Category Archives: Cultural Alliance of Medfield

Inaugural MFi Legacy Fund grant wins MCAP a huge Federal grant

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The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Presentation Ceremony
(Pictured from left to right) Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair; Christian Donner, Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail; Dawn Alcott, Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP); Jean Mineo of the Cultural Alliance of Medfield; Chris Cahill, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Pays Huge Dividends to Medfield

 When the Medfield Youth Outreach team from Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) submitted a grant request to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund team to hire Bright Solutions Consulting to review and assist with writing MCAP’s federal Drug Free Communities grant application, it seemed like a long shot. Those involved all believed that the goal of making Medfield a recognized Drug Free Community was worth pursuing.

The Legacy Fund team took a chance on MCAP and awarded it a $5,000 grant in November 2018 and MCAP immediately went to work with the consultant on their federal grant application. The grant request was submitted in early 2019 and the team waited for the big announcement. On November 6, 2019 it was announced that MCAP was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 paid over five years by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will allow the coalition to hire a full-time prevention coordinator who will carry out evidence-based strategies aimed at preventing youth substance use in the Medfield community, services that have been proven to reduce substance abuse in other towns.

“The MCAP coalition owes the success of the DFC grant application to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund grant, which allowed MCAP to hire an experienced grant writer,” said Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh LICSW, the Interim Director of Medfield Youth Outreach. “We are looking forward to launching a proactive and comprehensive effort to decrease youth substance use and promote wellness in the community.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is an endowment established for the long-term benefit of the Medfield community which will also engage in annual grant-making to support community-driven projects. “This is exactly how we see the funds from the Legacy Fund being used to benefit Medfield,” said Todd Trehubenko, co-chair of the MFi Legacy Fund. “We think of the grants we can provide to be like an accelerant, helping add fuel to help grow programs and services that benefit Medfield residents.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s fundraising goal of $1,000,000 will enable the fund to grant annual funding requests. They are currently looking for founders/investors to help build the endowment which will enable this level of giving back to the community.

 

About Medfield Foundation

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. Since its inception in 2001, the Medfield Foundation has raised over $2,300,000 (Yes, two million three hundred thousand dollars!) to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded based on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. You are urged to go to http://medfieldfoundation.org to learn more.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair

617-785-5619

legacyfund@medfieldfoundation.org

 

or

 

Evan Weisenfeld, MFi President

508-740-4367

evan@medfieldfoundation.org

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the Medfield Anthology, at Medfield State Hospital

I apologize, as I forgot that my emailed posts no longer post my emailed photos, as they used to do.

Below are the photos that I was trying to post from the actual performance of the Medfield Anthology, a new play by Hortense Gerardo, Artist-in-Residence, MAPC, presented at the Medfield State Hospital this afternoon.

Brass band and family activities at MSH – 6/15

From Jean Mineo, President, Cultural Alliance of Medfield, MedfieldCulture.org

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Dad’s Brass Band tubist Don Rankin joins Tom Duprey on trumpet for a recent taping at Medfield TV.

Brass band and family activities offered June 15 at Medfield State Hospital

 

Families looking for a fun, free activity on Father’s Day weekend can head to the Lee Chapel grounds at the Medfield State Hospital (45 Hospital Road) from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15, to catch “Dad’s Brass Band” from 2-4 p.m., as well as lawn games that will kick off at 1:30 p.m.

 

In addition to the band performance and games, other featured activities include a community art project with Kurt Jackson and hands-on papermaking with artist May Babcock. Ruby’s Ice Cream Truck will also be on hand to sell treats.

 

Organized by the Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM), the afternoon event is a way to bring community members together to enjoy the property, and see the potential for future arts and cultural activities on the picturesque grounds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the event of rain, music and activities will take place inside the Lee Chapel.

 

Performers in the “Dad’s Brass Band” include Medfield residents Don Rankin on tuba, and Tom Duprey on trumpet. Rankin is principal tubist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet Orchestra; Duprey performs in a number of ensembles, and teaches music in Dover-Sherborn schools and at the college level.

 

May Babcock is a Rhode Island artist who works in papermaking, printmaking, book arts and art installations. She is known for incorporating materials from a given environment into her projects.

