Foundation Announces 2nd Quarter Recipients

The Westfield Foundation met in May to distribute more than $29,000 in grants to seven programs and projects. These grants will help to fund a Young Entrepreneurs Academy, support families living with cancer, and purchase equipment for a pre-school program to name a few.

This quarter’s recipients include: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Summit Speech School, Planned Parenthood, IMAGINE, Inc., the Westfield Community Band and Furniture Assist. In addition, the trustees approved a $100,000 grant to the Westfield Y, to be paid in installments over 5 years, to support their new capital campaign.

Additionally, the Foundation is also pleased to announce the new executive board for 2013-14: Bill Foley, president; Rick Coltrera, vice-president; Alice Fertig, treasurer; and Howard Cohen, secretary. Eighty individuals have served as trustees in the past and there are currently 15 trustees serving on the Westfield Foundation Board.

The Westfield Foundation Executive Board for 2013-14, (from l to r) :Howard Cohen, secretary; Alice Fertig, treasurer; Rich Coltrera, vice-president; and Bill Foley, president.

The Westfield Foundation Executive Board for 2013-14, (from l to r) : Howard Cohen, secretary; Alice Fertig, treasurer; Rich Coltrera, vice-president; and Bill Foley, president.