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Merrimack Valley General Fund awards $40K to local agencies

Merrimack Valley General Fund awards $40K to local agencies
Press Release
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Twenty nonprofit organizations serving the Merrimack Valley region will receive over $40,000 in grant awards from the Merrimack Valley General Fund. The awards ceremony will be held this morning, December 13th, at Family Service Inc. in Lawrence. The grants will help stock shelves at local food pantries , support a variety of after-school programs, as well as fund programs for the elderly and the disabled. A grant to the Lawrence History Center will help fund the development of a curriculum guide for local schools to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bread & Roses Strike next year.

The Merrimack Valley General Fund (MVGF) is a permanent fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) serving agencies in the Eastern Merrimack Valley. The fund was established when the Merrimack Valley Community Foundation merged with ECCF in 2004. The MVGF funds all fields of interest including Arts and Culture, Education, Social and Community Services, and Youth Service. The 2011 MVGF committee members are Richard Blain, North Andover, Peter Caruso, Sr. Andover, Sheila Doherty, Andover, Patricia Driscoll, Lawrence, Julie Gadziala, Andover, Chair, Paul Heggarty, Newburyport, Patricia Karl, North Andover, Lisa Mc Donald, Andover, Daniel Murphy, North Andover, Marianne Paley, Newton, and Len Wilson, Andover. View grant awards...

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