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January 2018

Work at CCF! Job Opening

By | 2018-01-24T19:39:56+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Press Release|

Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President We are seeking a dependable, creative and organized individual, who enjoys working in a mission-driven, results-oriented fast paced environment. Responsible for maintaining the efficiency of office operations and providing daily critical administrative support to the President, the ideal candidate must have excellent administrative, technical and organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated capacity to work independently, good judgment and the ability to maintain a calm balance among multiple priorities. Roles and Responsibilities: Office Management: Maintain office by organizing office operations and procedures; managing incoming and outgoing mail; designing and maintaining filing systems; monitoring and maintaining office supplies; Work with outside vendors to ensure maintenance and updating of IT hardware, software, server and website. Problem solve when technical issues arise; Manage and coordinate phone coverage and serve as the first point of contact for outside calls and inquiries; Manage and maintain office calendar, coordinate and track staff meetings, employee work schedules; and schedule conference room for external partners; Assist with external communications — email blasts, social media, and website as requested; Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Executive Support: Manage and maintain calendar and arrange meetings [...]

CONVERSATIONS ON THE EDGE

By | 2018-02-07T16:43:46+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Civic Leadership, Civic Voice, Community Needs, Press Release, Programs|

Immigration Thursday, January 18 – 6:00PM-7:30PM Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA What do we mean when we say, “America is a nation of immigrants”? According to the Migration Policy Institute, immigrants make up over 13% of the United States population, with some sources citing hundreds of thousands of new arrivals each year. In this conversation, grassroots organizers and legal experts will explore issues that affect immigrants in the United States today, including current and potential protective policies for immigrants and refugees, immigration reform,  paths to citizenship, and how local organizations can empower immigrants to participate in their local communities and civic life. Join us for a welcome reception with refreshments and light snacks at 5:30pm.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Please note: This event is almost sold-out. If you plan on attending, please reserve your spot at the link above! The Cambridge Center for Adult Education has a long history as a beacon for learning and discussion on topics of import. This series is presented in partnership with the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). Panelists Eva Millona | Executive Director, MIRA: Eva A. Millona is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition [...]

November 2017

Driving Change

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:34+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Civic Leadership, Community Needs, Press Release|

The Fall 2017 issue of our Newsletter probes a major city report on urgent needs in Cambridge, presents a program helping immigrant children stranded in the legal system, and celebrates the gift of Maurice Anderson responding to urgent community needs. We are delighted to introduce seven new board members, and the members of the Professional Advisors Council. Read more here: 

Jennifer Pline joins Board of Directors

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:34+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Board of Directors, Press Release|

Jennifer Pline named trustee of Cambridge Community Foundation November 16, 2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA. Jennifer A. Pline, executive vice president and head of Wealth Management at Cambridge Trust Company, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation. She serves as a trustee, with a specific responsibility for oversight of the Foundation’s endowment. This appointment reflects the long history Cambridge Trust Company has as one of the founding banks of the Foundation. Cambridge Trust Company shares this role with Bank of America, which is a successor to Harvard Trust Bank, which played a role in the creation of the Foundation in 1916. In addition to four bank-appointed trustees, the board includes community members who collectively share responsibility for managing the organization. “I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to the board,” said Richard Harriman, board chairman. “She brings deep expertise and a strong record of financial management to her role as a trustee. We have a highly engaged group in place, including a number of new members who bring their special knowledge of Cambridge to the table, and I expect Jennifer will bring welcome insights and professional expertise to the mix.” In her role at Cambridge [...]

September 2017

Introducing Our New Board Members

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:40+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Board of Directors, Press Release|

New board members bring a wide range of expertise, institutional connections  to Cambridge Community Foundation  For more information contact David Truebood at dtrueblood@cambridgecf.org or 617-576-9966 The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced a significant change in its board of directors with the naming of six new members, including Andus Baker, Sarah Gallop, Lisa Ijiri, Elizabeth Keating, Mike Shires, and Jonathan L. Walton. These appointments brings board membership to 23. The board serves as the ultimate authority for the 100-plus year-old charitable organization, the only foundation with all of Cambridge in its purview. That includes setting the community impact and civic leadership agenda for the Foundation,  signing off on two annual rounds of grants to local nonprofits organizations,promoting philanthropy, and building the Cambridge Endowment. New members include: Andus Baker Financial Services Executive Andus recently retired from a 20+ year career at Fidelity Investments where he held marketing, product development, and strategy roles in the firm's retail and asset management businesses.  Andus managed many high performing teams, and helped grow Fidelity's DAF business, Fidelity Charitable.  Andus serves as the president of the Cambridge Skating Club, was formerly on the Christ Church Vestry, and for many years served as a volunteer with various Cambridge youth sports [...]

