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Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation Announces Nearly $200,000 in Gifts

Tuesday, October 24, 2017  
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Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation and Hanscom FCU leaders at the Annual Meeting. Standing left to right are Paul Marotta, Board Secretary; Deborah Detora, Director; Teresa Conrad, Chairwoman; and Hanscom FCU President/CEO David Sprague.

Hanscom AFB, Mass. (Oct 24, 2017) – The Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation revealed major gifts in 2017 at its fifth annual meeting. The meeting took place on October 23 at the Hanscom FCU headquarters on Hanscom AFB, and was attended by supporting members of the Foundation.

Foundation Chairwoman Teresa Conrad addressed the crowd. “Today we mark a milestone in the evolution of our charitable activities.” She led attendees in a moment of silence to honor past Chairman Alan M. Hart, who passed away in June.

Ms. Conrad announced significant donations by the Foundation. She noted the non-profit organization distributes 100% of its proceeds to charity. Gifts included:

  • $100,000 to Home Base, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Home Base’s mission is to heal the invisible wounds for veterans, service members and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. This is the fourth year the Foundation has supported Home Base, bringing the total gift to $400,000.
  •  Over $50,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital, through the sponsorship of three participants in the Boston Marathon. The amount raised is the highest amount raised in the 18 years Hanscom FCU and the Foundation have been part of this fundraiser.
  • $10,000 to Crossroads for Kids, to support programs for economically disadvantaged kids across Eastern Massachusetts. This organization provides students with summer and school year programs that support them to become economically independent citizens, socially responsible leaders and emotionally connected adults.
  • $1,500 to the Lincoln School Foundation, earmarked to the Hanscom AFB elementary and middle schools.

Additional donations in the past year include the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Burlington, MA.

Fundraising activities included the Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. Now in its third year, the tournament doubled last year’s total, raising $110,000. “A lot of hard work goes into making the golf classic a success,” Ms. Conrad stated. “I extend my sincere thanks to all of the volunteers.”

Ms. Conrad concluded with a message for supporting members of the Foundation. “You play an important role by lending talent and services that help the Foundation achieve its mission. Your help is critical to helping us bring together new donors and new dollars each year, offering additional and non-traditional resources to our community.”

The Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation is a 5019(c)(3) organization chartered in 2012 to support the Hanscom FCU member community. In choosing charities, the Foundation emphasizes programs that benefit veterans and active duty military, children’s health and medical research, and families struggling with homelessness.