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Pat Casey – Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Year

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MFi Salutes Pat Casey – Volunteer of the Year!

Medfield Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award – Pat Casey.  Through the nomination provided by colleagues Jack Wolfe, Martha Festa and Joanna Hilvert, it is clear that Pat exemplifies the qualities MFi looks for:  a dedicated volunteer who is driven to provide a meaningful impact in the town of Medfield.

“Pat brings a unique balance of capability and character to all he does,” say his nominators.  In working with Pat on the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee (MSH MPC), they observed that Pat’s “analytical skills are superb, and they form the foundation for his judgements.  Pat’s work ethic, considering the massive work load for all on the MSH MPC, is equally superb.”  Given that Pat’s full-time job takes up a substantial amount of his time, his commitment to donating a vast number of  hours of professional expertise over a 4 year span to the MSH committee as a volunteer demonstrates just how devoted he is to the improvement of our town.  ”Pat always listens and works to understand and consider everyone’s viewpoint. He is an exceptionally good and careful listener; there is no question of his attention when in conversation with him. And amid sometimes challenging dynamics, Pat was always a conciliator and collaborator.”  In the word of his nominators, “Pat Casey is simply a terrific asset to Medfield.”

Pat had tough competition this year, and we would like to thank the other Volunteer of the Year nominees.  Dick Judge, Michele Feinsilver Hoye, Liz Sandeman and Michelle Barrette we sincerely thank you for your dedication and volunteer spirit focused on improving our town!

Please join us on March 31, from 3pm to 5pm at the Center in Medfield to honor all of this year’s very special Volunteers!

 

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The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are made possible by the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace 

MFi Camp Fund appeal

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Medfield Foundation 2019 Summer Camp Fund Appeal

Adults and children throughout Medfield have happy memories of summer camp. From a traditional experience in the woods to skill building or specialized camps, many Medfielders cherish these summer camp experiences and the friends they made there…How would you feel if you were left out of this experience?

Before the summer camp season begins, the Medfield Foundation (MFi) board wants the town to know that there is a highly significant need for assistance by families whose children yearn to attend camp; however, due to difficult financial situations at home they would be unable to attend. It can be challenging to grow up in an affluent community and not have the same access to resources.

After first responding to a specific significant need 2 years ago, this fund has become a popular way for people with means to give back to their community.  We are now in our 3rd year of the fund, and, like years past, are looking to raise $5000 to give all of our youth this joyful opportunity.

The Medfield Foundation encourages you to make a tax deductible donation to help Medfield children attend summer camp! There are easy ways to make your donation or to find out more:

  1. Send your check to the Medfield Foundation, ℅ Medfield Town House, 459 Main Street, Medfield MA 02052. Please make your check out to Medfield Foundation, Inc and then write “CAMP” in the memo line!
  2. Use this link to donate:  http://medfieldfoundation.org/donate/

Want more information before donating? Contact MFi Treasurer, Abby Marble call: 508-361-9825  email: treasurer@medfieldfoundation.org or Board Member John Byrne call: 860-748-1447  email: byrne.johnb@gmail.com.

Did you know…

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 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 million to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded 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. Annual fundraising revenue varies each year as the initiatives and needs in the town change. You are urged to go to http://medfieldfoundation.org/.

 

 

Maeve Devlin is the 2019 MFi Youth Volunteer of the Year

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MFi Salutes Maeve Devlin – Youth Volunteer of the Year!

Medfield Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year – Maeve Devlin.  Through the nomination provided by her Teacher, Gail Duffy, it is clear that Maeve exemplifies the qualities MFi looks for:  a dedicated volunteer who is driven to provide a meaningful impact in the town of Medfield.

Ms. Duffy describes Maeve this way: “One of the most striking aspects of Maeve Devlin is the fact that she really doesn’t see the enormity of what she’s done.”  In her work with the Best Buddies program at Medfield High, Maeve has “fostered a transformative experience” for all students, both those with cognitive delays, as well as those without.  In her 2 years working with this program, Maeve has led by “example, enthusiasm, warmth and tenacity.”  She has succeeding in transforming this into a club where “all students look forward to meeting as friends.”

Maeve has been a force for good in her school, leading other classmates, both those in her class, as well as upper classmen, to become part of her revolution.  By her Sophomore year, Maeve was on the Leadership Board of the Best Buddies, and began organizing some fantastic initiatives such as a pre-Trick-or-Treating party for all of the participants.  Maeve has also organized her friends to participate in the Friendship Walk, catapulting her Chapter into the top 15 of fundraisers.

