Neil Swidey (R) with Dick Ockerbloom of the Cummings Foundation and Anne Comber, chair of the Alray Scholars Advisory Committee.

Alray Scholars Program Selected for $100K for 100 Program

Posted on July 30, 2014 under ,

We’re thrilled to have been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program, chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. Neil Swidey, founder and board president of the Alray Scholars Program, and Anne Comber, chair of the Alray Scholars Advisory Committee joined more than 250 other guests at a June 2 reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion of funding into greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. For the second year, this exclusive event drew representatives from all 100 grantee organizations, as well as many public officials.

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Alray Scholars Program Joins The Lenny Zakim Fund Community

Posted on August 2, 2013 under

One of the most rewarding developments of 2012 was the selection by the Lenny Zakim Fund for the Alray Scholars Program to join its community of grassroots nonprofit organizations. Named after the late civil rights leader Lenny Zakim, who ran the New England operation of the Anti-Defamation League, the Lenny Zakim Fund supports small but effective Massachusetts nonprofits that are working to make their communities better. As one of the 50 or so organizations selected in 2012, the Alray program received both a grant and access to the LZF’s network of training and resources. The goal is to nurture small nonprofits that are committed to the kind of sustained bridge-building that Lenny Zakim dedicated his life to doing, so these groups can grow and increase their effectiveness.

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