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Wellesley Rotary Club Raises $8K for MassBay Food Insecurity Initiatives

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Liz Cooper

Wellesley Rotary Club and MassBay Food Insecurity Initiatives Wellesley Rotary Club member John Adams and Wellesley Rotary Club President Linda Tighe present MassBay Community College President David Podell and MassBay Executive Director of Development Mishawn Davis-Eyene with an $8,000 donation for the Student Hunger Assistance Fund on the Wellesley Hills, MA campus, March 2022 (Photo/ MassBay Community College).

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (March 25, 2022) — The Wellesley Rotary Club recently presented MassBay Community College President David Podell with a check for $8,000 to assist the College’s food insecurity initiatives. This donation was the result of a very successful fundraiser the Wellesley Rotary Club held in the fall 2021 called “Dinner on Us!”, which benefitted food insecurity programs at MassBay, the Village Table, and Veterans at the New England Center for Veterans.

“We are extremely grateful for the Wellesley Rotary Club's continued support for our students facing food insecurity issues,” said MassBay President David Podell. “The money raised will provide many students with access to food through the Student Hunger Assistance Fund, which will make it easier for them to continue with their studies and focus on earning their degree.”

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

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