In her spare time, when not giving her heart to this program, Maeve is the Captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball team, serves as her class’ Vice President, works as a waitress, and does it all with an optimistic smile.

Although Maeve’s accomplishments are amazing in of themselves, what is truly spectacular is that she has developed true, authentic and long-lasting friendship with the participants in the Best Buddies program.

Maeve had tough competition this year, and we would like to take a moment to thank the other Youth Volunteer of the Year nominees.  Hannah Rogan, Morgan Caro and Sam Joline we sincerely thank you for your dedication and volunteer spirit focused on improving our town!

 

Please join us on March 31, from 3pm to 5pm at The Center at Medfield to honor all of this year’s very special Volunteers! 

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The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brother’s Marketplace.

 

MFi Camp Fund

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MFi Camp Fund Sends Kids to Camp

Do you remember what it was like to laugh and play with your friends all summer long?  Help the Medfield Foundation give that feeling to the children of Medfield whose parents can’t afford it – give today to send a kid to camp! Donate today: https://goo.gl/PCTFPM  #Medfield #GiveWhereYouLive

Give the MFi your Globe GRANT

Please consider donating your GRANT from The Boston Globe to the Medfield Foundation, Inc.:

 

2019 MFi Volunteer Awards Nominations Announced

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2019 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards Nominations Announced

The citizen nominations are in and the Medfield Foundation is delighted to announce that the following extraordinary eleven people have been suggested for recognition by their fellow residents at the Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards reception, that will be held at 3PM on March 31 at The Center at Medfield, on Ice House Road.

Come to hear their stories, leave inspired by what can be done – it is magical.

The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are made possible by the underwriting of Brothers Marketplace and Roche Bros.

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2019 MEDFIELD FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER AWARDS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEESNOMINATORSPROJECTS/WORK Richard JudgeSharon JudgeKingsbury Pond Grist Mill Committee, Bay ColonyRail Trail Pat CaseyJack Wolfe, Martha Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Festa, Joanna HilvertCommittee, Economic Development Committee Michele FeinsilverJane CarterMedfield Garden Club, Peak House Heritage Hoye Center, Medfield Memorial Library, The Center Elizabeth SandemanDawn Alcott,Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP), Errin ChapinMedfield Lions, Medfield TV, NE Donor Servcices,Medfield PTO-Box Tops Collect, Hannah Adams Michelle BarretteNicki GustafsonMedfield Public Schools, St. Edward’s Parish, andothers YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Hannah RoganJack Morrill Miss Amazing, New Life Student Council Speaker,UCC Youth Group Leader, and others Maeve DevlinGail DuffyBest Buddies, Medfield High School, and others Morgan Caro Meg DrewGolden Opportunities for Independence, New HomeLife, Medfield Dance Academy, Miss Amazing,National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society Sam JolineErik OrmbergNew Life, Millis Book Drive, Lions Club TreeDelivery, MHS, MAP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Stephen Nolan &Martha Moon, Town of Medfield Marie Nolan Cynthia Greene, Sarah Raposa Marie Zack Nolan Geographic Information System 1995-2012; Conservation Commission2004-2008; , Medfield Energy Committee (chair & member) 2008-2018;Open Space Committee 1998-2005; Warrant Committee 1997-2003;Council on Arts (chair, treasurer, member) 1989-1996; Medfield ArtsLottery Council 1986-1997; Medfield Cultural Council 1997-2000 Stephen Nolan Medfield Affordable Housing Committee 1990-2018; Zoning Board ofAppeals (chair & member) 1993-2018; Town Bylaw Review Committee2011-2017; Planning Board (chair & member) 1989-1991; HistoricDistrict Commission (chair & member) 1990-1993; State HospitalAdvisory Committee 2013; State Hospital Negotiating Committee2013-2017; State Hospital Master Planning Committee (chair & member)2014-20182019 MFI Volunteer Awards - Nominees-3_Page_2

 

MFi Volunteer Awards nominations due 1/31

2019 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards Deadline next Thursday

One more week to nominate that tireless Medfield volunteer you know for the recognition they so rightly deserve.  Use the form at the Medfield Foundation website.   Simple process – huge effect!

Everyone is invited to the reception to celebrate the extraordinary Medfield volunteers suggested for 2019 –

  • 3PM on Sunday, March 31 at The Center.

Below are the individuals suggested for recognition in 2014.

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