AROUND THE VALLEY
GLCF Receives a Barr Foundation Grant for Lowell Cultural Economy Plan
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to develop a Cultural Economy Plan for Lowell.
Broadly inclusive and forward-looking, the planning process will engage the arts and cultural organizations, practitioners and diverse residents to work together for a more vibrant arts and cultural community and creative economy.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Accepting College Scholarship Applications
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is accepting applications for its Annual MoneyStrong College Scholarship and for the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s 2020 Credit Union College Scholarship Program.
The Credit Union’s MoneyStrong College Scholarship will award $10,000 in scholarships to applicants currently enrolled in college, as well as incoming freshmen for the fall 2020 semester. Student applicants must be members of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union to be eligible. Current college students can apply to receive $1,000 and high school seniors could receive $500.
More information including submission forms, instructions, required documentation and application deadlines for each scholarship can be accessed here.
Docs for Socks: Anna Jaques Hospital Partners With Local Podiatrists To Collect Socks For The Homeless
Newburyport Podiatrists Angela Barnes and James J. DiResta once again partnered with Anna Jaques Hospital in the “Docs for Socks” program and collected 400 pairs of new socks for people impacted by homelessness in the Valley. The socks were delivered to Ellie Davis at the YWCA Greater Newburyport who will distribute the socks to the greatest area of need throughout the community.
Why socks? The answer is simple: homeless men and women who live in shelters and on the streets spend much of their time outside and are often exposed to rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures; this leaves many with soaking wet socks and shoes for days or weeks at a time. These circumstances can result in serious infections and ailments, such as immersion foot or frostbite. The best way to prevent these types of conditions is to keep feet clean, dry and warm.
Ruth’s House Receives Grant From The George C. Wadleigh Foundation For $20,000
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Greater Lowell Community Foundation Elects New Member to Board of Directors
At the Greater Lowell Community Foundation December Board Meeting, the board of directors unanimously approved the election of Ryan J. Swartz, an attorney at McLane Middleton and vice chair of its Trusts and Estates Department, to the board.
Swartz advises individuals and families regarding various estate planning matters, including estate, gift, income and generation skipping transfer tax strategies. He advises fiduciaries in conservatorship, probate and trust administration matters. Ryan also counsels individuals and business owners regarding business succession planning and various asset protection techniques.