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    June 2016

    GAIL ROBERTS NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

    By | 2017-01-18T13:17:11+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Press Release|

    Local real estate broker Gail Roberts, an associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Cambridge, has been elected to the board of directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation.  A high-profile member of her profession, Roberts has been honored as the number-one ranked real estate associate in New England and one of her firm’s top-10 agents worldwide. She has earned an equally high profile for community service, serving currently on the boards of the New England chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Mount Auburn Hospital, the Huntington Theatre Company and the Guidance Center. “Gail is a vibrant personality, a leader in her work and in the city, and a generous contributor to community organizations – including this Foundation,” said Richard Harriman, chairman of the Board of Directors. “She is a creative force with a natural gift for building social networks, and I am delighted to welcome her to our board.” “I am lucky to be in a profession that enables me to give back and help others,” said Roberts. “That brings me a lot of joy. I am honored to be invited to join the board, and especially glad to get involved at a time when the Foundation is [...]

    CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NAMED A FINALIST IN NATIONAL FUNDING COMPETITION BY ARTPLACE AMERICA

    By | 2017-01-18T13:17:35+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Press Release|

    The Cambridge Community Foundation has been selected among 1,400 applicants from across the country to be a finalist in a major grant program that aims to increase the role of arts and culture in community planning and development. On June 7, 2016, ArtPlace America announced that the Cambridge Community Foundation’s Central Square: Preserving Equity in a boom town project, is one of 80 projects that will be considered for its 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund. ArtPlace America (ArtPlace), a New York City-based organization, is a ten-year collaboration among 16 partner foundations, along with 8 federal agencies and 6 financial institutions, that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. ArtPlace focuses its work on creative placemaking, which describes projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development. This brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies pioneered by Jane Jacobs and her colleagues, who believed that community development must be locally informed, human-centric, and holistic. “This is wonderful news,” said Geeta Pradhan, president and CEO of [...]