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John D. Colucci Named Board Chair at ECCF

John D. Colucci Named Board Chair at ECCF

Danvers, MA – Essex County Community Foundation has announced that John D. Colucci, Director of the Corporate Department of the law firm of McLane Middleton and Managing Director of its Woburn office, has been named Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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ECCF Fundholders Give More as Pandemic Grips Essex County

FEATURE STORY By Michelle Xiarhos Curran As unemployment numbers began to swell and lines at local food pantries grew during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Essex County Community Foundation fundholders sprang into action. From March 1 – April 15, 2020,...

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New Loan Fund to Help Strengthen Small Businesses

Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer Small and micro-businesses create jobs, drive community and urban revitalization, and foster local wealth. But oftentimes, they do not qualify for the loans they need to start or sustain operations. This winter, a...

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EEO: Financial Literacy Helps People Prep for the Future

EEO: Financial Literacy Helps People Prep for the Future

Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF COMMUNITY ACTION, INC. In Haverhill, low-income women – mothers who are working to support their children and families – are being empowered to take charge of their finances through an innovative...

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CPL Can Make a College Degree a Reality for More People

Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer According to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, by 2020, an estimated 72 percent of jobs in Massachusetts will require a postsecondary education. In fact, Massachusetts is one of 27...

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Arts & Culture Summit Informs, Inspires and Surprises

Arts & Culture Summit Informs, Inspires and Surprises

Michelle Xiarhos Curran Beverly, MA – You could hear a pin drop at The Cabot late Friday morning, Sept. 27, when Gloucester poet Caroline Harvey took the stage to deliver a powerful message about the transformative and essential role of arts and culture in our lives....

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The Lawrence Emergency Fund

The Lawrence Emergency Fund

How an Established Fund Helped ECCF Respond to the Gas Disaster On the afternoon of Sept. 13, 2018, Benny Espaillat was driving through South Lawrence when he received a call from a colleague at the local radio station he manages. “Something is happening.” Then,...

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