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Jurg and Linda Siegenthaler

Jurg and Linda Siegenthaler

Linda and Jurg Siegenthaler have had a longtime passion for the city of Lawrence. “When I left the city, it was struggling,” said Linda, who grew up in the Tower Hill neighborhood. “Now there’s a lot of effort to bring it back and I want to be a part of that.”

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Lawrence Emergency Fund

Lawrence Emergency Fund

On September 18, 2009, Mayor Michael Sullivan partnered with the Charles C. Pringle Foundation to establish a fund at ECCF to provide a mechanism that could respond rapidly to urgent needs during times of emergency.

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Dee and Kingman Webster

Dee and Kingman Webster

In 1868, Civil War veteran H.K. Webster founded a small feed grain operation in Lawrence. In the 1980s, under the leadership of H.K.’s great-grandsons Dean and King Webster, the company reached its zenith as a manufacturer and distributor of Blue Seal Feeds in the Northeast.

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Elizabeth “Weze” Shorts Harrigan

Elizabeth “Weze” Shorts Harrigan

When she was a girl, Elizabeth Shorts Harrigan would visit her father’s childhood home and property in Bellevue, WA, a lush seven acres filled with the rhododendrons her grandfather planted and tended for years.

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Charity Girls of Northeast Massachusetts

Judi Lyons brought back more than a suntan from her 2009 trip to the Virgin Islands. She had an idea for a fun way to support nonprofit organizations in her community. Started by a friend living on St. Thomas, the Charity Girls of the Virgin Islands is a group of 24 women who meet monthly for dinner and discussion about the needs of their community.

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