2015 Marlborough Brigham Family Trust Awards
Marlborough Senior Center, December 15, 2015
The Marlborough Brigham Family Trust is pleased to announce the awarding of more than $40,000 in grants for this, the third year of grant-making for the Trust.

A total of $101,554 was requested from various community organizations this year. We continue to be very encouraged by the quality and diversity of the programs these grant applications detail. Fully funding all requests is not feasible, but we believe the funds we are able to award will help many of these organizations be well on their way to implementing and/or sustaining some exceptional programs and services.
Marlborough Historical Society – Awarded $4,200 for the "Safe and Sound Structure Project”: Infrastructure repairs to the 1688 Captain Peter Rice Homestead. Janet Licht, President of The Marlborough Historical Society, accepted the award from Trustee Ray Johnson and then spoke about the specific repairs that are needed for the Peter Rice Homestead.
The Addiction Referral Center – Awarded $2,800 for furniture and window treatments for the Center’s meeting room. Gary Kato accepted the check from Trustee Nancy Cleary, and talked about the Center's role in the community.
Boys & Girls Clubs – Awarded $2,100 toward funding of wireless network and computer charging capabilities in the club’s Technology Center. Trustee Beth Wagner presented the check to Francis Hurley.
Civil Air Patrol – Awarded $700 for supplies and equipment used for training and emergency services purposes. Civil Air Patrol's First Lieutenant Pauline Smith accepted the check from Trustee Bob Kane and spoke about the Civil Air Patrol's role in the community and surrounding areas.
Employment Options – Awarded $2,620 to be used for the Young Adult Technology Center. Trustee Steve LeDuc introduced James Grasberger of Employment Options, who accepted the award.
Fresh Start Furniture Bank – Awarded $1,750 to be used to secure warehouse space for the household furniture and housewares recycling services that benefit those in need. Trustee Ray Johnson talked about the organization.
Friends of the Marlborough Public Library – Awarded $2,800 to help sustain its admission-free programming for the upcoming calendar year. Trustee Ronald Brault presented the award to Peggy Schwarz Ayers of the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library.
Friends of the Marlborough Senior Center – Awarded $4,200 to be used for the Center’s nutrition literacy program. Trustee Beth Wagner presented the check to Board of Directors members Sean Fay, Barbara McGuire and Carol DeRienzo.
GFWC Marlborough Junior Women’s Club – Awarded $1,750 to be used to help fund a new child safety program. Trustee Nancy Cleary presented the award to Brenda Geary who talked about the specific use of the award.
Ghost Light Players of MetroWest – Awarded $2,450 to help fund the expansion of the Players’ traveling admission-free performances of the works of William Shakespeare.
Greater Marlborough Programs – Awarded $4,200 for programming to help meet the needs of developmentally disabled individuals and their families. Nanette Goldstein, Director of Individual & Family Support, and Bill Fagan, Assistant Director, accepted the award from Trustee Bob Kane.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church – Awarded $4,200 for capital repairs to the Outreach Center to allow for occupancy of such programs as the children’s free summer lunch program, support groups, AA, and more. Fr. Michael J. McKinnon accepted the check from Trustee Nancy Cleary and spoke about the benefits of the award.
Marlborough Children’s Summer Lunch Program – Awarded $2,100 to continue the program and expand it to include parents/guardians. Ronald Brault presented the award to Peggy Schwarz Ayers and Jean Peters, who spoke about the rapidly expanding lunch program.
Marlborough High School All-Sports Booster Club – Awarded $4,200 to be used in the purchase of a new utility vehicle for home sporting events. Suzette Raun, left, and Diane Mechler, accepted the award from trustee Steve LeDuc.
Additionally, in 2014, Marlborough Brigham Family Trust trustees approved the initiation of a scholarship in the trust’s name to be established with the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars program, and has authorized an annual contribution to the fund of $1,000 through 2026 to establish the scholarship.
Marlborough Brigham Family Trust, P.O. Box 221, Marlborough, MA 01752