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September 2016

CAMBRIDGE PASTOR LORRAINE THORNHILL NAMED TO CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:47+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Release|

Rev. Lorraine Thornhill was elected to the board of directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation at its quarterly meeting in September.  She is the first female pastor of the First Holiness Church, Cambridge.  Prior to that she worked for seven years in the role of psychotherapist for Bentley College in Waltham, MA. “I am delighted to be offered this opportunity to serve the Cambridge community in this new role ” said Rev. Thornhill. “The Foundation has a long history and a unique role to play, connecting people, raising issues of common concern, and supporting the important work undertaken by local nonprofits.” Rev. Thornhill currently serves as the president of the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance. She is also one of three chaplains commissioned to serve in the Cambridge Police Chaplaincy Program, the first program of its kind in Massachusetts, and serves as a commissioner for the City of Cambridge’s Human Services Department and as vice-chair of the Cambridge YWCA. Rev. Thornhill is the founder of Higher Heights, LLC, a life-coaching business. “Lorraine Thornhill is a wonderful addition to the Foundation’s board board,” said Richard Harriman, chairman of the board of directors. “Her many leadership roles illustrate her deep personal and [...]

ELLEN MOOT, LONG-TIME FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER WAS KNOWN FOR HER COMMITMENT AND SERVICE

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:47+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Press Release|

A civic leader of great compassion and wide reach, and an ardent supporter of the Cambridge Community Foundation, Ellen Moot died in Chocorua, N.H., on September 3, 2016. “Ellen was involved in everything in Cambridge,” said Patricia Pratt, who herself served 13 years on the Foundation board with a 12-year stint as president. “She knew so much – so she ran the distribution committee.” After years of helping to shape the Foundation’s grantmaking work, Ellen finally stepped down in May of 2001 after serving for 18 years. Made an honorary board member at that point, she accepted her new status as a professional opportunity – and continued to attend board meetings and contribute from a seemingly bottomless fund of knowledge and compassion. “In spirit and in deed, she shaped the Foundation,” said Robert Hurlbut, longtime executive director of the organization, who retired in 2015. “She urged me to join it after I retired as headmaster of the Park School. Her knowledge of Cambridge and of the nonprofit organizations that served it and contributed to the qualities that make this city so special was truly inspiring.” Her engagement with the Foundation has continued. “I was delighted to meet Ellen earlier [...]

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