More than 400 guests came to Round Hill, South Dartmouth, on Sept. 6 for Summer's Last Blast IX, an end-of-summer celebration featuring fine food by Christian's Catering of Lafrance Hospitality, top shelf beverages served by Judy Lister, and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Michael Rock. More than $100,000 was raised to benefit Community Foundation Operations. For more photos, click picture at left. Click here for a full list of sponsors and many others who contributed to this event.
The Community Foundation elected one new member to its Board of Directors and new officers at its 18th Annual Meeting, held June 18 at Rachel’s Lakeside in Dartmouth. Matthew J. Downey, Esq., President of Downey & Downey P.C., was elected to the board. New officers elected are Edward G. Siegal, CPA, Chair; Seth Garfield, Vice Chair; Mary Louise Nunes, CPA, Treasurer; Liz Isherwood, Assistant Treasurer; June A. Smith, Esq., Clerk; Linda Bodenmann, Assistant Clerk. Peter C. Bogle, Esq. is the Immediate Past Chair. Pictured, above, is new board member Matthew Downey; click photo for a full photo album. For the full story
- CFSEMA's scholarship program, the foundation of our focus on increasing educational attainment and opportunity for our region, has grown tremendously over the past two years. In 2013, CFSEMA awarded about $275,000 in scholarships from 34 funds to graduating high school seniors from 20 cities and towns, as well as current college students. This represents a significant increase from the $170,000 in scholarships awarded in 2010. Check this website after Feb. 15, 2014 for information and applications for the 2014 scholarships. CFSEMA also manages 75 educational funds, including five local education foundations, 59 scholarship funds, 11 educational funds for individual schools and programs, an early literacy initiative, and an adult education grant program. The Foundation is also host to the New Bedford Education Roundtable.
- The SouthCoast Energy Challenge recently launched the TriTown Solar Challenge in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, and about 800 TriTown residents have received letters alerting them that they are part of the only 20% of TriTown homes that are solar compatible. The community can expect to see TriTown Solar Challenge interns knocking on doors and providing information at public events in the community over the next six months. They will
be there to educate the community about solar PV technology and the benefits of energy efficiency. To sign up for a free solar site assessment for your TriTown home or for more information visit the Energy Challenge website,
or contact Karen Stewart. For a full press release