It's Spring Fling!! The Community Chest Fundraising Party

It's going to be a blast and raise money for a great cause! Shake away the winter blues, catch up with friends, enjoy fabulous food and drinks and dance to the music of The Marsels. Join the Community Chest on Friday, April 4th at 7:00pm at the deCordova Museum. Tickets are $150pp and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, live music and lots of fun!

Tickets for this event are sold out.


Volunteer Service Awards 2014

The Community Chest is pleased to announce that is is accepting nominations for the 2014 Volunteer Service Awards. All high school students from Concord and Carlisle who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer commitment towards human services are encouraged to apply. Completed applications are due on April 28, 2014. Awards will be presented at the Class Act event at CCHS on May 21, 2014.

Click here for the complete application package.


3rd Annual Luncheon celebrating Women in Philanthropy

In celebration of National Women in Philanthropy month, over 100 Concord and Carlisle women attended a luncheon on March 6th, sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. The luncheon was held at Nashawtuc Country Club and featured special guest speaker Dr. Nancy Hendrie.

Dr. Hendrie is a Concord resident, a long-time Community Chest supporter, and the founder of The Sharing Foundation. She spoke passionately about The Sharing Foundation, an international non-profit whose mission is to “help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia” and how one can her own unique passion.

Click here to view the recorded version of Dr. Hendrie's presentation.


Author Lee Woodruff speaks to Concord & Carlisle residents

pictured l to r: Karen Bechtel, Executive Director, Christine Kielar, Associate Director,Lee Woodruff, Libby Kurten, Bookkeeper

Author Lee Woodruff addressed a crowd of several hundred Concord and Carlisle residents at the Fenn School on Monday, January 27th. With humor and candor, Ms. Woodruff shared the story of her husband Bob's traumatic brain injury, his miraculous recovery, the importance of community during that long journey and how the experience prompted the Woodruffs to reach out to help others.

To view a recorded version of Ms. Woodruff's talk, click here.