8th annual

celebration of giving


On May 19, ECCF celebrated the 8th annual Celebration of Giving with nearly 400 community leaders, donors, nonprofits and friends. Together, we highlighted two local leaders strengthening their communities and presented the annual George Peabody Award for outstanding philanthropy to Steve and Darcy Immerman. 

2022 George Peabody Award

Steve and Darcy Immerman

ECCF honors Steve and Darcy Immerman for their passion, leadership and impact in Essex County.

Learn more about Steve and Darcy.


Champions for Essex County

Doneeca Thurston

Executive Director, Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts

Doneeca’s commitment to community shines through both her professional life and her volunteer work. Her passion as a longtime creative leader, social activist and her thoughtful mentorship of Lynn-area youth has made her an ECCF Champion for Essex County.

Photo credit: Citizen Salem / Christopher Padgett


MakeIT Haverhill
MakeIT Haverhill has been recognized as an ECCF Champion for Essex County for its commitment to Haverhill’s Mount Washington community and meeting the needs of its residents. A completely volunteer-run organization, MakeIt Haverhill has positively impacted hundreds of lives since its inception in 2019.


event videos

Incase you missed the celebration or the live stream, please see videos from the event linked below. More videos from the event can be found here.

Michelle Curran

Communications Writer, Storyteller
(978) 777-8876 x142

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