Category Archives: Charity

New Life 5k Trail Run on 5/7 updates

From Todd Dimmick –

New teams enter the New Life 5k Trail Run on May 7th

New Life is excited to host its 5th annual Trail Run on Saturday, May 7th on the Medfield State Hospital grounds (at Hospital Rd. & Service Dr., Medfield, MA). The route winds through the beautiful Charles River Reservation, and the event is open to runners, walkers and everyone in between. Many teams have already entered the Trail Run, including A Team, Eliot Church XC, GNRC, Iwaki America, MAKT, Millis UCC on the MOVE, Shamrock Shuffle, Soles of Medfield, UCC Medfield, Unicorn Amazing, and Westwood First Parish Church. These teams include runners from across eastern Massachusetts. New teams are welcome and are easy to set up. 

To celebrate being back in person after two years of virtual runs, New Life has partnered with the Cultural Alliance of Medfield to provide live music on race day. Also, the Furniture Matters club of Medfield High School will introduce a Kids Fun Run for children 4-10 years old.

Trail Run registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun. Registration is $30 until May 5; and $35 on race day. On-site Kids Fun Run registration will be $5 (cash or check). There is a $5 group discount for teams of four or more when the registrations are made at the same time.  On-site registration opens at 7:30 on race day. The Kids Fun Run starts at 9:00, and the Trail Run starts at 9:30, with live music to follow. The first 300 people to register will receive a t-shirt on race day.

The Trail Run benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Walpole Donation Center, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. New Life provides a meaningful option for folks who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property.

Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org.


CAM’s “Fairy Walk & Daffodil Days” postponed to Sunday, due to rain

From Jean Mineo –

Hinkley Playground Rebuild Launch Event – 5/15, 11-2:30

Medfield Foundation supports new town initiative

Hinkley Helpers aims to improve playground at Hinkley Park, hosting launch event on May 15

Hinkley Helpers, an initiative of The Medfield Foundation, Inc. has announced it has launched. The group is raising funds to contribute to a rebuild of the Hinkley Playground in coordination with Medfield Parks and Rec. 

Hinkley Helpers was formed by a group of parents and residents to fundraise to create a best-in-class, new, safe and creative playground at the current Hinkley Park site. 

According to Kelly Fallon, Hinkley Helper’s Founding Chair,” We believe all children deserve a safe, clean and inclusive place to play.” 

 “The mission of Hinkley Helpers is vital to support the thriving town of Medfield and this initiative plans to raise private funds for public good and an improved playground at Hinkley Park”, said Kirsten Poler, president of Medfield Foundation.

Hinkley Helpers invites the public to attend the Hinkley Playground Rebuild Launch Event on Sunday May 15 from 11 AM – 2:30 PM at Hinkley Park, 51 Green Street Medfield featuring events for kids, face paint, and local food vendors Chubbs’ Ice Cream, Medfield House of Pizza, and The Hot Dog Wagon.

About Hinkley Helpers

The Hinkley Helpers are a group of passionate parents and frequent Hinkley Playground visitors who are eager to fundraise and design a new playground at Hinkley Park in Medfield, MA. The committee is open to all and actively seeking new members. 

https://hinkleyhelpers.com

About The Medfield Foundation (MFi)

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Its signature initiatives include the Angel Run, Volunteer Awards, Legacy Fund and Youth Leadership.

https://www.medfieldfoundation.org

5th New Life 5k Trail Run 5/7

From Tod Dimmick –

The 5th New Life 5k Trail Run hits the trails on May 7th

New Life is excited to host its 5th annual Trail Run on Saturday, May 7th on the Medfield State Hospital grounds (at Hospital Rd. & Service Dr., Medfield, MA). The route winds through the beautiful Charles River Reservation, and the event is open to runners, walkers and everyone in between.

To celebrate being back in person after two years of virtual runs, New Life has partnered with the Cultural Alliance of Medfield to provide live music on race day. Also, the Furniture Matters club of Medfield High School will introduce a Kids Fun Run for children 4-10 years old.

Trail Run registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun. An “early bird” discount registration of $25 is available until April 23; after that registration will be $30 between April 24 to May 5; and $35 on race day. On-site Kids Fun Run registration will be $5 (cash or check). There is a $5 group discount for teams of four or more when the registrations are made at the same time.  On-site registration opens at 7:30 on race day. The Kids Fun Run starts at 9:00, and the Trail Run starts at 9:30, with live music to follow. The first 300 people to register will receive a t-shirt on race day.

The Trail Run benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need. “The funds we raise go directly to helping those coming out of homelessness to furnish their new homes,” said Rich Purnell, Executive Director of the New Life Furniture Bank.

New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are made available at no cost to individuals and families in need. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Walpole Donation Center, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. New Life provides a meaningful option for folks who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property.

Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org.

MFi thanks town’s residents!

From the Medfield Foundation –

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Dear Friend and Neighbor,


The Medfield Foundation (MFi) thanks you for your amazing support in 2021.


For your support of the 2021 MFi Angel Run:

1,304 participants!

$34,000 raised!

37% more raised for Medfield than in 2020!

Angel Run funds are directed back to our community through MFi programs.

2021 Angel Run Starting Line

For your support through the Annual Appeal for our Public Need Fund:

$2,450 raised in 2021!

Public Need funds are directed back to our community through MFi programs.

MFi at Medfield Day

For your support of the Legacy Fund Endowment in 2021:

$300,000+ raised!

40+ new donors!

85%+ increase in endowment funds for Medfield in 2021!!

The Legacy Fund Endowment is used to fund our Legacy Fund grants program.


MFi Legacy Fund Grant Ceremony

MFi could not do its important work in our community without your support, so THANK YOU!!

We look forward to working with you in 2022!

For more information on our programs, including how to participate, please visit www.medfieldfoundation.org.

Still time to benefit Medfield

Still time to benefit Medfield

Looking to make a high-impact donation that will truly support Medfield over the long run? Become a Founding Member today!

Give at https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund

MFi Legacy Fund’s matching $100,000 challenge ends at year end

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Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund received a $100,000 matching gift challenge

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund has received a $100,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor, that matches gifts made to the Legacy Fund before the end of the year up to $100,000. Your gift will not only be doubled, but can be put to work in your community through the grant making in 2022.

The 2021 Legacy Fund round of grants were just recently announced. The Legacy Fund received ten proposals requesting a total of $62,000 in grant money, and after careful consideration, the MFi Legacy Fund awarded $28,200 in grants to 4 groups:



Medfield Outreach

Peak House Heritage Center

Sustainable Medfield

Friends of the MHS Theatre Society



The MFi Legacy Fund looks forward to seeing the results of the great work these groups will do for our community. The MFi also looks forward to building a larger endowment to allow its grants program to fulfil more of the needs presented to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund.

Donate by year end to have your donation doubled, either on-line at www.MedfieldFoundation.org/legacy-fund or send a check to the Medfield Foundation, 459 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052.

MFi Legacy Fund Announces Local Grants

First appeared in the Medfield Patch at https://patch.com/massachusetts/medfield/medfield-foundation-legacy-fund-announces-local-grants

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Announces Local Grants

MFi’s Legacy Fund announces grants to local non-profit organizations and a new $100,000 matching gift challenge opportunity through 12/31/21

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Chris Cahill, announcing the grant winners at 7th Wave Brewing
Chris Cahill, announcing the grant winners at 7th Wave Brewing (Courtesy Image)

MFi Legacy Fund Announces Local Grants

Medfield Foundation’s Legacy Fund announces grants to local non-profit organizations and a new $100,000 matching gift challenge opportunity through December 31, 2021

The Medfield Foundation’s Legacy Fund, an endowment fund created by the Medfield Foundation (MFi), has awarded grants to four local non-profit organizations, enabling them to fund important initiatives to benefit the Medfield community.

The new grants were awarded after the foundation received eleven proposals submitted requesting a total of $62,000. Six groups were invited to participate in a live “Pitch It!” event, and ultimately four were awarded a total of $28,200 in grants. The grant recipients include Medfield Outreach, the Peak House Heritage Center, Sustainable Medfield, and the Friends of the Medfield High School Theatre Society.https://ac1f38d33f43afec0b39381bbd3e3b71.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

“The Medfield Foundation is committed to positively impacting the lives of all the town’s residents,” said Kirsten Poler, Medfield Foundation president. “We listened to the needs of the community as presented to us, and we are so pleased we’re able to make these grants. We look forward to growing our grants program through the Matching Gift Challenge so that we can meet more of our community needs in the future.”

“The committee was impressed with the thoughtful approaches that our four recipients displayed throughout the process,” said Legacy Fund Co-Chair Chris Cahill. “We envision these organizations continuing to foster initiatives that help to ensure Medfield remains a town of unique character and value to all residents.”

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This is the second round of grants distributed from the MFi Legacy Fund for a total of $48,200 granted to date. Past MFi Legacy Fund recipients include Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail, Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP), and the Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM).

For more information about the Legacy Fund or to make a gift through the year-end $100,000 match program, visit https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund.

About the Medfield Foundation

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to use community funds to support community-driven projects with the goal of enriching the lives of all in our community. For more information about the Medfield Foundation, Legacy Fund, Angel Run, or any of our other initiatives, visit https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/.

