Wayland resident named Foundation for Metrowest “Campaign Champion”

Ambitious year-end ONEmetrowest annual fund campaign aims to engage 1,000 donors by December 31

A Wayland resident has been named a ‘Campaign Champion’ by the Foundation for MetroWest, the only community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston. Maureen Maas, a partner at Collaborative Insurance Solutions in Westwood, is one of 47 MetroWest residents who have been tasked with engaging their neighbors and fellow community members to strengthen the Foundation’s role as a connector, partner, and resource for the 33 cities and towns that make up the region. Maas is a strong supporter of the Foundation’s mission: She serves on the Foundation’s Distribution Committee and is a Professional Advisor Leadership Council member.

“I believe we, as a community, have an obligation to step up and help our neighbors, especially during this most difficult time,” Maas said. “There are people who live in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods who are struggling to stay afloat. ONEmetrowest creates an opportunity for community members to support the most vulnerable among us while also increasing awareness of the Foundation and the critical work that is carried out every day.”

ONEmetrowest is engaging the Foundation’s longstanding supporters and community members who are new to the organization’s mission by collectively exploring the issues, opportunities, and voices that unite the 33 cities and towns of the region. The campaign is mobilizing neighbors to increase engagement throughout the region, creating new connections to foster meaningful discussion and debate, and strengthening support for the organizations and nonprofits that contribute to MetroWest’s unique community and character. Nearly 600 donors have already contributed to the ONEmetrowest Campaign since it launched in September.

“For a quarter-century, and particularly during these challenging times, our community has turned to the Foundation for support,” said Judy Salerno, executive director, Foundation for MetroWest. “Now, through ONEmetrowest, we’re asking our community to show its collective support for our organization. Our remarkable Campaign Champions are critical to the success of this effort, and the overall success of our Foundation and community.”

The campaign is an extension of the Foundation’s 2020 key initiatives, including emergency relief efforts, celebrating its 25th anniversary, and revitalizing Impact MetroWest with additional data on race and equity indicators in the region. Additionally, the Foundation’s new series, “Voices of MetroWest,” will amplify diverse voices with unique perspectives and convene community members in a series of virtual town hall events aimed at elevating meaningful and impactful discourse.

For more on ONEmetrowest and information on how to donate, please visit www.foundationmw.org/onemetrowest-campaign.

About Foundation for MetroWest
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the cities and towns in the region, encompassing 700,000 residents from Westborough to Waltham and Acton to Walpole. The Foundation promotes philanthropy across the area, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all our residents. The Foundation is supported by a wide range of businesses, individuals, community groups and other philanthropic organizations. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $23 million to its nonprofit partners and currently stewards more than $26 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit http://www.foundationmw.org/ or call 508-647-2260.

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