Foundation, Inc. recently made grants to two Beverly, Massachusetts
Endicott College and North Shore Community College.
Richard E. Wylie of Endicott noted that the Foundation's kick-off pledge
of $100,000 was the first gift received to support a major expansion
of the college's library. Endicott College had just purchased contents
of the closed Bradford College library, and needed to move quickly to
house the 65,000 volume collection. This was a classic opportunity for
CFI to support the type of entrepreneurial activity that is often hard
to find in the academic world.
April 2003, the Foundation has made multiple pledges of 100,000 each
to help support and develop a service learning program at North Shore
Community College. The program, as introduced by President Wayne E.
Burton, will allow students to help improve students' respective communities
while at the same time furthering their education.