News & Updates | May 13, 2022

2022 Spring Inspiration Breakfast – Video Highlights

The Foundation’s Spring Inspiration Breakfast was an opportunity for over 170 people to come together in person at the Wellesley Country Club and hear about the critical needs in our MetroWest communities. This year’s Breakfast set a new fundraising record thanks to the support of our sponsors and attendees.

It was an inspiring morning! Attendees heard remarks from Executive Director Jay Kim about the Foundation’s new initiatives designed to tackle some of our region’s most pressing issues.

Board of Trustees Chair Michael McAuliffe welcomed the attendees, and Carol O’Neil who Co-chaired the event with Jack O’Neil shared insights about the Foundation and the importance of local philanthropy. Judy Salerno was recognized as the Community Philanthropist Honoree for her remarkable achievements leading the Foundation. Jared Ross received the Young Philanthropist Award for being a strong advocate for the Foundation, and his philanthropic work in the community. Laurel Lyle was presented with the 2021 Community Philanthropist Award, and Legacy Trustee Bob Brack was remembered for his significant role in the Foundation.

If you were unable to attend, below are video clips of each of our speaker’s remarks as well as Judy Salerno’s tribute video and a Foundation Overview:

Highlights from the Breakfast, including excerpts from speaker’s remarks

Introductory remarks, Michael McAuliffe – Board of Trustees Chair

Welcome remarks, Carol O’Neil – Event Co-chair

Jay Kim’s welcome and introduction of Jared Ross

Jared Ross’ acceptance remarks

Jay Kim honors Laurel Lyle and presents her with the award

Jay Kim honors Judy Salerno and presents her with the award

Judy Salerno accepts her award

Judy Salerno tribute video

Jay Kim’s keynote

Foundation overview

To learn more about how the Foundation is responding to the changing needs of our region and how you can support our work, contact Renee Quinn, Director of Development at [email protected] or 508-647-2260.