Business Journal Books of Lists 101
  
  

 

Please Note: We are happy to offer these seminars free of charge to MetroWest nonprofit organizations. Please help us continue to offer our programs for free. If your plans change after you register, and you cannot attend, please notify us at least 48 hours before the event. If you register and do not attend, there will be a $25 no-show fee. 

  
  
Community Events
The Fund for Wellesley & Ballentine Partners: Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Book Reading and Discussion
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Wellesley, MA
  
Wellesley Council on Aging & AARP: Reinvest in You
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wellesley, MA
 
Walnut Hill School: Laundry and Bourbon & Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music
Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Natick, MA


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