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Megan House Foundation Receives Prestigious $100k for 100 Grant from the Cummings Foundation

Jun 12, 2019 02:01PM

(pictured left to right) Megan’s House Program Director MaryBeth Murphy and Executive Director Pamela Huntley

The Megan House Foundation joined a prestigious group of honorees and nearly 300 guests in attendance at the Cummings Foundation 2019 Grant Winner Celebration. The annual event, which took place Thursday June 6th at the TradeCenter 128 Atrium in Woburn, recognized recipients of the Cummings Foundation’s $100k for 100 Grant Program during a fun-filled evening celebrating the spirit of giving in the Greater Boston area. 

“It was a thrill simply to be in the same room with so many amazing organizations, let alone be among the honorees,” said Megan House Foundation Executive Director Pamela Huntley. “The generosity of the the Cummings family and their Foundation is a shining example of what giving back to one’s community entails, and is a tremendous boost to organizations like ours as we strive to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.” 

The grant, the largest awarded to the Megan House Foundation in its four-year existence, will be used to provide Success Coaching at Emma’s Place, the organization’s second Success Home, which is slated to open later this year and will allow young mothers to be reunited with their children while continuing their recovery in a safe, affordable living environment. 

Recognition by the prestigious Cummings Foundation is further validation of the mission at Megan’s House and the positive impact it makes on those in recovery through the program and its Success Homes. The grant award will go a long way toward ensuring the organization’s continued growth and will most assuredly help save lives and make a difference in those lives.

“By having such a local focus, we aim to make a meaningful, positive difference in the communities where our colleagues and leasing clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are most grateful for the nonprofit organizations that assist and empower our neighbors, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The $100k for 100 Grant Program supports non-profits based in and primarily serving Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties. This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention and food insecurity. Through this particular grant program, the Cummings Foundation pays out $10-million annually, along with an additional $15-million through its Sustaining Grants Program. The complete list of 100 grant winners is available online at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

Established in 2015, the mission of the Megan House Foundation is to improve the quality of life of its residents through an evidence-based substance use disorder treatment program that emphasizes individual dignity, self-respect and empowerment. Through its long-term residential treatment program and success homes, the organization has established a culture that promotes wellness and success. For additional information, please visit www.themeganhouse.org.

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest, single commitment to date has been to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

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