GL Community Foundation Set to ‘Celebrate Giving!’

Next Monday, Dec. 6, at 5.30 pm, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation will announce its 2010 grant recipients, volunteer award recipients, and other awards at an event featuring keynnote speaker Paul S. Grogan, president and CEO of the Boston Foundation. The evening begins with a reception in the Hall of Flags at the Auditorium, and then people will move next door to the seats at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. The RSVP’s were due Nov. 28, but some seats may be available. Tickets are $35. Contact or call 978-970-1600, or check online at

Since 1998, the GL Community Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. Our blogging colleague Marie Sweeney has played a key role in the Foundation’s success with her work on the grant process and other operations.

Enterprise Bank is the Premier Event Sponsor. A glance at the list of Philantropist Level Sponsors for the event reveals many familiar names of people and businesses, more evidence of the extraordinary generosity that we see every day in Lowell and Greater Lowell: Accutronics Inc.; Richard and Nancy Donahue, Sr.; Eastern Bank; Enel Green Power; Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union; Mary Jo Leahy; Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank; Lowell General Hospital; Lowell National Historical Park; McDonald Group, UBS Financial Services; Middlesex Community College; Eagle Claw Capital Management, LLC; Sovereign Bank; Trinity EMS Inc.; University of Massachusetts Lowell; and Varsity Facility Services. (this is a list on the invitation—there may be an updated list on the website).