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March 2015


By | 2017-11-30T00:54:53+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Press Release|

Bob Hurlbut to Step Down after 21 Years at the Helm of the Cambridge Community Foundation; Tribute Raises $220,000 for New Legacy Fund CAMBRIDGE, MA— About 280 supporters and community leaders gathered this month to honor Bob Hurlbut, Executive Director of the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF), who has announced his retirement after 21 years. The May 13 tribute at the Microsoft NERD Center raised around $220,000 in support of the newly launched Hurlbut Legacy Fund for Cambridge. “I was overwhelmed and it has been my good fortune to work with so many good people in Cambridge – agency heads, donors, and those who really care about the city,” Bob Hurlbut said. “It is they who deserve the praise and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Since taking over as executive director, Bob has grown the foundation from $6 million to $33 million, and forged dozens of new partnerships in his tireless effort to build community and make Cambridge a place of opportunity for all. CCF now returns a total of $1.3 million each year to a broad range of social service agencies. “Bob convened groups, collaborated with all and wove different interests into a strong fabric of [...]


By | 2017-11-30T00:54:53+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Innovation Economy, Press Release|

Grants will expand and enhance science education for Massachusetts schools CAMBRIDGE, MA—Programming robots to record weather data. Fabricating mechanical parts with a 3D mill. Speaking with astronauts on the International Space Station. These are among the projects that will come to life in Massachusetts public and charter schools in 2015, thanks to Cambridge Community Foundation and Biogen Idec Foundation’s second annual Ignite the Power of STEM competitive grant program. Cambridge Community Foundation, which administers the program, selected 18 grants out of 54 applicants from across the state. Biogen Idec Foundation funded the program, totaling $84,520. The program represents a special partnership between business and the local community. The Ignite the Power of STEM grants support innovative programs that increase science literacy, encourage youth to pursue scientific careers, create classroom excitement and provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and math. Applicant schools had to be represented at the 2014 Massachusetts STEM Summit to be eligible. “I am impressed with the diversity of school programs and creative spirit in their grant applications. Most important are the collaborative efforts they represented. Congratulations to students, teachers, and schools, and thanks to Biogen Idec Foundation for breathing financial life into such STEM [...]

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