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November 7, 2012

Women's Fund of Essex County applauds grant recipients

PEABODY — The Women’s Fund of Essex County honored a dozen area agencies at its 10th annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Oct. 18 at the Peabody Marriott Hotel.

Twelve Essex County agencies were recognized as, grant recipients under this year’s funding focus of Economic Self-Sufficiency and Security.

The 2012 grant recipients are the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center of Newburyport, Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Citizens for Adequate Housing, COMPASS for Kids, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.; Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill, Girls Inc. of Lynn, Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), Healthy Directions, Wellspring House, YMCA of the North Shore and YWCA of Greater Lawrence.

The Women’s Fund extends special thanks to the luncheon’s business sponsors: Anthony & Dodge, PC, Certified Public Accountants; Barry O’Brien, North Shore Communications Groups, Inc.; Beverly Hospital, Brookwood School, Glovsky & Glovsky LLC., Oakmont Partners, LLC.; Personal Wealth Management, and Shore Country Day School.

The mission of The Women’s Fund of Essex County is to promote philanthropy as it raises and distributes funds to organizations that provide opportunities and solutions for women and girls in need throughout Essex County. The Women’s Fund is a collaborative fund of the Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers. For more information, visit

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