MassMutual Foundation honors dedication of financial professionals with $275,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations again in 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., August 12, 2020 – 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 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

“In 2019, participating financial professionals in our CSA program donated nearly 12,500 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 Champions for Champions Inc. in Ocala, Florida in honor of Tracy Pick with Florida Financial Group and Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. in Morristown, New Jersey in honor of Justin Williamson with Fortune Wealth Financial Group. Champions for Champions enriches the lives of families through facilitating and providing recreational, educational, athletic, life skills and musical activities for people with special needs. The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center creates lasting solutions to problems of hunger, homelessness and poverty by offering food, housing, work readiness, medical, social and educational services.

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

$10,000 Community Service Award Recipients

Financial Professional

Nonprofit Organization

Office Location

Andrew Spafford

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Jeff Dollarhide

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Phoenix, AZ

Terrence McAllister

Connecting Champions

Washington, PA 

Chris Metkiff

Delaware Futures Inc.

New Castle, DE

John Navien

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Boston, MA

Michael DiMaggio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay Inc.

Boston, MA 

Raleigh Lang

Rose Brooks Center Inc.

Mission Hills, KS 

James Diehl

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Walnut Creek, CA 

Joseph Del Guercio

Women Aware

Princeton, NJ 

Michael Pine

Abilities First Inc.

Newburgh, NY 

David Burstin

Frick Art & Historical Center Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA 

Dawn Landino

Broadway Cares-Equity Fights Aids Inc.

West Hartford, CT 

Jeff Baron

Wildflower Inc.

Boston, MA 

David Carrow

Minnesota Teen Challenge Inc.

Rochester, MN 

Eric Spindt

Special Olympics Massachusetts Inc.

Framingham, MA 

 

$5,000 Community Service Award Recipients

 

Terence Hunady

St. Mary Parish

Amherst, OH 

Tim Flanagan

Isabella Santos Foundation

Charlotte, NC 

Paul Davis

Fleece & Thank You

Southfield, MI

Adam Bukowski

Du Page Senior Citizens Council

Chicago, IL 

Dakota Brizendine

Special Olympics Vermont

Colchester, VT 

T. Ray Phillips

Millennium Indy Inc.

Indianapolis, IN 

Douglas Rechtine

Springfield Schools Foundation

Toledo, OH 

Hans Seitz

Alternative Arts Project Inc.

Cheyenne, WY 

Amy Jamrog

Enchanted Circle Inc.

Holyoke, MA 

Eric Goldsmith

Everything Special Needs

New York, NY 

Brian Harris

Indiana Golf Foundation Inc.

Carmel, IN 

Maria del Carmen Maisonet-Gonzalez

Elfaro De Los Animales

Toa Baja, PR

Sultan Bilal

African American Men Of Westchester Inc.

Tarrytown, NY 

Christopher McMahon

Marys Place Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 

Lalit Jallan

Daya Inc.

Houston, TX 

 

 

Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 grants totaling $2.8 million have been donated to nonprofits through the Community Service Awards program. 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 MassMutual’s financial professionals 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.
To learn more about the MassMutual Foundation please visit https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/foundation.