Everett non-profit receives Cummings Foundation grant

Philanthropist Bill and Joyce Cummings share a photo with the Community Family Executive Director Anne Marchetta and Board member Sherri McCormick at the Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant Awards Night on Thursday, May 3. Left to right: Bill Cummings, Anne Marchetta, Sherri McCormack and Joyce Cummings. 

The Community Family is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. Anne Marchetta, Executive Director, and Marion Dunn, Director of the Everett Center, represented the non- profit at a May 3 awards night at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn.

The Community Family (TCF) provides adult day health care to elders, adults with disabilities and those with Alzheimer’s disease at its three centers in Everett, Medford and Lowell. TCF provides care to 325 adults each year and 120 adults daily at its three centers, providing medical care, therapeutic activities, nutrition, and social services, benefitting both participants and their caregivers.

The Everett Center, located in a residential area on Wyllis Avenue, is TCF’s newest and busiest center, caring for an average of 60 individuals each day.

Anne Marchetta, Executive Director of The Community Family, said, “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Cummings Foundation. They have been a great partner and we look forward to deepening our relationship over the next 10 years. This grant will help move our programs and services and ultimately, our care,to its greatest heights ever.”

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