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 expanding its commitment to civic leadership and increasing its presence and impact in Cambridge.”
Cambridge Community Foundation was established in 1916, making it one of the oldest community foundations in the country. The only foundation with the whole city of Cambridge in its purview, it is a civic leader and a key supporter of nonprofit organizations, distributing $1.2 million in grants in 2015 to meet local needs and support the aspirations of Cambridge residents. The Foundation provides advocacy and leadership support to deal with urgent local challenges and partners with donors to provide a permanent source of charitable funds for the community.