• Nancy and Michael Sandman - Friends of the Brookline Community Foundation

Growing together and growing stronger

Mike and Nancy Sandman have been living — and giving — in Brookline for 45 years. They first connected with the Brookline Friendly Society in 1978, the year they were married. Based on his involvement in a related social service program, Mike was invited to help set up a new     More ...

Growing together and growing stronger2022-06-13T09:37:29-04:00
  • John F. Hodgman - Founding Chair of the BCF Scholarship Fund for Brookline High School

Leading the way for Brookline High School

John F. Hodgman grew up the son of a Fitchburg steamfitter and homemaker. A $100 scholarship from an alumni association helped him become the first in his family to go to college. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and in quick succession attended the University of Virginia Law     More ...

Leading the way for Brookline High School2022-06-29T14:44:32-04:00
  • Julie Marcus

Establishing the Opportunity & Equity Fund

In 2019, outgoing Board Chair Julie Marcus wanted to create a fund that would enable BCF to harness today’s resources to invest in tomorrow’s challenges. To make this vision a reality, Julie collaborated with BCF staff and led the establishment of the endowed Opportunity & Equity Fund. She shared her     More ...

Establishing the Opportunity & Equity Fund2022-06-13T09:38:05-04:00
  • Judy Moses - In Memoriam

Judy Moses, in memoriam

Judy Moses believed in education – continuing education – for herself, for her real estate colleagues, for the students she mentored, and especially for her clients. She described her work as a calling – to help people find homes. When she was suddenly and senselessly killed by a reckless driver in     More ...

Judy Moses, in memoriam2022-06-29T19:58:11-04:00
  • Lorraine Goldstein and Guus Driessen

Giving where they live in a fund for the arts

Having lived in Brookline for close to 50 years, Lorraine Goldstein and Guus Driessen wanted a way to give back to the community that has been their home. Long-time supporters of the Brookline Community Foundation, Lorraine and Guus approached the foundation in December of 2019 to discuss how to direct     More ...

Giving where they live in a fund for the arts2022-06-13T12:40:31-04:00
  • David Whipple

Brookline couple honor the memory of their son

Brookline resident David Whipple was an exceptional young man with a keen mind and a kind heart. A graduate of Brookline High School and Yale College, David died in an automobile accident in January 2019 at the age of 25. His parents Carol Gladstone and Ben Whipple wanted to find     More ...

Brookline couple honor the memory of their son2022-06-13T12:41:37-04:00
  • From left to right: Herbert P. Dane, BTHS Treasurer; Ann-Marie Carroll, BTHS President; Julie Marcus, Brookline Community Foundation Board of Trustees President; Jenny Amory, Brookline Community Foundation Executive Director. Photo by Leise Jones

Brookline Tuberculosis and Health Society establishes an enduring legacy at BCF

From left to right: Herbert P. Dane, BTHS Treasurer; Ann-Marie Carroll, BTHS President; Julie Marcus, Brookline Community Foundation Board of Trustees President; Jenny Amory, Brookline Community Foundation Executive Director. Photo by Leise Jones The fund: The endowed field-of-interest fund at the Brookline Community Foundation, called the Brookline Tuberculosis     More ...

Brookline Tuberculosis and Health Society establishes an enduring legacy at BCF2022-06-13T09:46:20-04:00
  • BCF history: Health center 1943

Our philanthropic history

In partnership with a health center in 1943 Our organization's name may have changed over the course of our history, but our dedication to Brookline has not! A brief timeline: 1878 — women become active in the Temperance movement in Massachusetts. 1905 — a group of these     More ...

Our philanthropic history2022-06-14T05:34:18-04:00
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