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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Ann T. Lisi, President and CEO, and Chris O’Keefe, Vice President of Program, as well as occasional guest bloggers about what’s happening at Greater Worcester Community Foundation.


By Ann T. Lisi / October 2, 2018
Cost is only one consideration for whether to attend college after high school. Being ready academically, personally, and socially can be huge stumbling blocks that not every family is able to navigate. Thankfully, in Worcester, there are organizations here to help.

By Ann T. Lisi / September 17, 2018
Our fall workshops for nonprofit leaders address timely topics that span the spectrum.

By Chris O’Keeffe / August 15, 2018
The opportunity gap in this country won't close itself. On the local and national level, we're standing up to address it.

By Ann T. Lisi / July 24, 2018
And sustaining it by supporting diverse voices and catalyzing collaborations that make our community strong.

By Chris O’Keeffe / June 5, 2018
Summer learning loss doesn't have to happen. We're partnering to turn this phenomenon around.

By Ann T. Lisi / May 17, 2018
The Renaissance Award is the Foundation's highest honor, and we believe we have a truly exceptional recipient in Friendly House Executive Executive Director, Gordon Hargrove.

By Ann T. Lisi / April 9, 2018
We hear from professional advisors throughout the year, whenever the conversation turns to charitable giving.

By Ann T. Lisi / March 19, 2018
I like it best when our Foundation Board Room becomes the NSC Conference Center, a bustling place, filled with the voices of peers and professionals exchanging ideas and drawing support from one another.

By Liz Nye / February 27, 2018
There is no question that empowering youth contributes to a stronger community. As the weight of societal issues falls heavier upon the shoulders of young adults, affordable post-high school options become even more critical.

By Kelly Stimson / February 12, 2018
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Barr Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation has joined Creative Commonwealth, a new initiative to strengthen arts and creativity across Massachusetts.

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