MassMutual Foundation Honors Dedication of Financial Professionals With $275,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MassMutual Foundation has awarded $275,000 to eligible nonprofit organizations through its annual Community Service Awards (CSA) program. These charitable contributions – which include two $25,000 awards, fifteen $10,000 awards, and fifteen $5,000 awards – are given in honor of financial professionals affiliated with MassMutual who demonstrate outstanding commitment to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

“Last year, participating financial professionals in our CSA program donated almost 18,000 hours of service to nonprofit organizations across the country,” said Dennis Duquette, president of the MassMutual Foundation. “We are proud to recognize these individuals who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating what it means to live mutual through their volunteer efforts and dedication to the causes they support.”

This year’s two $25,000 CSA grants are being awarded to Good Neighbor Village Inc. in honor of Michael Thompson with MassMutual Greater Richmond and Corazon Inc. in honor of John Novak with MassMutual Greater Philadelphia. Good Neighbor Village is dedicated to providing an environment where adult residents, with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, can thrive and become the best they can be while maintaining their independence. Corazon’s mission is building community by strengthening families, enabling service, promoting self-sufficiency, and inspiring mutually beneficial relationships across borders.

Additional CSA grants have been awarded to the following nonprofit organizations on behalf of the referenced financial professionals:

$10,000 Community Service Award Recipients

Financial Professional

Nonprofit Organization

Office Location

John Billington

Inspire Inc.

Shelton, CT

Mary Catherine Bloodworth

Solomons Temple Foundation

Atlanta, GA

Nathan Brinkman

Logan James Herr Foundation

Madison, WI

Jeff Dollarhide

Bikes for Kids Foundation

Scottsdale, AZ

Samuel Eppy

Jewish Family Home Care Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Amy Jamrog

Women’s Fund of Western MA

Holyoke, MA

Jay Lancaster

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Denton, TX

Michael Levin

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Tampa, Fl

Shane Mulligan

Horsham Hoops

Bala Cynwyd, PA

Rachana Puri

Baps Charities Inc.

Madison, MS

Hans Seitz

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

Cheyenne, WY

Eric Spindt

Special Olympics Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Rick Van Benschoten

Covenant House

New York, NY

Francis Viglione

Grace Foundation of New York

Staten Island, NY

Daniel Zuccarini

Urban Impact of Black Rock

Southbury, CT

$5,000 Community Service Award Recipients

Financial Professional

Nonprofit Organization

Office Location

Michael Blank

Rally Foundation Inc.

Marietta, GA

Gary Randall Bratton

Fathers Club Inc.

Leawood, KS

Christopher Caira

Rancho Los Amigos Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA

John DeMarinis

VBCC Youth Leadership Ambassador Program

East Hills, NY

Thomas Henske

Westport Library Assoc.

Westport, CT

Louis Holmes

Parkgate Health Services

Tupelo, MS

Jeremy Lindquist

Family Promise of Brevard, Inc.

Melbourne, FL

Genesis Loera

Tejano Center for Community

Houston, TX

Kuldeep Madan

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Long Island City, NY

Roger S. Marks

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Foundation

Maitland, FL

Jeffrey Marquis

American Heart Association

Cary, NC

Greg McRoberts

Diversion Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Vince Saul

Evans Scholar Foundation

Indianapolis, IN

Joseph Spada

Tri-County Scholarship Fund

Parsippany, NJ

Thomas Valentine Jr.

Why Me Inc.

Worcester, MA

Since the program’s inception, almost 400 donations totaling more than $3.6 million have been donated to nonprofit organizations. The CSA program is just one of a variety of philanthropic programs sponsored by the MassMutual Foundation in support of nonprofit organizations that operate where financial professionals affiliated with MassMutual live and work.

About the MassMutual Foundation

The MassMutual Foundation, Inc. is a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). The MassMutual Foundation activates connections and untapped opportunities within communities, so that all families can build their financial capability and thrive. In support of this mission, the Foundation develops partnerships and provides grants in support of our signature programs. The Foundation also supports anchor institutions in the communities where MassMutual operates.

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