On Jan. 9, representatives from Fallon Community Health Plan in Worcester presented a community benefits grant of $13,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. The grant will support the club's education programs for at-risk adolescents in Worcester. Pictured, from left to right, are: Kate McEvoy-Zdoncyzk, senior director of community and government relations, FCHP; Charley Goheen, executive vice president and CFO, FCHP; Ron Hadorn, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester; and Eric H. Schultz, president and CEO, FCHP.
Employees of Rollstone Bank & Trust's seven branches donated a percentage of their own salaries to raise funds for the United Way of Central Massachusetts in Worcester. With 91 percent of the bank's employees taking part, the bank raised $35,000 for the nonprofit organization. Pictured, from left to right, are some of the Rollstone Bank & Trust employees who increased their United Way contributions: Deborah Schultz, Kathy Connor, Marianne Connor, Julie Marceau, Amy Lore, Amy Bonilla, Yesenia Davila, Melissa Kuehl, Donna Lockhart, Richard Williams, Peg Padovano, Melody Vargo, and Joan Daigle.
Saint Gobain, an international manufacturer of high-performance abrasives with operations in Central Mass., recently contributed $165,000 from its corporate foundation to the United Way of Central Massachusetts. The donation represented the foundation's largest single gift to any nonprofit organization in the United States. Pictured, from left to right, are: Glenn Knowlton, Donna Zalauskas, and Mark Rayfield of Saint Gobain; Tim Garvin, president and CEO of United Way of Central Mass., Mark Bilotta, a member of United Way of Central Mass. board of directors and the CEO of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Inc., and Lynne Feraco, assistant vice president for Campaign Operations at the United Way of Central Mass.
Patriot Ambulance Inc. of Chelmsford recently pledged $30,000 to Marlborough Hospital, making the company the 10th member of the hospital's “President's Circle,” a group of businesses and philanthropic leaders committed to supporting health care for community members. The donation, which will be paid over the course of three years, will support the hospital's general fund. Pictured, from left to right, are: David Walton, president of Patriot Ambulance Inc., and John W. Polanowicz, president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital.
Over the course of four recent regional forums, the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts in Fitchburg awarded a total of $10,000 in “Managing for Excellence” grants to six local agencies: the Athol Salvation Army, Loaves and Fishes of Devens, the Gardner Community Action Committee, the Orange Food Pantry, Ginny's Helping Hand of Leominster, and Our Father's House of Fitchburg. Pictured, from left to right, are: Ginny White of Ginny's Helping Hands, Barbara Garneau of Our Father's House, and Phil Grzewinski, the president of the community foundation.