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The Passing of our friend State Rep. Chris Walsh

We were sorry to hear the news that our dear friend State Representative Chris Walsh has passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.
Chris has been a long time supporter of our United Way, Mass2-1-1 and Call2talk. Along with Senator Karen Spilka and Representative David Linsky they have secured thousands of dollars of funding  for our organization and the people we serve. 

Roy-Pope and Morreale-Leeber Win United Way’s ATHENA Leadership Award

March 13, 2018  |  Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni
FRAMINGHAM – On International Women’s Day, the United Way of Tri-County hosted the 2018 Athena Luncheon to recognize 14 finalists and announce the two
winners of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award ® .
The winners were Nishita Roy-Pope, from Dell EMC Global Centers of Excellence, and Susanne Morreale Leeber, President and CEO of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Athena Nomination 2019


  • You are encouraged to work closely with your nominee to complete their nomination.
  • Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award must be submitted using this nomination form and format.
  • You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc) with your completed nomination form.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides extraordinary service to improve the quality of life of women and/or girls in their community. Include type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has actively assisted women and/or girls in achieving their full leadership potential, and/or demonstrated support of their personal and professional advancement.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession in helping women and/ or girls. (word limit of 250-500 words)
Include any additional information you feel is important for consideration of your nominee. Include awards, honors, publications, articles and/or testimonials that demonstrate service to their profession, community, and, most importantly, aspiring and established women leaders.

Christina Wynn: Mass. 2-1-1 is a key resource for residents

By Christina Wynn

PITTSFIELD — Many of us know someone — a friend or a relative — who was directly affected by the trio of monster hurricanes or ferocious wildfires that impacted many areas of our country this past year. Perhaps they were forced to evacuate, leaving behind the home they had built along with all their personal belongings, and were in need of shelter, clothes and basic necessities. Maybe they could stay in their home, but lost power and were unable to draw water from their tap or keep perishable food products on hand to feed their young children.

City nonprofits receive grants

MARLBOROUGH - Four Marlborough nonprofits were recently awarded $2,100 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program.
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul Mission Church Conference and Marlborough Community Cupboard each received $550. Crossroads School and Special Olympics Massachusetts - which is headquartered in the city - were awarded $500.

New focus for Framingham Salvation Army

By Jim Haddadin | MetroWest Daily News
FRAMINGHAM — With its staff and volunteers under a new roof, the Framingham Salvation Army Corps is retooling for the future.
The group, which recently left its home of more than 30 years on Concord Street, is adopting a new focus on youth and family services at its new facility on Howard Street.


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