People’s United Community Foundation recently announced that it awarded $30,000 in grants to nonprofit agencies in Western Mass. Six organizations received funding in support of their programs. Here, Tim Crimmins Jr., (fourth from left), officer of People’s United Community Foundation and Massachusetts President of People’s United Bank, presents award checks to, from left: Donna Barbieri, vice president of Business Banking for People’s United Bank, representing Gray House; Lynn Cantell, growth manager and senior vice president of People’s United Bank, representing Top Floor Learning Inc.; Jane Lennox, chief development officer for the Clarke School for the Deaf; Michael Abbate, director of Finance and Administration for the Western Mass. Enterprise Fund; Monica Borgatti, Resource Development and Communications director for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity; Sandy Belkin, president of the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors; Ron Willoughby, Springfield Rescue Mission executive director; and Joe Manna, development director for the Springfield Rescue Mission.
Transactional Law Meet
Western New England College School of Law students Isaac Mass and Julie McKenna (left), topped a field of 30 teams in the national Transactional Law Meet held in Philadelphia. Mass and McKenna received their first place award from judges (from left), Joan Schwartz, associate general counsel of Airgas Inc.; Kenneth Young, partner at Dechert LLP; Jason Koenig, principal at Hale Capital Partners; and Charles Middleton, senior vice president and tax counsel at Oxbow Corp.
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