Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter June 2012

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Celebrates  

Day of Giving


Minuteman Arc 

Minuteman ARC happily accepts its Community Chest grant.

On the beautifully sunny morning of June 12th, over 50 agency representatives, citizens, and Chest board and allocations committee members gathered at the Concord Town House to reflect on and celebrate the work and accomplishments of the past year.  The Chest engages in a thorough process of reviewing grant applications, interviewing applicant programs and awarding funds.  The Community Chest was thrilled to announce its ability to grant over $547,000 for fiscal year 2012-2013 to 31 deserving local agencies and programs that do so much to enrich the towns of Concord and Carlisle.  

Board Transitions

 The Community Chest wishes to thank its board members of 2011-12 for their hard work over the past year.  We would especially like to recognize Wendy McNally, Maura Perkins, Patty Popov, Ed Prewitt, Mark Russell Prior, Valerie Thayer and Adam Winstanley, who will be stepping down from board service. Their contributions have been invaluable.  In addition, Betsy Veidenheimer will complete her term as President of the Board of Directors.  She has been a supportive leader and has dedicated countless hours to the Community Chest during her tenure.

Penny Austen

Incoming President of the Board of Directors, Penny Austen
Looking forward, the Community Chest is excited to welcome Alyssa Bigay, Johanna Boynton, Laura Davidian, Paul Mahoney, Wade Rubinstein and Trish Siefer to the Board of Directors.  We are grateful that such talented individuals are able to dedicate time in their busy schedules to support the Community Chest.  We are also pleased to announce that Penny Austen will serve as the new President of the Board of Directors for 2012-13.  Penny has been an active board member and we are confident that her energy and vision will serve the Chest well over the coming year.

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Enjoy the Sun!!

The Community Chest wishes all supporters, neighbors and friends a safe, happy and healthy summer!


Watch for the beginning of our 2012-13 Annual Campaign in October!