Greater Worcester Community Foundation
GWCF e-News: March 2016 

one41st Annual Meeting 

Mark you calendar for Greater Worcester Community Foundation's annual meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30PM. Corporators will elect new members, receive the 2015 Annual Report, and celebrate local giving.
To reserve please contact Kelly Stimson

twoTrends in Giving: The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
with Joy Hunter Chaillou

Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County and GWCF's Professional Advisor Network invite you to a special dinner on Thursday, April 28 at 5:00PM. 

To reserve please contact Kelly Stimson

Fund Spotlight: John and Frannie Herron Park Fund

John and Frannie Herron moved into one of Worcester's oldest neighborhoods, Crown Hill, in the 1970s. A year after Frannie died in 1996, Preservation Worcester joined with others in the neighborhood to create a pocket park in her honor. When John died in 2008, the park was rededicated as the John and Frannie Herron Park at the family's request. In 2013,Frank Herron and his wife, Sandy Urie, made a gift to the Foundation to create a maintenance fund for the new park.

Today, the park offers an oasis of greenery in dense Crown Hill. A walkway and bench invite visitors to stroll and linger.

Meet the Foundation's Newest Team Members 
Welcome Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Shugrue

GWCF recently appointed two new program officers who will be responsible for smooth and efficient grant making practices and
creating positive relationships with nonprofit
grantees and other organizations in Central Massachusetts.

Jonathan Cohen brings more than 24 years of nonprofit experience in leadership and organization management, most recently as Executive Director of the JData Project at 
Brandeis University, and a volunteer at Andy's Attic.

Sarah Shugrue brings more than six years of nonprofit management and philanthropy experience, most recently as Manager of Western MA Partnerships at Mass Mentoring Partnership, and as Training & Program Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest.
Story Image
Upcoming Grant Deadlines

We present new granting guidelines, reflecting our vision for a healthy and vibrant community for children, families, youth and our diverse workforce. 

Upcoming Deadlines:

sixNonprofit Support Center
Still Space to Reserve

There's still time to reserve your space for NSC's Winter/Spring 2016 sessions. 

Upcoming Session: Fundraising isn't about money... neither is giving will be held on Thursday, May 5. 

Get in Touch
Contact Kelly Stimson, Director of Donor Services 508.755.0980  or