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Named after the late civil rights leader Lenny Zakim, who ran the New England operation of the Anti-Defamation League, the Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) supports small but effective Massachusetts nonprofits that are working to make their communities better. As a LZF recipient, the Alray Scholars Program receives 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. The LZF runs targeted seminars and intensive training institutes for its member organizations throughout the year, and provides pro bono legal advice from DLA Piper, the respected Boston law firm that supports the LZF. Most appealing to the Alray Scholars Program is that the LZF has developed into the kind of organization we hope ours will become: one with a wide reach and deep impact but also one that has managed to remain true to its grassroots spirit.