MFi annual appeal

-MFi
MEDFIELD
FOUNDATION INC.
Building Community
Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi)
c/o Medfield Town House
459 Main Street
Medfield. MA 02052
(774) 469-0260
info@medfieldfoundation.org
www.MedfieldFoundation.org
Registered Charity: 04-3559057
Board of Directors
Kirsten Poler, President
Abby Marble, Treasurer
Leanne LaBelle, Clerk
Pamela Bates
John Byrne
Meghan Foley
Dorrian Cohen Fragola
Betsy Marble
Matthew Parillo
Osler (Pete) Peterson
Evan Weisenfeld
Bonnie Wren-Burgess
Past Board Members
Kevin Hern, President
Cindy Hern. Legal Advisor
Robert Luttman. Clerk
Stephen Phillips, President
Scott McDermott
Kelly McDermott
Todd Trehubenko
Adam Graber
Jan Rimmel
Kerry McManama
Linda D'Amore
Legacy Fund Community Board
Todd Trehubenko, Co-Chair
Chris Cahill, Co-Chair
Ryan Boland
Mike LaBelle
Abby Marble
Betsy Marble
Osler (Pete) Peterson
Kirsten Poler
Evan Weisenfeld
Angel Run Board
Stephen Greene. Co-Chair
Kimberly Crow. Co-Chair
Angie Dorney
Heidi Lusby
Cla ire Shield
Rose Colleran
Nancy Lorusso
Meghan Foley
Michelle Burrell
Chris Carlin
Amy O'Donnell
Betsy Marble
Minta Hissong
Sue Toohey
MFi
LEGACY
F U N · D
November 2021
Dear Medfield Neighbor,
We hope this letter finds you and your family happy and healthy. Over the past two years, we
have become acutely aware of the importance of belonging to a strong, vibrant, and supportive
community. Life can quickly and unexpectedly change for us, our family, neighbors, and friends.
We here at the Medfield Foundation are writing today to appeal for your help to address our
most pressing community needs during these challenging times.
Established in 2001, the Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer-run 501 (c)(3)
non-profit charitable corporation. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build
a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs
in Medfield. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
As Medfield's community foundation, MFi is interwoven within the fabric of our town, helping
to fundraise over $3,000,000 for community projects, create meaningful events, and-build - - - -
resilience for the future.
Two major initiatives that currently need help are:
• MFi Public Need Fund, which supports the growing number of families facing hard times
and crises. This Fund is used by Medfield Outreach and is primarily financed through the
proceeds of the MFi Angel Run and your donations.
• MFi Legacy Fund Endowment, which is a growing fund whose goal is to raise an
endowment large enough to enable annual grants to support community-driven projects
to strengthen and improve our hometown now and in the future.
On the reverse side of this letter are examples of the enormous impact these Funds have already
had on our community. By giving today, you can positively influence the lives of our neighbors
who face difficult times.
With humility and hope, we ask you to support these two initiatives that will help our community
thrive. The enclosed donation card shows the many ways to contribute. To learn more about
MFi, the Public Need Fund or Legacy Fund, please go to MedfieldFoundation.org, follow us on
social media or email info@MedfieldFoundation.org.
Give where you live and where your heart is. Your support will make a difference!
With Heartfelt Gratitude,
Kirsten Poler
President
P.S. Does your employer offer matching gifts? You can double your impact!

MFi Legacy Fund grant making announced

MEDFIELD FOUNDATION LEGACY FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS


The Community Board that operates the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund announced today that applications are now open for their second round of grants. Any Medfield-based nonprofit is eligible and welcome to submit a grant request online at www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund by October 15, 2021.

The Community Board will review all submissions and select the finalists who will be invited to a Shark Tank-type event (PITCH IT!) in October where they can present their projects, goals, and financial needs. The final selection of grant recipients will be made by the Community Board in early November.

The initial round of Legacy Fund grants was made two years ago, with monies awarded to the Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) ($10,000), the Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail ($5,000), and Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) ($5,000). CAM is using its grant to create the Cultural Arts Center at the former Medfield State Hospital; the Medfield Rail Trail has started construction of its new multipurpose trail; and MCAP hired a grant writer who succeeded in garnering a five-year, $625,000 Federal SAMSA drug prevention grant.

This year’s grant candidates should be prepared to illustrate a strong and compelling current need for funds, and possibly present how those funds may be leveraged in some material way, as illustrated above.

Time is running out to submit an application, so local non-profits are encouraged to act fast to take advantage of this spectacular opportunity.

ABOUT THE MEDFIELD FOUNDATION LEGACY FUND

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is a professionally-managed endowment created to support community-driven projects. Volunteer-run and designed to complement the initiatives of Medfield organizations, the Legacy Fund raises funds from the community and makes grants to established non-profit organizations through a competitive process.
For more information or to contribute to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, please visit www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund.

Make an impact. Leave a Legacy!