Thursday, June 21, 2007

Patrick-Murray Inaugural Committee Awards 215 Grants

The Patrick-Murray Inaugural Committee announced that it has awarded grants to charitable organizations across Massachusetts using the leftover money raised for the inauguration of Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Governor Tim Murray. Over 1500 organizations submitted applications, but only 215 grants of $2500 each were given out.

Though I was a member of the 400 person grant committee, as it turns out I was unable to use my considerable clout to bring more grant money home to Watertown. Only one Watertown organization, the Catalogue for Philanthropy made the cut and received one of the grants. Here is the list of other recipients.