Cummings Foundation Announces Local Grants

$100,000 each to seven Beverly/Salem healthcare and social service institutions, including Montserrat College of Art!

PHOTO: (back row, left to right) Richard Wylie, president, Endicott College; Deborah Kincade Rambo, president, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston; Susan Healey Payson, senior vice president philanthropy, Beverly Hospital of Lahey Health System; Ken Hanover, president and CEO, Beverly Hospital of Lahey Health System; Steve Drohosky, general manager, Cummings Center. (front row, left to right) Stephen Immerman, president, Montserrat College of Art; Maureen Banks, president, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Joyce Vyriotes, communications director, Cummings Properties; Patricia Meservey, president, Salem State University.

Cummings Foundation, Inc., a principal beneficiary of the earnings from Beverly’s Cummings Center business park, has announced a significant expansion of its support for Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk county not-for-profits. Seven major North Shore institutions have received grants of $100,000 each, most of which will be paid over two or more years.

The Foundation received 203 proposals during its first grant cycle, from January 2 to April 15, 2012. Through its recently created grant-making affiliate, One World Boston, Inc., it will award more than 60 new grants totaling at least $7 million in 2012, almost all within its tri-county area.

In addition to $100,000 previously committed to North Shore Community College, Cummings Foundation announced its support for three additional local schools. Endicott College, Salem State University, and Montserrat College of Art will each receive $100,000. The same amount will go to two local healthcare organizations, Beverly Hospital and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care-North Shore, as well as to Catholic Charities North, which has locations in Salem, Peabody, and Gloucester.

Cummings Center general manager Steve Drohosky said, “While the Cummings organization has always believed in being a good corporate neighbor, we are delighted to be able extend our support through these substantial special grants to deserving North Shore organizations.”

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