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Greater Worcester Community Foundation to Announce $10,000 Renaissance Award at Annual Meeting

WORCESTER, MA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / June 12, 2024 / Greater Worcester Community Foundation will announce the winner of its 20th Renaissance Award at its annual meeting.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12
  • Time: 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1 Mercantile Street, Auditorium, Worcester, MA 01608

Award Details:

The Renaissance Award was established in 2004 through an endowment created by a founding member of the Foundation, John W. (“Jack”) Lund, who passed away in 2010 at age 90. Jack created the award to outstanding individuals within the Worcester County community who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and innovation in the nonprofit sector. The $5,000 prize is given to the individual to support personal renewal through experiences such as travel or study. New this year, the Foundation will match the prize with a $5,000 grant to the winner’s nonprofit.

Annual Meeting Program:

In addition to the Renaissance Award announcement, the annual meeting will include an update on the Foundation’s 2023 financial reporting, a performance by Hanover Theatre’s Worcester Youth Speak Honestly group, and a speech by Elliot Rivera, Executive Director of Youth in Action in Rhode Island.

The following Worcester County individuals are up for election at the annual meeting:

Joining the Foundation’s Board of Directors:

  • Christine Cassidy, Fallon Health
  • Lisa Hill McDonough, Community Volunteer

Continuing a second term on the Board of Directors:

  • Michael Angelini, Bowditch & Dewey
  • Eric Torkornoo, Fidelity Bank

Joining as a Foundation corporator:

  • Akosua Agyepong, Sequel Law
  • Melanie Bonsu, Saint Gobain Abrasives
  • Mario Florez, UMass Memorial Health
  • William J. Kerrissey Jr., UniBank
  • Sean Scanlon, College of the Holy Cross
  • Julian Wade, Davis Publications
  • Elizabeth Wickstrom Morse, Wickstrom Morse

About the Greater Worcester Community Foundation:

Greater Worcester Community Foundation is central Massachusetts’ leading community foundation, employing its expertise and resources to address the region’s most urgent needs. Since 1975, it has worked in partnership with donors to build a $200 million endowment composed of more than 600 named charitable funds and award over $167 million in grants that have helped transform communities and build a strong and vibrant region. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and how to give, please visit www.greaterworcester.org.

Media Availability:

Following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting at 5:30 on June 12, the Renaissance Award winner will be available for interview or comments. Greater Worcester Community Foundation President & CEO, Pete Dunn, will also be available for media inquiries.


For media inquiries, interview requests, or to RSVP to the annual meeting, please contact Melody MacLean.


Melody MacLean

Senior Director of Commuications


Phone: 508-755-0980 ext 102