What Our Partners Are Saying About Working with the Foundation Trust

“The Foundation Trust has been so generous to the City of Medford over the past year. They have contributed to the Medford Public Library Foundation,  Pop Up food markets throughout the community, and have supported numerous events for our youth. I am grateful for their generous contributions.”

Richard Caraviello, Medford City Councilor 


"Heartfelt thanks for fulfilling your generous pledge to Boston Children's Hospital. Your thoughtful decision to name a space in the new rooftop garden gives even the sickest children and their families access to the serenity of nature. It's a beautiful way to honor Dante's memory"

Sandra Fenwick, President and CEO, Boston Children's Hospital


"Thank you for your faith and investment in us! Your support is allowing us to create online content on Loss, in cooperation with our teaching artists to serve our students virtually during this time."

Kristen Sherman, Managing Director, Rehearsal for Life


“This new partnership has already provided aid to two homeless children who were displaced due to domestic violence crime. We are grateful to the Foundation Trust for offering such terrific support.”

Deb Fallon, Founder, Portal to Hope


“The Foundation Trust’s support of live theatre helps to build and strengthen community by making it possible for people of all ages and walks of life to gather for shared experiences – something all too rare in today’s world.”

Weylin Symes, Artistic Director, Greater Boston Stage Company


"The Washington Square Residence/Lynn Home for Women is so very grateful to the Foundation Trust for the additional funds which will enable us to provide more services and opportunities to our residents. Community partners, like the Foundation Trust, are the life blood of small nonprofits such as WSR/LHW. Our programs and services are designed to build community within the walls of WSR but more importantly, to help build or rebuild wholesome lives, we cannot do this work alone."

Lisa Connelly, Executive Director, Lynn Home for Women


"The generous commitment from the Foundation Trust to the new Medford Public Library Project has been valuable in several ways. Firstly, it was an early endorsement of our effort, setting an example for other institutional donors. Secondly, it demonstrated the varied use of the new library spaces by naming and outfitting one of the private meeting rooms for use by counselors and tutors in a safe and accessible setting."

Barry R. Sloane, President of the MPL Foundation Board and Chairman and CEO of Century Bank


“This grant from the Foundation Trust could not have come at a better time. In addition to giving us the capacity to offer field trips during the school year, the funds also enable us to transport youth safely back home. This is hugely significant since there have been some recent incidences of gun violence in our surrounding neighborhood which have prompted us to provide youth with transportation as they leave the program. One of the goals of Teen Scene is to ensure a safe place for youth to receive academic enrichment after school. Without the funds from Foundation Trust, this would not have been possible.”

Marolí Licardié, Executive Director, Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn


“This grant has been so timely. It has enabled Luminosity to implement PLAAY, Preventing Long Term Anger and Aggression in Youth. The Foundation Trust’s investment in non-traditional organizations like ours is crucial to mental health equity.”

Phoebe Soares, CEO, Luminosity Behavioral Health Services


“We are grateful for the generous support from the Foundation Trust to provide immigrant families in need with opportunities for academic and personal development. This grant is helping us address the barriers and changing the lives of many immigrant communities in Revere. We are so grateful to the Foundation Trust for contributing to a much-needed expansion and increasing the impact of our programs.”

Fatou Drammeh, Coordinator, Revere Community School

“Funding from the Foundation Trust is helping us better serve the Medford community. We are able to reach the city’s most vulnerable youth and families and focus our work on ending hunger and developing positive role models.”

Debbie Amaral, CEO, Malden YMCA


“Thanks to assistance from the Foundation Trust, our first-generation Americans and inner-city teenagers had the chance to learn from highly-qualified teachers and be more prepared for the SAT test and the college application process.”

Debora Guimaraes, Founder and President, Share Your Love Foundation


“As the Commission embraces a more proactive approach to human rights awareness, this grant from the Foundation Trust will enable us to better meet the needs of our increasingly diverse community in the coming year.”

Maya Jamaleddine, Chairwoman, Melrose Human Rights Commission


“There could be no more vital or important work than helping the more vulnerable come into their full potential. We thank Foundation Trust, deeply, for recognizing the importance of that work.”

Kerri Langlais-Emilian, Advisor, Revere High School Gender and Sexuality Alliance


“The Foundation Trust grant allows us to reach individuals that we otherwise couldn't. As a new organization, having funds dedicated to supporting artists with diverse needs and/or limited finances enables us to fulfill our mission to build a creative community that is open to all.”

Kris Rodolico, Executive Director, Follow Your Art Community Studio


"The Foundation Trust's investment in our scholarship recipients is deeply appreciated. Without this support, it is likely these students would not have had the opportunity to attend St. Mary of the Annunciation School and benefit from a high-quality Catholic education. We are so grateful for our continuing partnership with the Foundation Trust and we appreciate its focus on providing assistance for families who are facing life adversities."

