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Updated: May 25, 2020 The Power 50 Class of 2020

2020 Power 50: Barbara G. Fields & Carolyn J. Stempler

Barbara G. Fields (left), president & CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation; and Carolyn J. Stempler, GWCF board chair
Barbara G. Fields & Carolyn J. Stempler
  • Organization: Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Titles: Fields: President & CEO; Stempler: Board chair
  • Residences: Fields: Providence; Stempler: Shrewsbury
  • Colleges: Fields: Tufts University & MIT; Stempler: Arizona State University & Wharton School/Penn Engineering

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Fresh faces are taking over at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, where Stempler is in the middle of a four-year term as board chair and helped lead the charge to bring Fields from Rhode Island to head the organization with more than $150 million in assets, funding nonprofits around Central Mass.

GWCF took a leading role in the coronavirus crisis, partnering with the United Way of Central Mass. and the City of Worcester in the biggest fundraising effort in Central Mass. to help important causes. After starting the Worcester Together fund with $535,000 from GWCF, it has raised more than $6.5 million. While much of GWCF’s efforts are driven by donors' desires, Fields and Stempler are clearly forging their own path.

What makes Central Mass. unique? We have a diverse and talented community of people, with colleges, medical organizations, and business providing opportunities.

Child of refugees: Fields: I'm a first-generation American.

Moving at high rates of speed: Stempler: I am an expert snowboarder, skier and have my motorcycle license.

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