On October 18, women from all over Essex County filled the ballroom at the Peabody Marriott Hotel for The Women’s Fund of Essex County’s 10th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon. The Luncheon honored twelve Essex County agencies, grant recipients under this year’s funding focus of “Economic Self-Sufficiency and Security.” The 2012 grant recipients are: Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Citizens for Adequate Housing, COMPASS for Kids, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill, Girls Inc. of Lynn, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), Healthy Directions, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center/ Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, Wellspring House, YMCA of the North Shore and YWCA of Greater Lawrence.
The Women’s Fund extends special thanks to generous business sponsors of the Grant Awards Luncheon: Anthony & Dodge, PC, Certified Public Accountants; Barry O'Brien, North Shore Communications Groups, Inc.; Beverly Hospital; Brookwood School; Glovsky & Glovsky LLC.; Oakmont Partners, LLC., Personal Wealth Management; Shore Country Day School; Townsend Oil & Propane; J Barrett & Company; North Shore Pro Landscaping; pH Lawn Care; Prince Pizzeria; Tammy MacKenzie/Worth Collection; and The Cricket Press.
The mission of The Women’s Fund of Essex County is to promote philanthropy as we raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide opportunities and solutions for women and girls in need throughout Essex County. The Women’s Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org
Photo credit: Alyse Gause Photography, www.alysegause.com.