 

Look for further details on the CAM website medfieldculture.org, and be sure to check out the Medfield TV promotional video on its YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/tCDRLLqI2AE.

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Inaugural MFi Legacy Fund grants

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund held a recent event to announce and celebrate its inaugural grant recipients.

Pictured below at the event are (L to R) Todd Trehubenko, Co-chair of the Legacy Fund Community Board, Christian Donner of the MRT, Dawn Alcott,Medfield Youth Outreach Director for the MCAP, Jean Mineo of the Medfield Cultural Alliance, and Chris Cahill, Co-chair of the Legacy Fund Community Board.

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$20,000 in Grants Awarded by The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

The following provided by Kerry McManama, Communications Director, MFi.

$20,000 in Grants Awarded by The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the donation of grants, totaling $20,000, to three non-profits serving the Medfield community. The Legacy Fund is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation that invests in local non-profits that build a strong and vibrant community.

The first grants awarded by the Legacy Fund, founded in 2016, were celebrated at a festive reception in late 2018. Grant recipients include:

  • Friends of Medfield Rail Trail
  • Medfield Cares About Prevention.

Funds granted will help construct the Medfield Rail Trail, contribute to efforts to develop an arts center at at the former Medfield State Hospital property, and support community-based efforts to prevent youth substance abuse.

“We are honored to support these outstanding and committed Medfield organizations with grants made possible by the generosity of Medfield donors, in particular our Legacy Fund Founders,” says Christopher Cahill, Medfield resident since 1998 and Co-chair of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund.

Medfield residents interested in giving where they live may make a tax-deductible donation to the Legacy Fund, or contact Info@MedfieldFoundation.org to explore joining its Board of Directors.

About Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest,was formed to support community-driven projects in Medfield, ensure a strong and vibrant community, and respond to diverse needs and voices into the future. The MFi Legacy Fund is a permanent, grant-making source of funding to support community needs and opportunities, and provide ways for donors to give back or leave a legacy to the community. For more information, visit www.foundationformetrowest.org/

About The Medfield Foundation (MFi)

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. The Foundation facilitates the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield, with a mission to enrich the lives of residents and build a stronger community. Since 2001, the Foundation has raised over $2 million to benefit the Town of Medfield. To learn more about the Foundation and its initiatives, or how to volunteer or contribute, please visit www.MedfieldFoundation.org or email Info@MedfieldFoundation.org.

Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Holiday Stroll

From Diane Borrelli of the Medfield Cultural Alliance –

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Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Holiday Stroll

 

The Cultural Alliance of Medfield is seeking volunteers for the 4th annual Holiday StrollFriday December 7, between 3:30 and 9:30pm, we’ll need volunteer ‘greeters’ in 2 hour shifts.

Greeting duties include smiling, welcoming visitors, tallying head counts, helping some artists set up/break down booths, and providing general event information to visitors. It’s fun, social, and easy, and you work in pairs, so sign up with a spouse or friend!

Click here for information on time slots, and the link to “Sign Up Genius”. And, visit www.medfieldculture.org and check out the “2018 Holiday Stroll” tab to learn more about this annual Medfield event!

Thank you,

Diane Borrelli
D.frances@verizon.net
MedfieldCulture.org

Medfield awarded state cultural planning grant

The town received a notice this week that it had been awarded a state planning grant for developing a cultural arts facility at the former Medfield State Hospital site. A rendering of one possibility is shown below.

This from Jean Mineo –

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Medfield has been awarded a $30,000 planning grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a state program that fosters the growth of the creative economy by supporting building projects in the nonprofit arts, humanities and sciences. Medfield received one of 35 planning grants across the state. The grants require a 1:1 match. There were also 63 capital grants for a total of $9.3 million in awards that will generate at least another $9.3 million in private investment in cultural facilities.

The Town approved $25,000 toward the required grant match at the Annual Town Meeting last week. The Cultural Alliance of Medfield has committed to raising the balance for the $115,000 project to complete schematics and apply for historic tax credits. If you’d like to help, you can make a donation at their website www.MedfieldCulture.org or read more about their exciting plans on their link to the Medfield State Hospital. Contact Jean Mineo at 617-877-5158 or JeanMineo@aol.com with any questions.