Christopher Beza, Principal, St. Mary of the Annunciation School


"We are so grateful to the Foundation Trust for partnering with us at Arlington Catholic. The generosity of the Foundation Trust allows us to reach out to families who desire for their children to have a strong college preparatory experience and one which is firmly rooted in educating students in leadership, empathy and service. We are confident that these deserving students will go out into the world and make a difference in the lives of others. In doing so, they will also feel inspired and uplifted in their own lives. The Foundation Trust is truly transforming lives through each and every child they help to educate."

Linda Butt, Head of School, Arlington Catholic High School


“I just wanted to say thank you again for including Arlington Catholic in your charitable giving.  We are thrilled to be a partner with the Foundation Trust. This list [of recipients] is so very impressive - You are truly making a difference in the world.”

Beth Flynn, Director of Advancement,  Arlington Catholic High School


"Thank you for this lovely tribute gift. Your generosity allows the BSO to achieve its musical mission and continue its tradition of artistic excellence. I am grateful for your support"

Bart Reidy, Director of Development, Boston Symphony Orchestra


“This has been an incredible collaboration, and we are very thankful for all of your support.”

Michael Skorker, Advisor and Program Coordinator, Medford CCSR


“Our partnership between the Foundation Trust and the RHS OutdoorsClub will yield a myriad of benefits for our students. We look forward toengaging in this work. A gracious thank you to the Foundation Trust for supporting us as we bring our vision into reality.”

Jesus Lopez, Advisor, Revere High School Outdoors Club 

"Mr. Dieso's support continues to strengthen the University's efforts to attract and retain highly talented students, regardless of their economic backgrounds. I deeply appreciate the Foundation's continuing commitment to Boston University."

Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University


"We are very grateful to the Foundation Trust for supporting our efforts to continually advance the quality of life for our residents. Music speaks to all of us. For seniors dealing with age-related and memory issues, music allows them to connect more deeply to their emotions and can help with overall recall and improved self-esteem."

Joyce Shannon, President and CEO, Nevins Family of Services


“It has always been a part of our mission to present new works and unique takes on familiar works, but it can be challenging as new works are not as commercially viable as more well-known plays or musicals. When we partnered with the Foundation Trust, it was like a huge weight was lifted, because for at least five seasons, we have support for this important part of our mission."

Amy Morin, Managing Director, Greater Boston Stage Company


"If it wasn't for the Foundation Trust, we wouldn't have been able to help a lot of local kids this year. And the need was greater than ever."

Anthony Guardia, Chief Development Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield


“It is people like you that serve as positive role models for our students and make educating our young people more meaningful. Thank you for helping to make the world a better place.”

Richard Trotta, Director,  Medford Public Schools Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility


“This generosity energizes us so deeply in our ongoing commitment to introduce meditation as a daily practice in the lives of young people.”

Joan Amaral, Founder, Zen Center North Shore


“Thank you so much for supporting elders in need!”

Jenny Vanasse, Director of Development, Mystic Valley Elder Services


“These additional funds from The Foundation Trust will help us open more doors to members of the community to an extremely special therapy program. To be able to provide a unique experience, especially to clients from the Brockton area, who do not get to see horses very often, is very special and we can’t thank The Foundation Trust enough in allowing us to expand our mission and services to the Brockton and Bridgewater communities.”

Jaclyn Ross, Executive Director, The Bridge Center


“We thank The Foundation Trust for its support of local community mental health services. Our goal is to provide “a place for everyone” where all are welcome to access our services. We recognize that the expansion of the availability of gender, culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services is critical. This grant from the Foundation Trust allows us to advance in our mission.”

Julie Catalano, Director, Neighborhood Counseling and Community Services


"We thank the Foundation Trust for not only supporting our work at the youth-led 525 Study Center in the Shirley Avenue Neighborhood, but for also making youth development and organizing a funding priority in Revere. RYiA is excited to have a funding partner focused on strengthening our city and our young people."

Sandy Wright, Director, Revere Youth in Action


"Thank you so much for your generosity in allowing our students to attend Miracle on 34th Street. It was an amazing opportunity for our students. I know they very much enjoyed the play. Your donation is much appreciated!"

Rebecca Hoell, Albert N. Parlin School, Everett, MA


"We are grateful for the Foundation Trust’s continued support of creative arts in our community. The Create Your Opportunity program provides a supported launching point for youth interested in connecting with the community through their art, and we’re thrilled to welcome this first cohort of talented high schoolers."

Kris Rodolico, Executive Director, Follow Your Art Community Studios, Melrose, MA