Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter: June 2013

Letter From the Office:

As our fiscal year comes to a close, we’d like to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and thank our many supporters for their confidence.

The Chest takes its responsibility to support human services in Concord and Carlisle very seriously and we are proud that we were able to provide over $541,000 in financial support to local programs this year. In addition, we feel that our ability to offer educational support is important and we continued the annual tradition of coordinating an educational seminar for these agencies.

The Chest also feels that it plays a role in bringing our communities together. This year, our Pumpkin Roll and Family Festival, Dr. Hallowell speaker event and our Women Making a Difference luncheon fulfilled those goals.
We look forward to another exciting year as we kick off our new fiscal year and annual campaign next fall.

We hope that you and your families enjoy your summer seasons!

Astrid and Christine

Community Chest celebrates Day of Giving

Each June, the Community Chest hosts a celebratory gathering, aptly called the “Day of Giving”. At this event, all Community Chest grant recipients are presented their annual awards. This year, the Community Chest was proud to have been able to distribute over $541,000 to 29 deserving local agencies and programs. In addition, the Community Chest, presented awards to its largest business sponsors: Cambridge Savings Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust and Concord Hillside Medical Associates.

Day of Giving 2013 – MinuteMan Senior Services

CCCC Board member Johanna Boynton presents a grant award to Joan Butler of MinuteMan Senior Services.

CCCC Board member Johanna Boynton presents a grant award to Joan Butler of MinuteMan Senior Services.

After the ceremony, agency representatives, business sponsors, CCCC board representatives and community members enjoyed a light breakfast and an opportunity to connect with one another.

The activities of the morning are clear reminders of the important functions that these agencies perform and the impact that the Community Chest makes in their abilities to fulfill their missions.

Did you know….

  • that nearly 1200 community members contributed to the annual fund this year?
  • that 185 individuals have given to the Community Chest for 20 or more consecutive years?
  • that 64 households donated to the Community Chest for the first time?
  • that 3 neighbors have joined our legacy giving vehicle, the Red Feather Circle?

Thank you!

Board Changes…

As the end of our fiscal year nears, we would like to thank the following board members who will be stepping off of the board after their years of service: Penny Austen, Johanna Boynton, Kate Galusza, Lindsay Kafka, Betsy Veidenheimer, Marty Gilpatrick Wolf. Their work has been invaluable to the Community Chest!

We would also like to welcome the following individuals who will be joining the Community Chest board: Jean Easterday, Liz Harvey, Cary Keller, Seema Peterson. We are grateful for the time and talents that they will devote to the Chest over the coming years!

Looking Ahead….

2nd Annual Pumpkin Roll and Family Fest

Sunday, October 20th, 2:00-4:00pm
(raindate, October 27th)

Gala and Fundraising Benefit

Friday, April 4th, 6:30pm
Mark the dates in your calendars and look for more information soon!