Medfield Press – full article – Nominations open for volunteer awards

voty 2017 photo of nominees

The 2017 nominees, back row: Tracey Rogers, Tracy Fedak, Anne Phipps, Nancy Irwin, and Mary Pat McSharry. Front row: Jim and Patti Schwartz, Jean Mineo, and Lily Doctoroff. (Photo courtesy Colleen Sullivan)

Nominations open for volunteer awards

The Medfield Foundation has opened nominations for its Volunteer Awards.

If you know someone in Medfield who volunteers time and energy to a worthy community cause or initiative, they may be the perfect candidate for the award.

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination for one of the awards can complete the form online at

Completed forms must be submitted by Feb. 28.

The MFi’s 2018 volunteer recognition reception is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.

“The public is invited, and assured to be moved by the volunteers’ stories of what they do,” the group said.

Since 2008 almost over 100 residents have been nominated for recognition by their fellow residents.

The categories of the award are Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for those with over 15 years of service.

“It’s quite a special event for everyone who attends,” resident Patti Garofalo said. “We all leave there feeling happier and very proud of our town for cultivating such terrific, kind people and volunteers.”

The Volunteers Awards are based entirely on the nominations submitted by the public, solely on the provided information.

The Medfield Foundation, is a volunteer-run private nonprofit, created in 2001 to raises private money for public purposes in the town of Medfield.

The MFi allows donors to designate their donations for particular purposes. To date, the MFi has raised over $1.8 million for the town of Medfield, recently started an endowed fund (the MFi Legacy Fund), and celebrated over 100 volunteers.


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