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Cummings School announces 2015 Service Fund recipients

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Cummings School announces 2015 Service Fund recipients

Nine Grafton and Westborough non-profits receive grants

NORTH GRAFTON, MASS., July 29, 2015 –Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education to elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are:

  • Apple Tree Arts in Grafton;
  • Grafton Public Library;
  • Westborough Public Library;
  • International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Grafton Chapter;
  • YWCA of Central MA for Westboro Child Care Center vegetable gardens;
  • The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in Grafton;
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in North Grafton for a children’s summer enrichment program at the Nelson Library;
  • Community Harvest Project for a K-12 nutrition education program; and
  • The Westborough Education Foundation Annual 5K Turkey Trot to benefit technology initiatives in the Westborough Public Schools.

“This is an outstanding group of organizations that are contributing to the communities of Grafton and Westborough,” said Deborah T. Kochevar, Dean of Cummings School. “Our host communities are important partners and this award program is one sign of our appreciation.”

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University established the fund to support organizations in its host communities of Grafton and Westborough, Mass.  Applications are reviewed on an annual basis by the school and given priority based on their ability to address community-identified needs. The Cummings School Service Fund grants typically range from $300-$500.

Activities funded or supported in previous years of Cummings Service Fund awards include a playground improvement at the Touchstone Community School, a children’s summer enrichment program at the Nelson Library, an adult English language program, a Grafton League of Women Voters-sponsored study of support services available locally for the elderly, and the Lion’s Club Fourth of July celebration.

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About Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is internationally esteemed for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; three hospitals and four clinics that combined log more than 80,000 animal cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.