Woburn Rotary Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant

Rotary Club of Woburn, an organization that promotes programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in the Woburn Community.  The Rotary Club of Woburn is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program.  This
Woburn –based organization was chosen from a total of 597 applicants, during a competitive review process.
Representing Rotary Club of Woburn, President William Sullivan and Treasurer Dan Walbourne joined 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector.  With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $220 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone.
The Rotary Club of Woburn is grateful to receive generous funds from Cummings Foundation. With this substantial grant our club will be able to:
  • Furnish a defibrillator to a worthy organization each year,
  • Install CO Monitors in elderly homeowners’ residences,
  • Supply local Veterans with new undergarments and socks,
  • Donate Birthday Party Bags filled with items to celebrate a child’s special day,
  • Host a luncheon for Woburn Memorial High School Seniors to celebrate their participation in Student Government Day,
  • Utilize the Fire Safety House at all city wide events and all elementary schools in Woburn.  This will teach the children how to react to smoke and fire in a safe way.
 
The “100K for 100” program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties.  Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties.  Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
 
“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like The Rotary Club of Woburn that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,: said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director.  “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”
 
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
 
The Rotary Club of Woburn, established in 1924, is part of the organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world.   The Mission of the Rotary Club of Woburn is to encourage Service as a way to address the needs of the global and local community.
 
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn.  Bill Cummings released his self written memoir, “Starting Small and Making it Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist,” in March 2018.  Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org and cummings.com/book.
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