To see the grants:
http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/facilities/facilities_fundinglist.htm#Boston

 

Holiday Stroll this Friday, 4-9 PM

 

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Medfield’s Third Annual Holiday Art and Craft Stroll: Friday, December 1, 2017

(Medfield, MA): The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) announces its third annual Holiday Stroll on Dec. 1, 2017 from 4:00–9:00 pm. This is a festive family event that takes place at 14 venues along Main Street (Route 109) and the Dwight Derby House on Frairy Street. The Holiday Stroll includes cookie decorating, an outdoor ice sculpture, 40 juried artisans, carolers and M.E.M.O.’s outdoor tree lighting ceremony. All events are within walking distance, free parking nearby and FREE admission. For complete details and a list of artisans, visit www.MedfieldCulture.org

 

ARTIST’S SITES
United Church of Christ: 496 Main Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Artisan’s work for sale
  • 7:30 pm. Community carol sing
  • 4:00–9:00. Kids craft station

Medfield Library: 468 Main Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Artisan’s work for sale
  • 4:30 pm, Children’s performer Sarah Gardner; Warm Winter Sing-a-longs
  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Kids craft station hosted by MAP (Medfield Afterschool Program)
  • Visit the new Friends Bookstore for books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks

 

Zullo Gallery: 456 Main Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Artisan’s work for sale

 

FOOD AND DRINK:

The Hot Dog Wagon: 478 Main Street (Bank of America Lot)

  • 5:00–9:00 pm. Nathan’s All Beef Hot Dogs with condiments; chips and drinks also available

Blazing Hearth Pizza: 503 Main Street. (Just Ervin’s Barber Salon Lot)

  • 5:00–9:00 pm fresh gourmet pizza from their wood-fired oven

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Baxter Park: Corner of Main and Spring Street

  • 6:30–8:00 pm. MEMO Holiday Tree Lighting and Joy to the World Singing

Dwight Derby House: 7 Frairy Street

  • 6:30–9:30 pm. FREE PHOTOSwith Santa by photographers Theresa Knapp
  • 6:30–9:30 pm.  Hand-crafted items and paintings available for purchase.

In the Gazebo next to the library: 468 Main Street

  • 7:15 pm. Ice sculpture carving demonstration outside the Town Hall by Eyes4Ice

Brothers Marketplace: 446 Main Street

  • 4:00–5:30 pm. Caroling by Middle and High School chorus members
    4:00–9:00 Holiday cookie decorating

LOCAL TALENT

Be Charmed: 70 North Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Locally-made jewelry, custom-sewn “ditty bags” using specialty fabrics.

Butterfly Tree  Boutique: 505 Main Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. FREE holiday-themed temporary tattoos.

Capsule Lifestyles, Inc: 70 North Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. Pearl jewelry and designer purses, organizers and accessories.

 Juice on Main: 479 Main Street

  • 4:00–9:00 pm. FREE tastings of organic, raw, cold-pressed juices and special holiday drink.

Larkin’s Wine & Spirits:  20 North Street

  • 6:00–8:00 pm. Sample beer from Medfield’s own 7th Wave Brewing and sip award-winning concoctions from Medfield’s AstraLuna Brands

 

FREE PARKING behind the Medfield Town Hall at 459 Main Street and at the Montrose School lot at 29 North Street (enter on Brook Street).

 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the MEDFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Thank you to our sponsors: 7TH WAVE BREWING; A & D APPLIANCE; ACMEWARE INC.; ASTRALUNA BRANDS; ALISON BROWN/COLDWELL BANKER; DOHERTY, CIECHANOWSKI, DUGAN & CANNON; LARKIN’S WINE & SPIRITS; MASS CULTURAL COUNCIL; MEDFIELD ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS THERAPY, LLC; NEEDHAM BANK; NOSH & GROG PROVISIONS; MAP (Medfield Afterschool Program); M.E.M.O. (Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization); PARK STREET BOOKS; and STIRLING TECHNOLOGIES.

 

The Cultural Alliance of Medfield is a 501-c-3 organization established in 2015 to nurture, support and promote culture in Medfield.

 

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