Essex Residents Recipients of Philanthropy Award

Marcia Kalayjian, CFMC Board Chairman (right), congratulates Sherry and Herb Clark as the first CFMC Philanthropy Award Recipients

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its first Philanthropy Award -- Herb and Sherry Clark of Essex. The Clarks are being recognized for their longstanding spirit of giving, their extraordinary commitment to helping others throughout Middlesex County, and their leadership in promoting philanthropy each and every day.

The Philanthropy Award was presented to Herb and Sherry during the Community Foundation's 15th Anniversary Celebration on November 16, 2012. Joining more than 300 guests amidst a standing ovation, Cynthia Clegg, CFMC President & CEO, remarked, "the Clarks seem to have a sixth sense about who needs help and what issues in the community need to be addressed. The Clarks are quiet in their work, yet deliberate in taking action to help others and encourage all of us to do more, be more, give more."

Herb and Sherry Clark are the embodiment of Philanthropy – through their actions and examples. They, indeed, live by the rule Philanthropy Matters. Philanthropy Works.

In further recognition of their lifelong commitment to the Middlesex County community and the Community Foundation, the award hereafter will be known as the Herb and Sherry Clark Philanthropy Award at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County. Its two-fold mission is: (1) to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds and (2) to support local nonprofit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided 819 grants totaling $2.5 million nonprofit organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements, and for health and human services. For more information call 860-347-0025, email info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org or visit the website: www.MiddlesexCountyCF.org.

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