August 2017

A PATH FORWARD

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:40+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Civic Voice, Press Release, Special Reports|

A path forward. On Saturday, August 19, 2017 over forty thousand people marched in Boston to send a clear message—“hatred, bigotry, racism have no place in our community!”  This event was a rally for equity, justice, tolerance, humanity… for love, inclusion, liberty …for a life free of discrimination, persecution, and fear.  It stressed the essential constitutional and humanistic idea that “Otherness” was normal, but inciting hatred and violence against the “Other” was not. The voices in this spectacular event echo the values held by the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) since it was founded in 1916.  CCF has worked relentlessly with the quintessential “Other”, the underprivileged, vulnerable, immigrant communities in Cambridge, to secure a starting foothold in their lives. We are now confronted with the broader issues beyond those first steps: How do we sustain the spirit of generosity in a community whose long-term success depends on social and economic interdependence?  How do we deepen the discourse of Cambridge as an engine of innovation to embrace the breadth of this community? The Foundation serves the community as a neutral convener, connecting people, knowledge and resources, and strives to be a catalyst and a partner to promote the desired changes [...]

May 2017

Press Release: Moacir Barbosa elected to the governing board of Cambridge Community Foundation

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:40+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Press Release|

Moacir Barbosa, a long-time community leader in Cambridge has been elected to the board of directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation. He currently serves as Director of Community Engagement at Health Resources in Action, a Boston-based public health institute that seeks to improve health through social change. His work there is focused on collective impact, community engagement, youth development and violence prevention. A native of Cape Verde who grew up in Cambridge, Barbosa is a member of the board of trustees of the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-run organization working for social justice through collaboration based on the Harvard University campus. He also serves as chair of the Men of Color Health Task Force and is a member of the board of trustees of the Cambridge Health Alliance hospital system. “Mo brings exceptional knowledge and insight about Cambridge – especially about young people in the city,” said Richard Harriman, chairman of the board of the Foundation. “I expect him to make a significant contribution to this organization as we go forward.” “I am delighted to join the Foundation,” said Barbosa. “Its commitment to expanding opportunity for local residents is critically important. I look forward to joining with the [...]

Press Release: Cheryl Vozzella named to the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:41+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Press Release|

Bank of America names Cheryl Vozzella a trustee of Cambridge Community Foundation Cheryl Vozzella, a managing director and market sales executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, has been named to the board of directors of the Cambridge Community Foundation. She serves on the board as a trustee, which reflects the historic relationship of the Bank of America to the Foundation. As a successor bank to Harvard Trust Company, U.S. Trust shares oversight of the Foundation’s endowment with Cambridge Trust Company. In addition to four bank-appointed trustees, the board includes community board members who collectively share responsibility for managing the organization.  Cambridge Community Foundation, the only foundation serving the entire city, established in 1916, is currently marking its centennial year. It funds nonprofit organizations through two annual sets of grants, serves as a civic leader, promotes collaboration focused on urgent local issues, and partners with donors to provide a permanent source of charitable funds for the city, known as the Cambridge Endowment. “I am delighted that Cheryl will be filling this important role with the Foundation,” said Richard Harriman, chairman of the board. “She brings both important professional skills and personal qualities that will make her [...]

March 2017

Press Release: Boomtown/Hometown Report

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:41+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Civic Leadership, Civic Voice, Press Release, Research & Reports, Shared Prosperity|

Read the Report Can Cambridge retain its culture of diversity and opportunity in a dynamic innovation economy? Foundation calls for an agenda for ‘Shared Prosperity’ March 1 2017 A new report by Cambridge Community Foundation charts the impact of trends in housing, education and income disparity that threaten the city’s prized culture of diversity and inclusion, even as its enviable role in a regional innovation economy drives soaring levels of prosperity. A review of relevant data raises questions about whether this growth actually benefits city residents–or whether a growing financial disconnect means many residents can no longer afford the city they live in. Fully 78 percent of current low-income households in Cambridge are “cost burdened,” spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Over half spend over 50 percent of total income on housing. They qualify as “severely cost burdened.” In 2015, Just 4 percent of the city’s rental housing stock was affordable for a family with two workers earning $75,000 a year in total – in a community with a median annual household income of just over $79,000. The cost of buying a home is inevitably further out of reach: just 2 percent of single-family [...]

February 2017

JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT CAMBRIDGE MARCH 1st

By | 2017-11-30T00:54:42+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Civic Leadership, Press Release, Shared Prosperity|

A new report by the Cambridge Community Foundation draws attention to three powerful trends now shaping our city's future: increasing income inequality, rapidly rising housing costs and persistent educational disparities. Where are these trends taking Cambridge? Can our city-with its booming innovation economy and exceptional community assets-keep its historic commitment to social justice and create a future in which prosperity is shared across the entire community?   Please join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and registration 8:30-8:50 a.m. Welcome and a Presentation of the Report Findings 8:50 - 10:10 a.m. A Panel of local Thought Leaders MODERATOR: Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts State Representative, 25th Middlesex District PANELISTS: Randy Albelda, Graduate Program Director and Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts: Senior Fellow Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston Moacir Barbosa, Director of Community Engagement, Health Resources in Action Barry Bluestone, Russell B. and Andree Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, School of Public Police and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University Ronald F. Ferguson, Fellow, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and Faculty Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard University 10:10 - 10:50 a.m. Community Table Conversation 10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Highlights and Closing FOR [...]

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