Category Archives: Medfield Foundation

Nominate your favorite volunteer by 1/31

Why are all these people smiling?

voty 2017 photo of nominees

The 2017 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards 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)

They are smiling because they just listened to the moving vignettes told by and about them at the 2017 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards!

To submit your nomination, please go to:

All submissions must be submitted by January 31, 2019.

The 2019 Volunteer Awards reception will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, at The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road, Medfield. The Medfield Foundation Board Members welcome attendance by all townspeople and guarantee attendees will be moved and inspired.

Applaud commitment to community. Recognize those who give where they live. Nominate your neighbor today!


Brothers Marketplace & Roche Bros. generously sponsored the Volunteer Awards

MFi Volunteer Awards in the news

The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are in the news!


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The MFi Opens Nominations for 2019 Volunteer Awards

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The Medfield Foundation Opens Nominations for 2019 Volunteer Awards

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its twelfth annual Volunteer Awards. The Volunteer Awards, a Medfield Foundation initiative, celebrates the extraordinary efforts of passionate citizens whose works have made a marked difference in Medfield residents’ quality of life.


Nominations of your special volunteer can be made on-line via this link –

MFi’s Volunteer Awards open


Rear: Liz Sandeman, Janie Boylan, Nancy Irwin
Front: Susan Holbrook, Chris Allan, Kim Agricola, Anthony Centore, Jack Morrill
Not pictured: Tracey Rogers and Renee Romanowski
Photo by Colleen Sullivan


The Medfield Foundation Opens Nominations for 2019 Volunteer Awards

MEDFIELD, MA, January 3, 2018 – The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its twelfth annual Volunteer Awards. The Volunteer Awards, a Medfield Foundation initiative, celebrates the extraordinary efforts of passionate citizens whose works have made a marked difference in Medfield residents’ quality of life.

The Volunteer Awards are based exclusively on citizen nominations. Since 2008, more than 100 residents have been nominated for recognition. The Medfield Foundation asks Medfield citizens to nominate an exemplary volunteer for consideration in the 2019 Volunteer Awards.

To submit a nomination, please visit: All submissions must be submitted  by January 31, 2019.

“We are thrilled to celebrate over a decade of recognizing Medfield’s most giving citizens,” says Osler (Pete) Peterson, Medfield Town Selectman and MFi Board Member.

With Peterson, Volunteer Awards co-chairs, John Byrne of Juniper Lane and Linda D’Amore of Indian Hill Road, anxiously await citizen nominations and look forward to celebrating at the Volunteer Awards reception.

The 2019 Volunteer Awards reception will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, at The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road, Medfield. The Medfield Foundation Board Members welcome attendance by all townspeople and guarantee attendees will be moved and inspired.

Applaud commitment to community. Recognize those who give where they live. Nominate your neighbor today!

Brothers Marketplace and Roche Bros. have generously sponsored the Volunteer Awards this year.


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 m. to benefit the Town of Medfield. To learn more about the Foundation and its initiatives, or how to volunteer or contribute, please visit


The Angel Run doesn’t run itself

The Angel Run doesn’t run itself! We need your help leading and supporting this magical event. The MFi Angel Run team is recruiting new team members! There are many ways to get involved. Opportunities to support your community – and have a ton of fun – range from positions on the Angel Run Committee to race weekend volunteers. Some positions are available for next year; others will become available within the next year or two. Race weekend volunteers are always needed. Grab a friend and get involved! Angel Run Committee positions: Angel Run race weekend support needs: • Race Director (co-chair) • baking • Event Coordinator (co-chair) • directing parking • Treasurer • registration • Registration Coordinator • t-shirt packing and delivery • Decorations Coordinator • Post-Race Party Coordinator • Marketing and Publicity • Shirt and Bib Coordinator • Corporate Sponsorships Connect to Learn More Email or call (774) 469-0260. Did You Know? In 2006, family and friends of Natasha Domeshek organized the Angel Run, an MFi initiative, in remembrance of their beloved third grader who loved extending kindness and warmth to everyone she met. Twelve years later, this Medfield holiday tradition continues, with the vast majority of proceeds used to extend kindness and warmth to Medfield residents in need. Building Community

Angel Run details

Important information for Sunday’s Angel Run
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The MFi Angel Run is this Sunday

Thank you to those who have already registered for the 2018 MFi Angel Run and for your support of the Medfield Foundation. And for those of you who haven’t, you can still register at the race this Sunday beginning at 11am.

This Sunday will mark the 13th anniversary of the Angel Run! Over 1,200 runners and walkers have already registered and will be lacing up their shoes and heading out on the course for one of Medfield’s most cherished events.

Here are a few details to help make sure you are ready for the big event.

  • The race starts at Medfield High School at 12:30pm.
  • Race shirts and bibs will be delivered to Medfield residents on Wednesday for those who signed up during early-bird registration. If you don’t receive your package by end of day Thursday, please email us at Be sure to look at your front door, side door or even in your mailbox before contacting us 🙂
  • If you live outside of Medfield, you can pick up your shirt and bib beginning at 11am on Sunday at the Registration desk in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. The high school is located at 88 South St, Medfield, MA 02052 or get directions here.
  • If you registered after early-bird registration, you can pick up your bib # (no shirt) at the registration desk starting at 11am on Sunday.
  • If you haven’t yet registered or have a friend who would like to participate, you can download the registration form and bring it with you on Sunday or fill one out in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. Registration opens at 11am. The cost per runner is $30 (no shirt is included). We take cash, checks (made out to Medfield Foundation) or credit cards if necessary.
  • A limited number of Angel Run shirts will be available for purchase for $15.00 in the cafeteria beginning at 11am.
  • The race ends at Blake Middle School around the back from the high school. There is a post-race party in the middle school cafeteria with tons of snacks and the awards ceremony which begins at 1:30pm. Be sure to stop in.
  • If you registered as a Competitive Runner or for the Sleigh Division, you will have special mark on your bib. The Sleigh Division will be in the first corral and start the race a few minutes before everyone else, followed a few minutes later by the Competitive Runner group. Both groups should be sure to be at the starting line before 12:30. Only those with the Competitive Runner or Sleigh Division marking will be allowed in this first groups.
  • Parking is available at both Medfield High School and Blake Middle School. There will be parking attendants on hand and please follow any parking directions. Overflow parking is available at Metacomet Park. We suggest arriving early to avoid the crowds.
Come Greet Santa

Santa will be arriving at approximately Noon courtesy of the Medfield Fire Department. Be sure to bring the kids and welcome Santa to the Angel Run.

Attention Parents of Medfield School Children

Friday is “Where Your Angel Run Shirt to School Day” at all Medfield schools. Be sure to have your child show their Angel Run spirit by wearing their shirt to school and seeing which of their friends will be participating.

We are still in need of volunteers willing to help out for the event. Do you have family that are planning to watch instead of participate? Their assistance could be very helpful. Open positions are listed on our Sign-up Genius site. And even if you are participating, we are looking for Bakers to provide some treats for the after party. Use the Sign-up Genius site to register as a Baker or donate other party items.
National Anthem

Congratulations to Maria Neafus, 15, who will sing the National Anthem at approximately 12:25pm next to the starting line. Maria is a sophomore at Medfield High School and enjoys acting and singing.

Bib Tag Timing
Your time will be automatic as the clock will start when you cross the starting line and stop when you cross the finish line. No more worrying about jockeying for position.

We ask that the Sleigh Division line up first, followed by the Competitive Runners, then casual runners behind that group, followed by walkers and families with strollers and or dogs. Be sure to look for the flags indicating where to line up for the start.

What about the Weather?

The Angel Run is a rain or shine event. If the weather is a bit unpleasant, we’ll still be doing the event. So dress appropriately and put on a smile.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at
See you Sunday!
The Medfield Foundation Angel Run Team

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Volunteer Sunday for Angel Run


The Medfield Foundation Angel Run, which starts at 12:30 this Sunday, is the town’s most fun family friendly event.  The Angel Run is still in need of volunteers, so you and your family can still get in on the activities:

  • baked goods
  • donations for the party
  • party set up and clean up
  • parking
  • directing runners along the route

Don’t miss the Angel Run – sign up to volunteer, individually or with the family, at

The MFi Angel Run is a family fun run holiday themed 5K race, that entertains 1,500 participants, hnudreds of volunteers, and raises monies for Medfield families in need.

Today is the last day to register online to run, and day of race registration is also possible.



Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Announces $20,000 in Local Grants


Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Announces $20,000 in Local Grants

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund has announced its inaugural grants totaling $20,000 to three nonprofits serving the  Medfield community. An award celebration and presentation of the grants will take place in Medfield on the evening of November 29. The grants are the first to be awarded by the MFi Legacy Fund, founded in 2016, and are made possible by the generosity of Medfield donors.

Chris Cahill, Co-Chair of the MFi Legacy Fund, said: “We are honored to support a range of exciting programs and projects benefiting Medfield. The focus and dedication of these organizations to making a difference in town is truly impressive.”

The 2018 MFi Legacy Fund grants are going to:

  • Cultural Alliance of Medfield
  • Friends of Medfield Rail Trail
  • Medfield Cares About Prevention

The MFi Legacy Fund seeks to invest in Medfield-based initiatives that help ensure a strong and vibrant community.  The MFi Legacy Fund is a newly formed endowment for the long term, engaging in annual grant-making for impact now and in the near future.

About Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

The Medfield Foundation 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. MFi Legacy Fund is a permanent grantmaking 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

About the Medfield Foundation 

The Medfield Foundation, Inc. a volunteer-run private nonprofit, tax deductible 501(c)(3) corporation created in 2001 to raises private monies for public purposes in the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts. The Medfield Foundation allows donors to designate their donations for particular purposes. The Medfield Foundation allows motivated groups to raise monies for Medfield purposes under the rubric of the Medfield Foundation.

To date, the Medfield Foundation has raised, administered, and passed through over $2,000,000.00 in private donations for the Town of Medfield to help fund, create, and/or facilitate the senior bus, the Medfield Night Fireworks, the Dale Street Playground, the Field of Dreams at the Medfield High School, the track and bleachers at Medfield High School, the Domeshek Library Fund, the Angel Run, the town’s Youth Outreach Worker, the Zullo Gallery, the Adult Community Center, the Middle School auditorium, the schools in general, the Animal Shelter, the veterans plaques, the Cultural Council, among others.

A variety of planned giving opportunities are available.

The Medfield Foundation annually

  • Celebrates Medfield’s volunteers at an end of March reception,
  • provides water to town meetings, and
  • operates the Angel Run.

About the Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit or call 508-647-2260.